The second mission founded in 1699 by the Jesuits Francisco Maria Piccolo, the place chosen by the missionary was one of the spots the nomad Cochimí tribe used because the presence of fresh water called Viggé Biaundó (Viggé means higher ground that oversees the valley, the second word meaning is still unknown).
A visit to this picturesque small town in the heart of the Sierra de la Giganta Mountain range is a travel back in time that allows you to see how the community lived a few centuries back because it has chance very little since.
On the mission´s ground and building you can visit a small museum of the mission and nearby passing buy some small farms you can visit an old (300 years) Olive tree planted buy the Jesuits.
You can by some locally produce wine, or taste some traditional burritos.
To make the most of the visit consider a tasteful farm to table culinary experience on our sister restaurant “San Javier Farm” is a great way to lay back on our outdoor farm setting surrounded by Olive trees, enjoy the peaceful surroundings and sip a glass of wine or local crafted beer to relax and enjoy a meal prepared with the local produce.
This is a 21 miles drive from Loreto on a very windy uphill road that offers great panoramic view of Loreto and some of the islands on your way back.
To make the most of the experience a guided tour is recommended.