The coast around Bahía de Kino is the traditional home of the Seri people, once semi nomadic hunter-gatherers who have managed to hang on to their linguistic and cultural traditions. Their former home on the offshore Isla del Tiburón (Shark Island), was made into a wildlife refuge in the 1960s but is still administered by the tribal government. You may come across Seri hawking traditional (and not so traditional) ironwood carvings along the beach in Kino Nuevo, though their main settlement is Punta Chueca, 35km north – you can buy genuine crafts here, but you’ll need your own wheels to reach the settlement. The tiny Museo de los Seris (Wed–Sun 9am–5pm), on the plaza in the middle of Kino Nuevo, gives a little more information on Seri history.

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