Not far off the well-worn tourist paths of Los Cabos is the quaint Mexican village of Miraflores some 30 miles north of San Jose airport. Here you’ll find a sleepy pueblo surrounded by organic farms and ranches nestled next to the Sierra Laguna mountains.
On the way into town above the road on the left at the towns main entrance one can find an old leather works taller (tall-yare) or workshop. Buy a finely tooled purse, wallet, belt or saddle for your pony back home. Further along the road on the right one will see another taller where Baja style rustic furniture is handcrafted. It’s fascinating to see the skilled craftsmen work and visitors are most welcome. A hot springs is located just outside town near the mountains. People will be happy to point you in the right direction.
Aside from tranquil streets, casas and lots of semi-tropical vegetation, the real charm of Miraflores is its simplicity, honesty and easy-going ambience as its existence doesn’t depend on tourism.