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Mission San Javier

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Address: Loreto, Mexico

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Worth the drive up

This was an excursion planned on a whim. The drive up is not for the faint of heart and should be driven slowly as you are climbing up dirt roads in the Sierra Dr LA Gigantes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Washington
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an excursion planned on a whim. The drive up is not for the faint of heart and should be driven slowly as you are climbing up dirt roads in the Sierra Dr LA Gigantes. The natural beauty of the mission and it's surroundings was amazing. I recommend the little family restaurant there as well, La Palapa, but keep... More 

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see if visiting Baja. The road has been paved the entire way from Loreto so a nice short day trip.

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8 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, our hotel quoted $700 dollars to take us up for a day tour. We had our own van, but for $700 we could have rented a van and kept it for a week. So, if you have a car or a van, drive yourself up. If you don't, and want to go, then rent a car. Way cheaper. Use... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove up at midday and enjoyed a nice lunch before investigating this beautiful Old Mission. Try to learn the details of its history before you go in order to fully appreciate your visit. Well worth the time. If used in and out along the way were great!

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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the drive, lots of history! Walk around the grounds see the 200 plus olive tree and gardens. Beautiful mission the with so much history. The people are so friendly will give you a tour and information about the grounds. There are places to eat and relax. Great strolling around. The views on the way and way back are amazing.

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montana
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your are going to Loreto you have to walk the tourist area including this attraction. The area is auto-free, really comfortable walking and very relaxing, lots of small restaurants and shops.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip to this mission requires a rental car which can easily be arranged at the Alamo office in Loreto if you want to use a car for just a day as we did. The mission is well maintained and preserved and a local resident who speaks reasonably good English will give you a tour with history for a few... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you rent a car or even want a fun day trip go to San Javier mission. Drive through the mountains on a narrow windy road but some of the views are amazing. Great day trip have lunch at one of the little restaurants and be sure to walk the gardens and see the olive trees

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Kelowna, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road is a winding paved highway. Easy to drive as long as you stay on the pavement. No need for specialized vehicle, we did it in our Hertz rented roller-skate of a vehicle. the village is clean and well maintained, the church was an old church! I thought there was a loss of authenticity to the village because everything... More 

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Keizer, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are renting a car, this is a trip worth making. The town is delightful and very unique. A few small restaurants, cash only. This mission is amazing especially if you enjoy history. Also a beautiful view of the sea of Cortez from the top of the mountain.

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