Did you ever imagine to encounter a XVII century French town on a beach, in the middle of the Baja desert?, well you found it!!!
Santa Rosalia was founded by the French mining company of El Boleo in the XVII century to exploit the rich cooper yacimiento, and to do it the company build a small city that at the time was very advance technologically speaking as it was the first place in America with xxx.
Today you can visit the company headquarters building, the workers quarters, as well as the hotel and upper class quarters and the famous Santa Barbara church design and build by Gustave Eiffel (yeah!, the same one that of the tower in Paris).
Santa Rosalia is 100 miles north of Loreto still on the Golf of California shore is 50 miles passed Heróica Mulegé.