San Juan Capistrano

Welcome to San Juan Capistrano

Historical city founded on November 1, 1776, and famous for the Mission San Juan Capistrano. This mission, designated the “Jewel of the Missions,” contains picturesque ruins, a distinctive bell wall,  and beautifully landscaped grounds. Mission San Juan Capistrano is a popular destination known for its many special events, particularly “The Return of the Swallows.”  The Fiesta de las Golondrinas is a week-long celebration of this auspicious event culminated by the Swallows Day Parade and Mercado, street fair. Tradition has it that the main flock arrives on March 19 and flies south on October 23.


San Juan Capistrano properties vary in architecture and price.  There are a wide variety of neighborhoods ranging from simple single-family homes in the Mission Area to multi-million dollar homes for sale in gated communities such as the Hunt Club, Marbella Country Club, Hidden Mountain, Hunter's Creek, Connemara By the Sea, and San Juan Hills Estates, just to name a few. Areas closer to the mission offer large properties and homes built in the style of the mission.


Set in the heart of historic downtown San Juan Capistrano, steps from the ruins of the Mission. the Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, an Autograph Collection Hotel, opened Sept. 1, 2020. and offers guests a stunning property that honors its past with architecture reflecting Adobe, Monterey, and Spanish Revival styles. Walking distance to restaurants, shops, and parks.

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