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Historic and ecologically intriquing high mountain desert daytrip

This was our 2nd visit in the past 7 years to this mountain valley marvel, 25 miles southeast of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rick E
Pullman, Washington
Wow !!

Has to be one of the most dramatic mission's i have seen . The road is hard to navigate but you... read more

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Loreto 23893, Mexico
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All reviews beautiful drive worth the trip olive trees paved road take your time long drive beautiful mission california missions day trip small town the main highway rented a car well worth the effort minute drive mango an adventure an oasis
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our 2nd visit in the past 7 years to this mountain valley marvel, 25 miles southeast of Loreto. Our tour guide, Necky, from Desert Expeditions and Sea, was extremely knowledgeable providing insights not gleaned during our previous trip. What all of the pictures...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has to be one of the most dramatic mission's i have seen . The road is hard to navigate but you will not be disappointed

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back from another quick getaway visit to the mountains outside of Loreto and ran into an old friend at one of the ranchos. I though you might like a photo! Great day, always a great break form town with lots to see and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The road to the mission is well paved, take your time and enjoy the beautiful countryside. When you arrive at the destination you will be approached by one or two locals who are a wealth of information, take the time to listen to them. Be...More

1  Thank Carla H
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Several times over the last 3 years fabulous place to visit the Mision is beautiful the little restaurant there is fabulous for small snacks before you walk the grounds of the Mision and surroundings

1  Thank cwadams6666
Reviewed 1 September 2018

It is a ways to get here but the drive is so pretty, it feels like a movie set. The mission is a historical treat as well as the incredibly large and twisted 300 year old olive tree. It is interesting to see how they...More

1  Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Small town, nothing to do there other than taking a tour of the old mission. Behind the Mission our tour guide took us thru the fruit garden and had us try the fruit off the trees, we loved the figs and mangos!! We paid 20...More

2  Thank Tiffany G
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting Mission with great construction. The paintings in the city hall next door are worthwhile, too.

1  Thank ElTigre2014
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We were given an interesting, informative, a gracious tour of the Mission by one of the locals. He was very helpful and this tour was truly an amazing treat!

1  Thank Randal B
Reviewed 5 July 2018

A very winding road to San Javier, glad our guide Miguel Meza was also our driver. Miguel is very knowledgeable and informative. This Mission still stands despite going through an earthquake. I loved the gnarled old olive tree there.

1  Thank Luv2Grdn
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Response from JudyStacia | Reviewed this property |
We booked an trip with Villa Del Palmar Loreto and were provided with a van and an experienced guide.
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Response from Rodeoduck | Reviewed this property |
Loreto is the starting point for a visit to San Javier. Hotels and other services are available in Loreto but I would not count on anything but a small restaurant in San Javier. A good B&B in Loreto might be the La Damiana... More
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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!