Take a guided hike to Cañon La Trinidad
Before Jesuits arrived in Baja California in the 1600s, the Indians had lived a semi-nomadic life across the peninsula’s desert for thousands of years. Sadly, most of these Indians were killed off by European diseases, so little is known about their way of life, traditions and culture. However, they did leave behind something very special: some of the largest and oldest (some are believed to be over 7,000 years old) concentrations of rock art in the Americas. Some of these paintings and petroglyphs can be seen on a day trip from Mulegé in the stunning Cañon La Trinidad, a dusky pink desert canyon with glistening pools of water. Salvador Castro Drew (+52 615 161 4985) offers very affordable tours, and knows just about everything there is to know about the paintings.
Walk to the lighthouse
Overlooking calm, shimmering waters, jagged mountains and fields of palm trees in the distance, Mulegé’s lighthouse offers fantastic views of the town’s stunning surroundings. Following the river’s edge the whole way, it’s a beautifully peaceful 45-minute stroll from town. If you don’t fancy the walk, there’s a road that goes right to the base of the lighthouse (with room to park), and you can hike the short uphill trail to the top from there.
Check out the views from Misión Santa Rosalía
Treat yourself to Amazing Fish Tacos at Asadero Dany's
Visit the stunning beaches nearby
In Mulegé, you’re just a short drive from that picture-perfect scene that you always dreamt Baja California to be: white sand beaches and crystal clear azure waters backed by cacti-dotted desert. And the best part? With little infrastructure and public transport around, they’re way less crowded than the popular beaches further south. Bahía Concepción, Playa Santispac and Playa Perla are not to be missed, but note you’ll need your own wheels or a taxi to get here.