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Why Travelers Should Visit Mulege in Baja California Sur, Mexico

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This small oasis town in the corner of South Baja is full of charm and peace and ready to receive all travelers. With the deep blue sea and lush beaches, there’s an incredible amount of tourist activities to discover. Here’s a list of reasons why travelers should visit Mulege in South Baja.

How to Get There

Mulege is a town in Baja California Sur, facing the Sea of Cortez and 38 miles from Santa Rosalia. The best known geographical reference of the town is the Mulege River. The most practical way to get to Mulege is from La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, which has an international airport.

Town’s History

In 1704, Jesuit friars arrived by chance at the present site of Mulege and, in 1705, founded the first Hispanic settlement, the Mission of Santa Rosalia de Mulege. On October 2,  1847, the Mexican army was victorious in Mulege, dealing a severe and unexpected blow to American troops during the American War of Intervention. This win gave the town its official name, “Heroic Mulege.”

Weather in Mulege

The climate that predominates in Baja California Sur is dry, and Mulege is not the exception, all thanks to the town’s desert. However, the weather in Mulege is a little more varied due to the mountain range that crosses the town and provides a somewhat different environment. It hardly rains, and the scarce precipitations occur between June and March. The average temperature in Mulege is 74 °F, with January being the coolest month at 60 °F. July and August are the warmest months, with highs at 100 °F on hot summer days.

What to do in Mulege

You can choose between many recreational activities, including museum exhibitions and historic sites that feature the history and brave town roots and its culture and traditions. You can also choose a tour and enjoy many recreational activities in the Sea of Cortez. Concepción Bay is the ace up Mulege’s sleeve, with various beaches where you can practice your favorite water sports under the smoldering Baja California sun. Other must-see sites are the Santa Rosalia de Mulege Mission and a museum that served as a prison in town.

Tours From Mulege

Many experienced and professional Tours operators in town offer guided tours to Espiritu Santo Island, La Paz beaches, and Los Cabos. Take a diving and snorkeling tour with knowledgeable guides and explore the best diving areas so that you can admire the most spectacular marine landscapes of Baja. You can also take the art route and experience ancient cave paintings and carvings in La Trinidad. Most tours include breakfast and lunch, as well as the equipment.

Other tours offer jungle canoe rides and sport fishing; the latter is the most popular activity in town. Tourism in Mulege is one of the primary economic income sources, so you’ll find experienced guides that are eager to provide the best experience for travelers.

Concepcion Bay

Without a doubt, the main attraction of Mulege is called Bahía  Concepción, with spectacular beaches whose beauty rivals any place in the world. Beaches such as Requeson or Santispac are the most visited by tourists from all over the world looking for quiet and beautiful spaces. The bay’s waters are calm and pleasantly cool and invite you to relax in this paradise. You’ll also find fun and adventure activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, and camping.

Other Beaches in Mulege

Concepcion Bay is long and has plenty of beaches, some quieter than others, but certainly all beautiful. Los Naranjos Beach is almost a virgin site, with some cabins integrated into the environment with essential services and electricity. Los Cocos Beach is quiet and has some huts to find shelter from the hot sun. El Burro is another well-known beach where you can also practice various water sports. From here, you can also take a boat to dig for clams.

Dining and Lodging

Like any coastal town, Mulege offers exquisite marine delicacies from the sea. Several local restaurants serve meals throughout the day. You can also find a Bar with live music. In general, there are great places to dine and for every budget. Playa Frambes  Lighthouse Resort is a quiet hotel located near Playa Frambes; it has spectacular landscapes and an aura of peace that embraces the place. Hotel Las Casitas is a picturesque and lively place, with very attentive staff, a praised restaurant, and fair prices. Hotel Serenidad is a beach site with clean rooms and amenities, including a swimming pool with a bar where you can relax. Hotel Cuesta Real is one of the places in Mulege with complete services, including sites for barbecue grilling.

Mulege is one of Baja Sur’s best-kept secrets. Plan your next trip to Mexico and discover this laid-back town of Mulege, a mirage of green lushness in the desert.

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