Jacumba Hot Springs Spa
In the 1850’s, a mail station was established in Jacumba as part of the early trail from San Diego to Fort Yuma. In the 1920’s, Bert Vaughn created a popular resort which included an impressive hotel, a large bath house, swimming pools, apartments, and auto court. Over the years that followed, the resort boom began to fade. The opening of Interstate 8 in the 1960’s that bypassed Jacumba was a devastating blow to the town’s vitality. Today, it is once again becoming a destination for retirees, artists, natural healers and visitors seeking clean air, star-filled skies, healing waters, abundant sunshine, and the quiet solitude that can be found in the magical place.