, pub-1183232341631896, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 We Discover Canada And Beyond: Baja Bound, Part 12. The Town of Mulegé on the Bahia of Santa Ines, Sea of Cortez
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10 March 2014

Baja Bound, Part 12. The Town of Mulegé on the Bahia of Santa Ines, Sea of Cortez

Mulegé, Baja California Sur

Clementine's Bed and Breakfast is run by Cliff.  We had free range of the communal open-air kitchen where we made our breakfasts, and where we met other guests. We really liked that set up.  
Clementine's B&B

The B&B is right on the Mulegé River, also known as the Rio Santa Rosalia . So each morning we went for nice walks. 

Where the river meets the Sea of Cortez in the Bay of Santa Ines there is a pretty estuary with a great variety of water foul. 

The Mulegé River flooded severely in 2006 when Hurricane John pushed trees and homes toward the sea. Even now some homes, properties and the road along the river are not renovated from the storm.

Estuary on the Mulegé River
Anders and I liked to meander through this small Mexican town. There are no high rises, nor big hotels. Just some hungry but friendly vendors in souvenir shops. 

The local pubs and Cantinas are wonderful places to enjoy Tacos, drinks and local seafood. 

One evening we stopped in at Scott's El Candil. Here you can socialize with the local Gringo community and eat good Mexican food or burgers. 

Grocery Store Guard
Shopping for groceries can be a challenge in Mulegé if you are looking for Canadian or American style food. If you are looking for beans and rice, no problems.

Lunch at Las Casitas
We really liked lunches and snacks at Las Casitas. Casual, and very pretty with excellent service by Serge. 

We would have stayed in their hotel, but they do not have any off-street parking. Although, as we found out while staying on the Baja, that is not really a problem, the people here respect the visitors.

On the hill overlooking Mulegé and the valley beyond sits the Mision Santa Rosalia de Mulegé. It is a wonderful spot to get a good idea of the lay of the land. The Mission Church may be open or closed.

Just walking around gave us an idea of  the efforts of the missionaries who arrived here in 1705. 

According to local information it was the Jesuits who brought not only their beliefs, but also the seeds for the palm trees and plants for grapes.
Mision Santa Rosalia

For more pictures from this part of the trip, check out our web album.

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