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La Mision
Location
Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Against a rich tapestry of old Spanish mission heritage and authentic Mexican culture, La Mision offers deluxe waterside accommodations in Loreto, the first capital of the Californias. In the shadow of the Sierra de la Giganta Mountains, this boutique resort fronts the intense blue Sea of Cortez, where seabirds float and fishing boats bob offshore. Spacious guest rooms—the finest accommodations in Loreto—feature hacienda-style decor with distinctive touches including hardwood furnishings and Old World hand-laid plaster walls. Our guests enjoy luxury suites with ocean views, each with a private balcony or patio overlooking the sea, a travertine marble bath with walk-in shower, one king or two queen beds, armoire, flat screen TV, writing desk and all the amenities that ensure an exceptionally comfortable stay. Opportunities for relaxation include a large swimming pool surrounded by umbrella-shaded chaise lounges and a spa offering soothing therapeutic treatments featuring local spices and oils. The hotel is an easy few blocks' walk from the central plaza at the heart of Loreto's Old Town.

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Alaska, Panama, Costa Rica & Mexico

Our expedition ship, National Geographic Sea Lion, can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to her small size, yet can comfortably accommodate 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. The feeling, we’re told, is often compared to that of a large private yacht, with everyone integral to the adventure. Accessibility means freedom. Our captains have decades of sailing experience in the regions we explore. They know when and where to navigate so that you feel the places we visit are all ours.

Thanks to our sturdy fleet of Zodiacs and virtually untippable kayaks, you can be off the ship and out exploring within a moment’s notice. Launch your kayak from a picturesque beach, hike with our naturalists into the rain forest or walk easily along a sandy dune. During your time with us, our expedition staff likes nothing better than to surprise and delight you by directing the ship toward breaching whales, bow-riding dolphins or into an alluring cove.

Room types on the Sea Lion
Every cabin has individual temperature controls, space to store luggage, and one or two closets plus drawers under the beds.



Category 1: Main deck cabins feature two lower single beds, a window and a writing desk.
Category 2: Bridge and upper deck cabins have a window and two lower single beds. Cabin doors open to the outside.
Category 3: The two bridge deck cabins each feature a pair of windows and two lower single beds, plus a small table and two chairs. Upper deck cabins feature two windows, two lower single beds that can convert to a double bed and a pullout single bed for a third person. Cabin doors open to the outside.

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