(158 km/98 miles)
Today we have a short drive past Loreto, the Bay of Concepcion and continue on to Mulege, another date palm oasis. The name Mulege is derived from the Cochimi language meaning “Large ravine of the white mouth.” In 1705 a mission was established which they christened Santa Rosalia de Mulege. The beautiful stone building that replaced the original still stands overlooking the river. Our dogs Jitterbug and Lulu both came from Mulege. Jitterbug was rescued from the Mulege garbage dump and we adopted Lulu from the Hotel Serenidad parking lot.
Our time in Mulege includes an extensive tour of town including a trip to the Mission, the famous Prison, a walk about town and shopping in a vast array of fabulous shops. There is a good laundromat in town that will do your laundry during our visit. Depending on what day of the week we are there we have some very good eating out choices including the Hotel Serenidad which is famous for their Saturday Night Pig Roast and has been a tradition for over 30 years. The evening includes one margarita, roast pork dinner, and entertainment for about $16 US per person (if you choose), this is a fabulous evening! Another dinner suggestion is Chinese on Sundays. It is the best Chinese food in Mexico we have ever eaten! Yet another option is Ray’s Place, great seafood open Thursday, Friday and Saturday.