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The palm- and mangrove-lined Río Mulegé, with its delta, birds, wildlife and nearby snorkeling and diving opportunities, makes Mulegé a great stop for the outdoorsy or those with kids. Set down in a narrow arroyo (stream), Mulegé is prone to flooding when it gets pummeled by hurricanes and major storms (which tends to happen every two to three years). The river setting plus the 18th-century mission and town square give the town a remote, old-town feeling unique in Baja.

As you wind your way south from Mulegé, you’ll pass some of the peninsula's most beautiful, turquoise-lapped playas (beaches) along Bahía Concepción, The pelican colonies, funky rock formations and milky, blue-green water make it a top stop for kayakers, even though several of the beaches are becoming more built up.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Mulegé.