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“Great side trip from Loreto”

Reviewed December 12, 2013

We loved this little village of 200 with the oldest mission to explore. It was amazing to imagine the Natives building this for the priest for whatever motivated them. We thought it might have been for protection from other tribes. But the drive to the mission is through beautiful desert. The road has been fixed, at least temporarily, from the severe October storm. It doesn't take long to get there and the photo opportunities are endless.

Thank Mauri S
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

This was a lovely side trip. Well worth your time. The restaurant in town makes great enchiladas. The road is not for the faint of heart. All the rain this year has washed out significant portions there are several river crossings so you vehicle needs to have high clearance.

Thank colohiker
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

What a pleasure to be able to view such a magnificent historic site that is as it has been for over 300 years. If you plan to visit Dec. 1,2 and 3 are the dates of the annual celebration. We arrived in Loreto on the last day so missed the festivities. This was a disappointment. Don't miss taking a walk behind the mission to find the olive tree that is over 200 years old. It is magnificent. And don't forget to sign the guest book.

Thank JoAnn2012
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Beautiful small village way up in the hills west of Loreto. The interior is getting whitewashed right now, so the altar is covered. Went early on a Saturday morning, so the village was still waking up.
The drive up is not for the faint of heart currently; recent rains washed out significant parts of the road in may places, so take your time, be very watchful for the edge of the pavement, and go easy in the areas where a temporary dirt road has been cut; if you're not used to driving off road, take a tour or taxi.

Thank CtheEarth
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

It's amazing to see a mission that is over 350 years old! The little town is quaint, the scenery beautiful, the olive tree astounding. The restaurant (Palapa Javier) is terrific. Have the burros, and DO Not miss the date bread at the restaurant.

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