Loreto to Ciudad Constitucion
88 miles – 141 Km – 2:00 Hours
Leave Loreto junction.
Turnoff west to Mision de San Francisco Javier (35 Km.) a remarkably preserved mission founded by the Jesuits in 1699 but not completed until 1758. Except during the rainy season, the scenic 1:15 hour drive is suitable for sturdy passenger cars, but not recommended for large Rvs because of hairpin turns.
Paved road to Loreto international airport.
Junction with paved road to Nopolo with championship gold professional tennis and Solare Resorts Desert Sun Baja.
Playa Notri a public beach
Wide pullout on the east side of the highway with a fine view of Isla del Carmen and other offshore islands.
Turnoff to Juncalito, a small fishing villare with a public beach.
Junction with paved road to Tripui RV Park and Resourt and Puetro Escondido, an almost landlocked bay with a marina and boat ramp.
Rancho Ligui, from here the highway begins a series of switchbacks for five miles through the Sierra de la Giganta.
Ricardo Chato Covarubias Memorial rest stop.
Turnoff on dirt road to Bahia Agua Verde (41 Km), on the Gulf of California
Pullout of the east side of the highway. The flora include cardon caci, mesquite trees and palo verde with its distinctive green bark.
The highway now follows the north side of the wide Arroyo Huatamote until it levels out on the flat Magdlena Plain.
Junction with paved road one mile north to Ciudad Insurgentes, a farming town with a bank, auto parts store and cafes. From Ciudad Insurgentes, a 22-mile road leads east to Puerto Lopez Mateos on Magdalena Bay.
24 Hour Permex station with diesel and other services.
Airport service Cuidad Constitucion.
Manfredis Trailer Park and Motel on east side of highway.
Enter Ciudad Constitucion at the junction with paved Highway 22 west to San Carlos (34 Miles), a small but important seaport on Magdalena Bay, one of the mating and breeding grounds of California gray Whales.