The town of Santa Rosalia is located on the Sea of Cortez, 45 miles south of San Ignacio. Known for its unique French architecture, Santa Rosalía was known in the past as a prolific mining town, but is devoted today to fishing and tourism. The Santa Barbara church, designed by Gustave Eiffel, was erected in 1897. The Santa Barbara Fair and Festival is celebrated in honor of Saint Barbara every December with a typical Mexican fiesta.
The official date for this event has been announced. The Santa Barbara Fair and Festival will take place December 1st through December 4th, 2011.