Posts Tagged: Loreto Mission

Peninsula Picks: 5 of the Best Baja Missions

Loreto mission

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 »

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 »

Ask a Local: Loreto

Ask a Local Loreto Baja

OUR LOCAL: Wendy Wilson  TOWN: Loreto  HOW LONG:  16 years  OCCUPATION: Former DBTC Office Manager   What are some of the best activities to enjoy in Loreto? Fishing, kayaking, snorkeling What’s the best street food? El Rey del Taco has the best fish tacos. There are also night-time hot dog stands that are great! And your favorite… Read more »