Another small mining town 4 1/2 miles north, El Triunfo is still home
to some small scale miners who work the local mountains. Gold and
silver were first discovered here in 1862. A hurricane in flooded all of
the local mines and the area was soon after left almost deserted. There
is talk of some larger mining operations returning to El Triunfo. The
local economy is now almost totally based around the basket weaving
co-op which sells the local fare in a couple of small shops. Take a
look, if you can find them open, they have some very nice merchandise. A
few of the town’s old buildings, have been, or are in the process of
From El Triunfo you need to make a decision on weather to continue on
or head back to Los Cabos. After you leave El Triunfo you can continue
on another 12 miles where you will meet the Junction with Highway 19.
From here you can continue straight to La Paz or head south to Todos
Santos and back to Cabo San Lucas.