We arrived in Santa Rosalia early enough in the day on May 21st to take a look around the town. It was built by a french mining company (copper) so most of the buildings are built out of wood with a French/New Orleans flair - quite different from the adobe or cement block you see elsewhere. Their church was even designed by Gustav Eiffel! The mining company has not operated for several decades and the town looks a little economically depressed. Apparently the mine is reopening in a few years and has already started hiring so things are looking up for Santa Rosalia.
Santa Rosalia is definitely not on the tourist circuit. It is just a friendly and interesting working town. In fact, there are so few "norteamericanos" (tourists or residents) that everyone we meet just seems to know we are on a boat. Very refreshing!
|Loomba-Loomba at the 12 boat Marina Santa Rosalia.|
There is wifi on the boat!
|View from the dock - many abandoned buildings along the waterfront.|
A fishing boat loading sardines onto a truck on the pier-a little different procedure than in the states.
|One of the town plazas in Santa Rosalia.|
|Iglesia Santa Barbara - built in Santa Rosalia in 1897(designed by Eiffel) - still in use.|
|View of Santa Rosalia "Centro"|
|The largest grocery store in Santa Rosalia|
|Chuyitas famous bacon wrapped, deep fried, gooped up hotdogs.|
|Great BBQ Chicken|
|One of the many taquerias in town.|
|The Hotel Frances (circa 1886) serves a great breakfast.|
|Hotel Frances with linen tablecloths and nice china.|
|New taco stand with fish and shrimp tacos right around the corner from the marina.|