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Mission San Javier

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Address: Loreto, Mexico

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a truly unique experience

At the end of a windy road up the mountain you come to this little 'dare I say' town of San Javier. As I visited and admired the Mission I couldn't stop thinking of the devotion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Santa Monica, California
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

At the end of a windy road up the mountain you come to this little 'dare I say' town of San Javier. As I visited and admired the Mission I couldn't stop thinking of the devotion it took to build it up there those many years ago.

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Sebastopol,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

right in the center of this quaint town is this mission. Takes some work to get there but worth the drive. The festival in early December is really worth it I hear.

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Encinitas, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Rented a standard manual transmission beater car in Loreto (nickname: El Burro Rojo) to explore the area on a weeklong trip in December 2014. On our last day, we decided to take El Burro on a trip up into the mountains to see San Javier. Our innkeepers in Loreto said the road -- literally, "The Road to San Javier" --... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Enjoyed seeing the first mission ever built. We have seen many others but great to see where it started.

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Balboa Island, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Not for everyone, but it is very pretty and increadable that it's so far from the coast. Make sure to stop at Borracho's on the way back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It's a fun drive up into the mountains, although the road was recently washed out in 3 places, so it's a lot more fun if you rent a Jeep instead of a small car. From the highway, the road up the hill is not as clearly marked as people will tell you it is...especially from Loreto, so just make sure... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It is a lovely drive up into the Sierra de Giganta passing palm and orange orchards, water falls cutting across the raod and breath taking views of Loreto and the Pacific. The mission is at the end of a 2 approx mile drive. There are lots of places o explore along the way like cave paintings, canyons and off road... More 

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Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Mission was built by a Spanish Father in 1758 and is still used to this day. The trip up the windy road through the mountains and across the San Javier river in a couple of places is a fun trip by itself. It takes about an hour from Loreto and the little community there is like a step back... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We drove from Loreto to the San Javier Mission. Such history and beautiful inside the mission. An hour drive up a 90% paved road from Loreto. Worth the drive up, in a very small village area. Snacks and beverages available for purchase.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Far and through a winding not that good road but worth the trip. The mission is in good condition and still serves the community.

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Address: Loreto, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Loreto

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