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“One of the more interesting towns in Baja California Sur is the date palm oasis of San Ignacio, which lies near the center of Baja both north-south and east-west.
Because it is on neither the Pacific or the Sea of Cortez, it has missed some of the tourist development that has centered along the coasts.
The springs that provide the water in this small valley have created a lush environment and an obvious place to locate a town in the otherwise harsh desert.”
Source: Alt. Building Blog