This is a very mystical place. I used to come here as a teenager because I had never felt such spirituality before and it mesmerized me. It feels the same to this day. To walk through the ruins of this mission, to feel the lives of the people who have lived and died here, to sit in the peace of Serra's Chapel - is a meditative experience in itself. Cherish the time you have here. Immerse yourself in it. You will feel the magic of the place. It's as though this place has an ancient wisdom of its own. It truly is other-wordly. A good day is to ride your bike from Dana Point along the canals to the Mission (about 5 miles), visit the Mission, have lunch in Capistrano, and ride back to Dana Point. Visiting the Mission on Wednesday is good, too, as you can take a tour of the gardens with the "Gardening Angels" (!). .... such a good boost for your spirit.