Bahia Conception is a 35km long peninsula that offers desert beach and crystal blue water. The views from Mexico 1 are really stunning. Beaches are several and not well directed. Coming from Loreto you will find Playa Armenta, Playa El Requeson, Playa la Perla, Playa Buonaventura, Playa el Coyote, Playa el Burro, Playa Escondida, Playa Santispac and Punta Arena. The best are Playa El Requeson, Playa el Burro and Playa Escondida.
Just outside the town centre you will find this restored mission, built in the 18th century. Go around the curch and climb a very short and easy footpath: you will see a stunning valles of giant palms.
Ecomundo is an ecologically oriented facility that provides accomodations in Igloo Palapas with cots and solar lights or camping. There is also a straw bale adobe restaurant right on the beach and kayaks and snorkel equipment for rent.
We stopped in for a smoothie on our drive along the coast.
The Bahia de la Concepcion is 48kms of turquoise blue waters and white sand beaches stretching along the Trans Peninsular Highway south of Mulege and north of Loreto. It makes for a wonderful drive with beautiful views.
There are many picturesque bays, but also many that are littered with motor homes parked almost at the water's edge. If you happen to be in one of these motor homes, I'd say you couldn't find a better spot.
The sand is soft like flour and the water is crystal clear and good for snorkelling and swimming (although it was a little chilly when we were there). These were definitely the most beautiful beaches that I saw while touring southern Baja.
Although not quite comparable to the running of the bulls in Spain, the Mulege Pig Races do provide a fun diversion.
The pigs are tethered to a line to keep them on track and are encouraged from behind by their owners. The Rotarty Club in Mulege sponsors this annual event to raise funds for local charities. Spectators are encouraged to wager for their favourite pig.
they are held at the beginning of February.
The town of Mulege was settled along the banks of this beautiful palm lined river. It is very well shaded by the palm trees and makes for a cool retreat from the hot sun.
This photo was taken from the Mission looking down on the river.
The Jesuits established this mission here on a hilltop overlooking the Mulege River in 1705. It has a massive stone facade and stone courtyard with pretty, well maintained gardens.
On a small hill behind the mission is a viewpoint where you can enjoy a view of the river, palm trees and Sierra Giganta range in the distance.