An oasis lies in the middle of the desert and the sea, where missions like Santa María de Mulegé, celebrating its saint days during October, arose.
If you visit us during this time of year, be sure to enjoy these celebrations.
Climb the lookout that is found at the tip of the tower, where you will be able to observe the lush green of date palm trees and the white sheen of the desert sand, all embellished by the passing of a river; a picture here will surely be a part of your collection of magical experiences.
Visit the many beaches and islands of Mulegé, where you will be able to camp and practice aquatic sports, such as windsurf, in Arena Punta, Santispac, Los Cocos, El Requesón, El Burro and Punta Chivato.
The gastronomy here is based on sea products; its specialty is the ray and seafood “machaca”, roasted horse mackerel, abalone and squid “chilorio”, stuffed clams, scallops and fish.
However, one of the most distinguishable food products of the region is the French-styled bread, with a hint of olive oil and wine.
Remember to visit the History and Anthropology Regional Museum, located at a former prison called Cananea, the only prison of the state without any fencing.
You must also visit the Santa Bárbara Temple, a construction from the creator of the Eiffel Tower, who travelled from France to this magical place; you will find several French inspired constructions like the Government’s Palace, the Mining Company, the Morelos Kindergarten and the “Sociedad Mutualista Progreso”.
Remember to bring sunscreen, and always keep yourself hydrated; the extreme climate surely is unpredictable, so be sure to bring a thin sweater, just in case.
practice kayaking at the Mulegé river and camp in some of the many islands the region offers you, like San Marcos, Santa Inés and San Ildefonso, where you can have a refreshing time in its template waters and also practice windsurf.
You must also roam the caverns, rocky peaks and valleys of the San Francisco mountain chain, because near the Vírgenes Volcano, you will surely find cave paintings of great historic value; you can also find even more in the area of Mulegé and San Juan de la Pilas Cochimi, where you will be able to observe the heritage of petroglyphs that still reside in these caverns.
Remember to try the typical sweets like papaya in syrup, “piloncillo”, “guayabate”, “biznaga” and “melcocha”, candy made of honey.
If you visit Mulegé during the months of September, you will find an endless variety of festivals that celebrate the region’s foundation.
Things to see and do
mountain biking, scuba diving, kayaking, cave paintings, missions, museums, camping, RV zones and windsurf.