Ask a Local: Loreto

OUR LOCAL: Wendy Wilson  TOWN: Loreto  HOW LONG:  16 years  OCCUPATION: Former DBTC Office Manager   What are some of the best activities to enjoy in Loreto? Fishing, kayaking, snorkeling What’s the best street food? El Rey del Taco has the best fish tacos. There are also night-time hot dog stands that are great! And your favorite…

The Pueblos Magicos of Baja California

Although we think that every part of Baja is magical for it’s own special reason, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism has put together an official list of Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns) that offer visitors a “magical” experience – by reason of natural beauty, cultural riches or historical relevance. The Baja peninsula is home to three of…

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #1, Nuestra Señora de Loreto Conchó (1697-1829)

By David Kier http://www.vivabaja.com Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  The chain of Spanish missions in California began at Loreto, on the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez). Previous to the founding of Loreto, there were many attempts to colonize the peninsula. The peninsula known today as Baja California. In 1535,…