If you’re ever in La Paz and find yourself with nothing to do one afternoon, this is a small hike, popular amongst locals, that you can take to get a pretty neat view of the beautiful sunsets La Paz never fails to deliver.
The name of the of the place, that translates to ‘Hill of the Skull’, comes from very peculiar cave-like formations on its side that resemble that shape. You can easily reach these caves from the trail, about half way up to the lower summit.
La Paz is a place with a lot of stories and legends (which is why it’s great to chat up the locals!), and Cerro de la Calavera also has a couple of them. One of them tells the story of the crew of a boat of early explorers of the Baja that were buried here; another one tells a tragic love story, but I’ll let you hear it from the locals once you visit.
Photo taken at: Cerro De La Calavera La Paz B.c.s