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Oldest olives in the new world (so it is said...)

After years of needing a rugged vehicle to get here, in recent years it's become possible to drive... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Todd B
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Glen Ellen, California
Looong Drive - plan ahead

Loved visiting this mission - once we got there. While we were told it was a long drive, it was... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
1963amyh
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Camas, Washington
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“olive tree” (52 reviews)
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Loreto, Mexico
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

After years of needing a rugged vehicle to get here, in recent years it's become possible to drive up into the mountains from Loreto in about 45 minutes to see this old, original, unadorned mission and its nearby olive grove and updated remnants of original...More

Thank Todd B
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Loved visiting this mission - once we got there. While we were told it was a long drive, it was longer than we expected. Nothing much along the drive (no food, drinks or gas) but once you get there its really quite charming. Beautiful setting....More

1  Thank 1963amyh
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The mission was beautiful but the road up their was long and winding. Not much up their. It was nice to look at.

Thank chilcout
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We toured the Mission it was very beautiful with art work and statues, we did not Do a guided tour but it was worth the time to walk thru it.

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We went on a comfortable van ride with Noe from Sea and Land Tours. He is very knowledgeable and witty. His English is perfect. The ride to the mission passes through the desert and into the Tierra de la Giganta. Noe took us on a...More

Thank Carlyrox
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Enjoyed visiting 1st mission in the Americas at Mission San Javier. So far from general population makes one wonder how they found this site. Like an oasis in the mountains! Beautiful interior and outside grounds that have stood the test of time! Even the Ancient...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

It's a nice drive up, it's all paved, but a bit curvy. Watch out for the goats and cows! The mission is cool and well kept. Lots of flowers and very clean. All the wood work and stone work is intact. We did not get...More

1  Thank melm1993
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Its same "Mission Mission Churches" You will see behind of this church have many different orchard, bean, ancient olive trees and other.. It is ok. Worth trip? For us, no. Maybe for you.

1  Thank Xeizus X
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is a good place to visit in order to understand some of the history of Loreto. For a mission, the site is very remote. The stone construction is worth careful observation as it is ornate and interesting.

Thank forebillie
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

It's nice to see people that care about maintaining the history of our culture. There is a few places to get food next to mission they serve everything fresh it's like sitting with family

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susanmix
1 June 2017|
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Response from Karen H | Reviewed this property |
I never saw anyone drunk there, only reverent pilgrims visiting truly religious ancient site. Like an oasis in the midst of no-where. There are no restrooms on way there as you are traveling on secondary road thru wilderness!
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Terese91361
5 October 2016|
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Response from lov2travel51 | Reviewed this property |
I did not hike this area. It was about an hour drive from bottom to top.
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joydix
28 March 2016|
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Response from BajaAlley | Reviewed this property |
As a Loreto resident, when we need to book a tour for family or friends, we use Taxi #18. His name is Oscar and he has a van suitable for 7 people. Oscar is very knowledgeable and will take you to San Javier, Lopes Mateo... More
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