Posts Tagged: santa catalina

Peninsula Picks: 5 Unique Baja Wildlife Experiences

The Baja peninsula is home to some incredible wildlife, from endemic species to unique experiences getting up-close-and-personal with animals in the wild. Here are some of our favorite wildlife experiences on the peninsula.   Gray Whales One of the most incredible natural wonders on the Baja peninsula is visiting with the gray whales that come… Read more »

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #25, Santa Catalina Virgen y Mártir (1797-1839)

Santa Catalina mission Baja

By David Kierwww.vivabaja.comCo-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  The Mission Santa Catalina story begins with the actions of Padre Juan Crisóstomo Gómez while serving as Dominican President from 1790 to 1793. Padre Gómez had recently completed the construction of the great stone church of Mission San Ignacio, and also had practiced… Read more »