Excursions

BAHIA CONCEPCIÓN & MULEGÉ

Bahía Concepción is located just 77 km (48 miles) north of Loreto and is considered as one of the finest. The highway borders the bay, offering a fantastic scenic view of the mountain, with its deep escarpments, and of the desert, which alternate with white beaches like Requeson, Coyote and Santispac .

Mulege, a tropical oasis at the mouth of lovely Bahía Concepción has one Baja's only freshwater rivers. Date palms, citrus trees and other greenery surround this village. The town is located between two mountains, in a valley which is the origin of a stream that runs peacefully to its encounter with the Sea of Cortez. There is a mission dating back to 1705 and an abandoned colonial-era prison.
■ Excursion time: 6 hrs
■ Price per person: USD 75
■ Min. 2 pax

 



SAN IGNACIO & SANTA ROSALIA

The first view of San Ignacio is one of Baja California's great delights. This town is an attractive, tranquil settlement of about 2000 inhabitants with thatched-roof dwellings and pastel-colored business structures clustered around an imposing stone mission and a tree-shaded plaza. San Ignacio's magnificent 18th century mission occupies a palm lined arroyo surrounded on all sites by harsh desert terrain.

45 miles (72 km) south of San Ignacio is Santa Rosalía, which displays its unique French architecture in its beautiful buildings. In 1885 the French company El Boleo initiated a mining operation of the rich deposits of copper with a concession from President Porfirio Diaz for a time period of 99 years. In 1897, the Santa Barbara church was erected. Designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1884, the church had been prebuilt over a period of two years to be displayed at the World Exposition in Paris in 1889. Mr. Charles La Forque, acting director of the company, saw the building in Brussels in 1895. At the request of the El Boleo employees, LaForque bought the building and that same year, the unassembled church crossed the Atlantic on the company vessel San Juan.
■ Excursion time: 6 hrs
■ Lunch in a restaurant included
■ Price per person: USD 85
■ Min. 2 pax



WHALE WATCHING (Laguna Ojo de Liebre)

Baja is well known as a great place to whale watch. The Gray whale spends summers in the waters off of Alaska, and then heads 6,000 miles (almost 10,000 km) south to the warmer lagoons of Baja in January, February and March. Their main reason for heading south is to mate and give birth in the protected shallow lagoons in Baja. No other location on Earth offers such an experience. This excursion consists of the transportation from Punta Chivato to Laguna Ojo de Liebre and back, a 3-hour tour by boat to see the whales, as well as a lunch in a restaurant.
■Excursion time: 8 hrs
■Lunch in a restaurant included
■Price per person: USD 180
■Min. 2 pax



FISHING

For many years Punta Chivato has been Baja´s favorite destination for fish lovers. The expected catch: barracuda, sierra, leopard grouper, triggerfish, yellowtail, gigant needle fish, yellowfin –tuna. The excursion includes the use of the boat with equipment, and a box lunch.
■Excursion time: 6 hrs
■Box lunch included
■Price per boat: USD 100 (Max. 2 pax)



Punta Chivato