El Vallecito1
El Vallecito1

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In the Sierra de Juárez you can appreciate a wide sample of cave paintings.

There are 23 sets in five rock shelters known with names such as El Tiburón (the Shark), El Hombre Enraizado (The Rooted Man), El Diablito (The Little Devil), La Cueva del Indio (The Indian’s Cave) and Solecitos (Little Suns).

On the stones you can distinguish geometric, zoomorphic or anthropomorphic figures dating from the years 2000 BC to 1000 BC.

Every December 21, during the winter solstice, there is an archaeological astronomical phenomenon in the El Diablito complex. When the sun rises on the horizon, the light illuminates the cave precisely moving through the paintings until it converges in the same center, is said to illuminate the devil’s eyes; subsequently the rays recede in the same way they entered. The phenomenon takes about an hour and a half.

El Vallecito Cave Paintings

Location

It is located 70 km from Mexicali in Jacumé in the municipality of Tecate. It is 5 km from the town of La Rumorosa in the upper part of the Sierra de Juárez. It is one of the easiest cave painting sites to visit on Baja, and can be visited in a day trip from San Diego.

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