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Our Lady of Loreto Conchó

Missionary Art and History

Loreto was the capital of the Californias until the year 1776. At one time, it was the civilian, military and religious center of South Baja California. A bronze bust of Father Salvatierra Father is located at the entrance of the mission he founded here. The work of rebuilding the temple began in 1948. Today it
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By Juan Melgar

Malarrimo is a gateway to the unexpected. Among the hundreds of secluded beaches on the Pacific side of Southern California, Malarrimo is the quintessential deserted shore. Misty dawns break over seaweed-ridden sands that are frequented by lonely coyotes looking for clams, crustaceans and fish stranded by the surge of a wave.
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Pieces of History and Remembrances of Loreto

Literature of Baja California Sur

The book is written as remembrances in humorous prose and contains five essays, and short stories of families, personalities, musicians and customs. Sometimes sarcastic, sometimes nostalgic, the work is a very pleasant read and shows with love how adversity has been, and continues to be an inseparable part of the history of Loreto that will stand forever.
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Isla del Carmen

The history of Isla del Carmen basically revolves around a salt deposit located at the north end of the island in an area called Bahia Salinas. The salt saga began in 1698 when the Jesuits arrived to establish the mission of Loreto. The missionaries discovered the area by accident and began stocking up on salt for themselves, as well as future Jesuit missions as they were established.
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The Great Magdalena Bay

by Jose Soto Molina

A tour of the islands and the coast of the great bay introduces us to a landscape where history and ecology come together. Discovered by Captain Francisco de Ulloa (1539-1540), one can imagine the temporary shelter he took in Bahia de Almejas, which he called Santa Catalina lagoon.
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The Legend

By Homero Adame The Frogfish

Only a few fishermen have actually seen the frogfish. It is said to be so ugly that it leaves men speechless from horror. This fish likes to swim where there are people to frighten. However, it has not bitten anyone. The reason people get so scared when meeting one is because it is an extremely grotesque fish.
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Alternative Tourism

By María Elena Muriel

Generally, alternative tourism sites are attractive focal points in themselves, such as museums. Some sites are so special and vulnerable that the number of visitors is very limited. Government regulations NOM-09-TUR-2002 and NOM-08-TUR-200 establish the guidelines for visiting these sites. For others, special visitor permits from CONANP, SEMARNAT, or INAH are required.
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San Dionisio: An Alternative Tourism Trip

San Dionisio is a rural community located in northern Los Cabos, an inarguably well-developed tourist municipality. About 50 people, mostly families, inhabit the land on 14 ranches. San Dionisio is now an excellent example of alternative tourism. What really motivates tourists to visit this site is a desire for new open-air adventures, a different way to cultivate the soul and spirit.
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Cabo Pulmo National Park

By Sofía Gómez Vallarta

One of the healthiest coral communities on the planet is sheltered in Cabo Pulmo National Park, a Protected Natural Area of Mexico, is comprised of more than 7,000 marine hectares plus the edge of the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone that consists of 65 feet of beach above the highest tide.
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A walk in the Canyon of San Carlos

The peninsula of Baja California is a special place for eco-tourism. There are many pieces of paradise that allow us to get away from the world, at least for a moment, and enjoy the fauna and flora of the region. A place where we can close our eyes for a few seconds, feel the wind, hear the songs of birds and waves and smell the sea.
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Natural Los Cabos

By Roberto Padilla

Los Cabos is a unique destination. Part of the fun that will make your trip even more enjoyable lies in adapting to various environments and situations, such as the hotels, food, transportation and climate. It is sure to be an interesting and exciting experience.
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Catalina Island

By Gabriel Fonseca

Just one image captured from space is needed to see that the Mexican California Peninsula is a unique habitat on this planet. The land is impressive for its mountainous spine and the vivid contrast of arid soil and the color of the surrounding sea.
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By Jesús Corral

Baja California Sur is a unique destination because it has numerous islands of different sizes. However, not all are easily accessible and visitors must travel by authorized means. If you are looking for a nook surrounded by water, you have to visit the island of Espiritu Santo. Inhabited at different times by regional tribes, Espiritu Santo today is a diving paradise and the best place to appreciate the Sea of Cortez, the world’s aquarium.
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