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Hide a way mission

Poor weather made it a good time to venture into the mountains to visit this classic mission. This... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Morey A
Cobble Hill, Canada
Beautiful Mission

We visited the Mission right after Storm Lidia. The drive from Loreto was absolutely stunning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
san francisco
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“olive tree” (52 reviews)
Loreto, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Poor weather made it a good time to venture into the mountains to visit this classic mission. This has been beautifully maintained and is well worth the drive in to see it...............................................................................................................................................................

Thank Morey A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Mission right after Storm Lidia. The drive from Loreto was absolutely stunning, though we had to drive through some water, but at one crossing, a lovely Mexican motorist stopped and removed some big rocks from the crossing making it safe for us...More

Thank SanFranciscoDreaming
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We rented a car ($45 a day) and really enjoyed the drive and the site. A guide toured us privately around the property and had interesting information.

Thank pcblaw
Reviewed 9 August 2017

It's probably the nicest mission in Baja California Sur, the road is usually good and if you can have a good local breakfast just in front of it : real burritos de machaca (dried and shredded meat), frijoles, queso regional (local cheese) and a good...More

1  Thank MarcLaPaz
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The museum/mission is very interesting, and full of info and artifacts. Not over done, but as it should be. As a student of history, this is not to be missed!

Thank colorhappy
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Architecture was magnificent. worth the drive. Meander behind the mission to see the oldest olive tree in the Americas!! It's beyond words on the beauty.

Thank bowler78
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Highly recommended for people who like history! You will be amazed to see what the Jesuits along with the natives were able to build in the middle of nowhere in the 18th century, in what must have been a very hostile environment. The drive to...More

Thank Helene C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Church is beautiful with so much history. Not so much to do in a very small town, but it is beautiful.

Thank Xochitl L
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Enjoy the winding road and just take it easy -- 99% of it is paved beautifully; where erosion and repairs are taking place, the workers return greetings and a wave as you pass. The reward for the steep climb and sharp corners is the understated...More

2  Thank PaulSellsSF
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This is the very first mission of all those in California. The staff were great at telling us the history, even though we didn't speak much Spanish and they didn't speak any English. Nice place to visit.

Thank Lizthetraveler
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2 June 2017|
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Response from Karen H | Reviewed this property |
I never saw anyone drunk there, only reverent pilgrims visiting truly religious ancient site. Like an oasis in the midst of no-where. There are no restrooms on way there as you are traveling on secondary road thru wilderness!
6 October 2016|
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Response from lov2travel51 | Reviewed this property |
I did not hike this area. It was about an hour drive from bottom to top.
29 March 2016|
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Response from BajaAlley | Reviewed this property |
As a Loreto resident, when we need to book a tour for family or friends, we use Taxi #18. His name is Oscar and he has a van suitable for 7 people. Oscar is very knowledgeable and will take you to San Javier, Lopes Mateo... More