Oasis in the Desert
Further south is one of my favorite towns: Mulege. Founded in 1705 as a Jesuit mission, it’s known as the “oasis in the desert.” The river is one of the few freshwater streams that flows year-round, and the abundant supply of water brings many species of birds into the area. The Orchard is the best RV park for birders. There are good fishing and diving opportunities as well.
The Sierra de Guadeloupe Mountains contain the largest number of known prehistoric mural sites in Baja. The Hotel Serenidad has a small RV park out back.
A few miles south of Mulege, the Bahia de Concepcion is considered by many to be the ultimate Baja destination. Thirty miles long and only three miles wide at the mouth, the crystal-clear turquoise bay is the most idyllic seashore on the entire peninsula. There are no full hookups, but the scenery makes up for the inconvenience. Most beach spots cost about $5 per night and there are many from which to choose.
The area is a world-class kayak destination and the clamming is excellent. EcoMundo rents kayaks if you didn’t bring your own.
The highway next heads to Loreto. Founded in 1697, it’s the first European settlement in the Californias, begun more than 300 years ago. A museum in town gives you some insight into the missionary life. Loreto Shores Villas and RV Park is a large park with plenty of room for big rigs.
Heading west, we come to Puerto San Carlos, a Baja surprise that many travelers pass right by. They will miss a unique marine environment that looks a lot like the Florida Keys. Magdalena Bay’s mangroves and estuaries provide habitat to many species of birds and marine life. The inshore fishing and windsurfing is excellent. There is also whale watching in season. RV Park Nancy is the place to stay here.
To be continued next Thursday ….
John Holod – RV Adventure Videos
John & Jodie will be leading a Born Free Caravan to Alaska this summer. For more information check out his website below.
John’s personal appearance schedule and videos can be found on his website where he can be reached via email at www.rvadventurevideos.com
February Show Schedule: 1st Merced CA – 4th Voyager RV Resort – 7th – 10th (Jodie) Minneapolis MN RV Show – 7th – 10th Seattle RV Show – 14th – 17th (Jodie) Milwaukee RV Show – 19th (Jodie) Yuma AZ – 20th Poughkeepsie NY – 22nd – 24th Fredericksburg VA RV Show – 25th Torrance CA – 26th Alhambra CA – 26th – 27th FMCA Rally Pomona CA – 28th – 2nd Phoenix AZ RV Show