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Hot but worth the drive.

It is a ways to get here but the drive is so pretty, it feels like a movie set. The mission is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephanie G
The 45 minute drive was lovely

Small town, nothing to do there other than taking a tour of the old mission. Behind the Mission our... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Tiffany G
San Juan Capistrano, California
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Loreto 23893, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

1  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
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

To start, it's much closer than expected, it's only 20 miles from Loreto. The road is very good all the way there minus a couple small chunks of road missing that are well marked. There are a bit of small rock slides evident along the...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Well worth the hour long drive here. Very beautiful. It is interesting how you will be driving in a desert mountain and then you come across the small oasis. We saw several.

Thank Julia H
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This is a must see if you are in the Loreto area. Beautiful place and a very pretty drive into the mountains.

Thank Phatjak
Reviewed 26 June 2018

It's a bit further than you would think - winding roads, but an oasis in the mountains. Have a cold beer/drink and take pics on the way back. Stop at Del Borracho Saloon for a bowl of chile just before the main highway

Thank Booba B
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Nice day trip. Road was paved and well maintained with very little traffic. Gives a good sense of the history of the area and the blood, sweat and tears that went along with it.

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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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6 November 2017|
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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!