Posts Tagged: san miguel

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #26, El Descanso (1810-1834)

El Descanso Mission Baja Californi

By David Kierwww.vivabaja.comCo-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’    The history of El Descanso is told without the usual documentation available for most missions. From the few notes and letters that have survived, we know that Padre Tomás de Ahumada arrived to his new post at Mission San Miguel in mid… Read more »

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #22, San Miguel Arcángel (1787-1834)

San Miguel Mission Baja Mexico

By David Kierwww.vivabaja.comCo-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  The Dominicans were anxious to complete their charge to establish five missions in the void between San Fernando de Velicatá and San Diego de Alcalá. The Dominicans called this region La Frontera and after 13 years, they only could create three new missions…. Read more »

Update on the Toll Road to Ensenada

Update toll road collapse repair Rosarito to Ensenada Baja

  UPDATE December 17, 2014:  The toll road officially reopened for through traffic on December 16th, 2014. For more information on the opening, see HERE. In December 2013, a portion of the scenic toll road between Rosarito and Ensenada collapsed in a landslide at Salsipuedes. The road fell as much as 100 feet in some… Read more »

Directions to Ensenada via the Free Road Detour

***For more Baja driving directions, please see www.discoverbaja.com/go/driving-directions*** Due to a collapse of part of the scenic toll road at Salsipuedes in December 2013, traffic between La Misión and Ensenada is currently being rerouted inland on the free road. The road is well‐paved throughout but is two lanes and can be steep and windy at times… Read more »