Posts By: Discover Baja

Journey to Mata Ortiz, Mexico Trip!

Journey to Mata Ortiz Mexico

Join Discover Baja and Baja Custom Tours on a wonderful adventure to Mata Ortiz, Mexico! This six-day trip will take place from September 24-29, 2014. Trip will start and end in San Diego. This trip is full of treasures—ancient ruins, newly discovered caverns, unique handcrafted pottery, and always, the wonderful Mexican people.  It is hard… Read more »

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #6, La Purísima Concepción de Cadegomó (1720-1822)

  By David Kier www.vivabaja.com Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  The sixth California mission was founded on January 1, 1720 by Jesuit Padre Nicolás Tamaral at a site originally discovered in 1712 by Padre Piccolo while exploring southwest from Mulegé. The mission prospered for several years and the Cochimí Indian… Read more »

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #5, San José de Comondú (1708-1827)

By David Kier www.vivabaja.com Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  The fifth California mission was founded by the Jesuit Padre Julián de Mayorga about 30 miles northwest of Loreto and on a stream that flowed west to the Pacific Ocean. The new mission name was a combination of the Indian name… Read more »

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #4, Santa Rosalía de Mulegé (1705-1828)

By David Kier www.vivabaja.com Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  Traveling north from Loreto in November of 1705, the Jesuit Padre Manuel de Basaldúa founded the mission of Santa Rosalía at the Cochimí settlement of Mulegé. Santa Rosalía de Mulegé mission is located on a rare desert river, about two miles… Read more »

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #3, San Juan Bautista de Ligüí/Malibat (1705-1721)

By David Kier www.vivabaja.com Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  San Juan Bautista de Ligüí mission was founded by the Jesuit Padre Pedro de Ugarte in November of 1705 among the Monqui Indians. Located near the beach 22 miles south of Loreto, Ligüí was the Monqui name for the location. In… Read more »

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #2, San Francisco Javier de Biaundo (1699-1817)

San Javier mission

  By David Kier www.vivabaja.com Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  Having heard of an Indian settlement called ‘La Vigge’ hidden away amid a circle of virtually impassable mountains, Padre Francisco María Piccolo forced his way from Loreto up through rocky arroyos and precipitous passes until he reached the site.  The… Read more »

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #1, Nuestra Señora de Loreto Conchó (1697-1829)

Loreto mission

By David Kier www.vivabaja.com Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  The chain of Spanish missions in California began at Loreto, on the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez). Previous to the founding of Loreto, there were many attempts to colonize the peninsula. The peninsula known today as Baja California. In 1535,… Read more »

Museo de la Vid y el Vino

Wine Museum museo de la vid y el vino valle de guadalupe valley

If you’re spending the day in the Valle de Guadalupe, Guadalupe Valley, and want to learn more about the valley and the wine making process (or you’re looking for a non-drinking activity between visiting all of the wineries), don’t miss the new wine museum, el Museo de la Vid y el Vino. Tickets are $50… Read more »

Buen Provecho: El Gaucho Argentino

El Gaucho Argentino Rosarito Baja

By Jennifer Kramer www.bajatheothercalifornia.com It’s true that there’s no shortage of authentic street food in Rosarito. You could feast for weeks off of the tacos, carnitas and mariscos. But when you need a break from Mexican food and you’re looking for a delicious meal with a different kind of latin flavor, it’s time to try… Read more »

Baja Charity Corner: Thousand Smiles Foundation

Thousand Smiles Foundation

Thousand Smiles: Improving Lives, One Smiles at a Time By Hugh Kramer   Along with the happy memories one returns home with after an adventurous trip to Baja are often some sad ones. Among them perhaps are images of families scavenging for food to get through another day or cribs full of abandoned babies from… Read more »