Mulege is a small oasis (population, less than 4000) which is located along the tranquil shores of the Sea of Cortez, in Baja California Sur. This small town enjoys a climate that many travelers find to be exactly what they are seeking. Many of campgrounds and RV parks, along the Rio Mulege, have grown into permanent places of rest for RV's and trailers from all over the U.S. and Canada. There are also many vacation homes in the general area, especially to the south on the beautiful beaches that dot the area. The valley that shelters Mulege is covered with date palms, is highly verdant, and the stark contrast with the rest of Baja makes this peaceful seaside village really stand out. The Rio Mulege is one of only two "real" rivers in all of Baja California Sur.
Mulege also has some incredible petroglyphs and cave paintings nearby, that can be explored by way of an easy half day excursion. A guide is necessary, as there are no well marked maps of the area. Ciro Cuesta is a highly respected guide who knows this area like the back of his hand, he speaks excellent English and will explain more than you will ever remember about the petroglyphs, cave paintings and the delicate environment of the area. Call (615) 153-0481 or contact him through the Hotel Serenidad.
This area is also extremely popular with fishing, snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. Sea kayaking in the peaceful waters of Bahia Concepcion, to the south, is another popular local activity. Fishing boats, tackle, sea kayaks as well as diving and snorkeling equipment can all be rented in town and tours can be arranged. Mountain biking is also gaining popularity and Mulege has long been a favorite with off-road motorcyclists. There are several very nice hotels in and around the downtown area and to the south of town and some campgrounds (with rooms) along the river, just south of the bridge.
If you're going to be in Mulege on a Saturday night, try not to miss the pig roast at the Hotel Serenidad. This feast, a Mulege tradition for many years, attracts visitors from the all over the U.S. that fly in especially for the great food, Mariachi music and friendly atmosphere. A smooth dirt runway is maintained by the hotel for small aircraft. Reservations are recommended. Call 011 52 (615) 153-0111, from the U.S. or Canada. Pilot's note: Aviation fuel is not available in Mulege, the International airport at Loreto, 80 miles to the south, is the closest source of fuel.
Mulege is the gateway to Bahia Concepcion, a large bay within the Sea of Cortez, with countless beautiful coves and inlets most with beautiful white sand beaches. The 20 miles of highway that hug the coast below Mulege offers endless swimming, camping or photo opportunities in and around the peaceful bays of Bahia Concepcion.