Most people passing through Mulege are going to or coming from some other Baja adventure. That is the beauty of it…it is a meeting point and a resting point, less a specific destination locale. Here are just a couple of ideas:
- Drive about 40 minutes north to interesting Santa Rosalia. The odd but attractive architecture in this town bespeaks a heritage that is at once French, Mexican and sort of cowboy. It is immediately clear that copper and ore mining was once the town’s industry and, indeed, there is rich and troubled history to be told. But the use of the ores in the creation of buildings and edifices is ubiquitous. The Iglesia Santa Barbara is a highlight in town, having been built by Alexander- Gustave Eiffel, creator of the Eiffel Tower. There are some fun places to dine in town, notable Terco’s, where rotisseries chicken is an art!
- Eighty-three miles south of Mulege is the famous Loreto, perched spectacularly on the blue-green Sea of Cortez, encircled warmly by the golden hills of the Sierra de la Gigante. There are a number of things to see and do here, if you are so inclined to pull yourself away from a secluded cove or beach. Walk the malecon, visit La Mision de Nuestra Senora de Loreto, or examine artifacts and relics in El Museu de los Misiones.