San Ignacio, Baja, Mexico
If you were to drive down Highway 1 from San Diego, as you get further south, you get into dramatically barren, dessert landscape. After you pass "Scammons Lagoon", where there is significant thrills in whale watching, you all of a sudden come onto this wonderful oasis of life. San Ignacio is a town located down in this river bed through a long canyon, which is rich in green trees and plenty of water. Fantastic town to visit too with charming local center and friendly people.