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Catavina Rock Paintings (Las Pintas)

La Paz, Ensenada, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Ensenada
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Aug 31, 2014
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Davis, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Having done three road trips down the Baja, this is a must see each time...it is time standing still as you climb the very easy short trail to the cave paintings...lots of color very well preserved...a must see and a convenient turn out...even has a restroom facility at the parking area...

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Las Ventas con Pena Aguilera, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

kat-ah-VEEN-yah, correctly spelled Cataviña. 76 miles south of El Rosario on Mex 1. There is a nice hotel there, The Desert Inn. IMHO the area offers the best interior desert scenery on the entire peninsula. Cactus and Rocks. It is a national park. But the painting rate a 3. For spectacular paintings go to San Ignacio (500 miles from Tijuana)... More

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San Quintin, Baja California, Mexico
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

It's a small cave with the rock paintings getting to them is of relative easy access therefore I would definitely recommend a stop whenever passing through the area. My favorite thing is looking from the cave to the river wash with the blue palms and towards the road and imagining how cave men would find shelter in that same place,... More

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San Diego, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
6 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Too few, indistinct paintings, didn't make the effort worth it in retrospect. Tough climb if your elderly and cramped space under boulders to see Las pintas.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

These are 10,000 year old cave paintings. Unlike most in the Baja Penninsula, these are very near the main north-south road of the penninsual, so you can park your car and walk there. 1/4 mile maybe. It is a steep and awkward climb up to the cave with the painints. If you go to the little history musuem in Ensenada... More

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San Francisco, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

Rock paintings are in a small cave at the top of a zig-zag approach.

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