Los Barriles, Baja California Sur

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Los Barriles ("The Barrels") is a town (population 1,174) in La Paz Municipality, Baja California Sur, Mexico.[1] It is situated along Highway 1, 40 miles (64 km) north of San José del Cabo and 65 miles (105 km) south of La Paz. Punta Pescadero Airstrip is 9 miles (14 km) to the north; Rancho Leonero, a vacation resort, is to the south. Adjacent to Buena Vista, the rural towns straddle the head of Bahía las Palmas on the Gulf of California,[2] where winter westerlies average 20–25 knots (37–46 km/h; 23–29 mph). Los Barriles is within the transition area of the Baja California peninsula's Sierra de la Laguna where the hills become sandy flats.[3]

Mexican starfish mutation, the Devil Star, found in the Gulf of California between Los Barriles and La Paz.

Known for its flyfishing,[4] Los Barriles is also Baja's kitesurfing and windsurfing capital.[5] The town's port was closed on 2 September during the 2013 Pacific hurricane season's Tropical Storm Lorena. In 2006, the Shakespeare Theatre Association's annual conference was held in Los Barriles.[6]

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  1. ^ "La Paz". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. ^ Rains, Patricia (1 January 2006). Mexico Boating Guide. Mexico Boating Guide. pp. 77–. ISBN 978-0-9638470-5-8.
  3. ^ Frommer's (7 December 2011). East Cape, La Paz and Todos Santos, Mexico: Frommer's ShortCuts. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 6–. ISBN 978-1-118-18687-9.
  4. ^ Shook, Phil (15 January 2013). Flyfisher's Guide to Mexico. Wilderness Adventures Press. pp. 321–. ISBN 978-1-932098-97-6.
  5. ^ Mexico. Lonely Planet. 2010. pp. 265–. ISBN 978-1-74220-358-4.
  6. ^ "Past Conferences". Shakespeare Theatre Association.

Coordinates: 23°39′00″N 109°42′00″W / 23.6500°N 109.7000°W / 23.6500; -109.7000