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The Doce Ballenas Hotel location in Ciudad Insurgentes, Baja California Sur, makes it a strategic point to explore some of the Peninsula’s most interesting tourist destinations. Discover what places you can visit just a few minutes away from the hotel and plan a road trip in the south of the Baja Peninsula today.
Year after year, from January to March, this place becomes the temporary home of hundreds of gray whales arriving from Canada and the Arctic to reproduce. Annually, this magnificent natural show catches the attention of thousands of tourists seeking the unforgettable experience of admiring these spectacular cetaceans just a little bit closer. Puerto Adolfo Lopez Mateos is one of the state’s most important tourist and commercial ports and one of the main ones in the municipality of Comondu, located 63 km northeast Ciudad Constitucion.
Puerto Adolfo Lopez Mateos is the annual host to the Gray Whale International Festival and the Turtle Festival.
In addition to enjoying the whale watching season in Baja, in this town you can book a fishing trip, snorkeling, diving and kayaking, without leaving aside the chance of tasting the succulent sea food. For this and a lot more, Puerto Adolfo Lopez Mateos is an exceptional place to visit all year round.
To get into the history of the missions is to know an amazing part of the history of the Peninsula. The San Francisco Javier Mission is 32 km southeast Loreto and was founded by the Jesuits in 1699, although its current building (of which its baroque-style architecture is an important highlight) was built in 1744, making it one of the oldest missions in the Baja Peninsula.
It’s possible to visit the San Javier Mission daily from 8:00 to 19:00 hours. Once there, the traveler will find a kind but small population that depends mostly on tourism.
Located 300 km from the state capital, Loreto is a destination as exclusive or relaxed as you want it to be. You can either enjoy a stay in a luxurious hotel with golf course or taste the famous chocolate clams in one of the many small restaurants located throughout the Loreto boardwalk.
The Loreto Beaches are among the best in Baja California Sur and most of them are in beautiful islands like Isla del Carmen, Isla Coronado, Isla Catalina and Isla Danzante. A big part of the coast, from Isla Coronado to Isla Catalina, is what is known as the Loreto Bay National Park, declared a Natural Protected Area for being home to a huge and valuable variety of flora and fauna.
Located 50 km from the Loreto Mission, the San Jose de Comondu Mission was founded in 1708 by Juan Maria de Salvatierra, Juan de Ugarte and Julian Mayorga. With a Renaissance-Baroque style, this mission of great historical value was restored in 1972 by the National Institute of Anthropology and History.
Nowadays you can visit it and get an explanation of its history, architectural features and other important details from a local guide.
La Purisima is a town located 145 km from Ciudad Constitucion, in the municipality of Comondu. Considered a paradise in the desert because of its landscapes embellished by highlands, valleys and the El Pilon Hill, a natural icon of the area.
The tourist potential of La Purisma is undeniable: hikes, horseback rides, wildlife watching and even kayaking allow keeping direct contact with nature and unplugging from the usual electronic devices.
While you’re in La Purisima ask your local guide or the locals for the legend of the “vampire of La Purisima”, one of the most famous legends in southern Baja.