Posts Categorized: Loreto

Peninsula Picks: 5 Best Baja Colonial Towns

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With beautiful architecture, a rich history, and plenty of Mexican charm, Baja’s colonial towns are a draw for many tourists traveling the peninsula. We bring you some of our favorites and our tips for how to best experience them. San Ignacio Why We Love It: The town of San Ignacio functions as the gateway to the… Read more »

Cerro San Bruno

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  By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto”     Strolling down the Malecón in Loreto and looking north, one can’t help but see the large rolling peak looming over the sea across from Isla Coronado.  This is Cerro San Bruno, and at 2,240 feet, a great adventure hike well worth the effort. You will be… Read more »

Loreto’s Isla Coronado

By Dave Kelly, co-author of Hiking Loreto Isla Coronado can be seen to the north of Loreto and is located in the Bay of Loreto National Marine Park. It is the smallest of the five uninhabited islands within this beautiful National Park. It is one of the only places in Loreto where white sandy beaches… Read more »

Misión to Misión: Hiking the Old Road to San Javier

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By Dave Kelly, author of “Hiking Loreto Guidebook” The historic Misión of our Lady of Loreto was built in 1697 by the Jesuit Priest Juan Maria de Salvatierra. It was the first Spanish settlement in the Americas and was built with the purpose of evangelizing this new territory. In 1699 Father Francisco Maria Piccolo established a… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 of the Best Baja Missions

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The Spanish Jesuits, Franciscans, and Dominicans established 27 missions on the Baja California peninsula during their time colonizing the “New World.” Many of the Baja missions have been reduced to not much more than piles of rubble or a few adobe remains, but there are a few that have remained intact over the centuries. Here are… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Budget-Friendly Baja Hotels

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There’s nothing we love more than a good Baja bargain. We’ve put together some of our favorite budget accommodations on the peninsula where you’ll get the value you deserve without breaking the bank (all of our picks are under US$40/night for double occupancy). Read more about some our favorite picks below and why we think… Read more »

Hiking Loreto

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By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto” Having been a hiker all my life and a climbing guide for a good part of it as well, I was naturally drawn to the majestic Sierra Giganta the first time I passed through Loreto 15 or so years ago. When my wife, DeeDee and I decided to… Read more »

Three-Day Getaway: Loreto

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By Jennifer Kramer Nestled between the Sea of Cortez and the Sierra de la Giganta mountain range is the quaint, picturesque town of Loreto. The town’s historic plaza, examples of colonial architecture, and California’s oldest mission (in both Baja and Alta), provide a magical background for this Baja destination. Appropriately enough, Loreto was designated a… Read more »