A place where colonial magic brings together intricate history and world class service
One of the oldest settlements in Baja California Sur, and indeed, in the entire peninsula, this beautiful destination carries us away into a Mexico of colonies and legends, where we may wander through its streets or explore outlying areas and visit caves adorned with prehistoric cave paintings, or perhaps take a dip in the Sea of Cortez.
Loreto is guarded by the great Sierra de la Giganta and comprised of the Coronado, Del Carmen, Danzante, Monserrat and Santa Catalina islands. Visitors will enjoy a fantastic habitat with beautiful beaches, breathtaking cliffs, impressive rock formations and, of course, a close look at where the colonization of Baja California Sur all began.
It was here that the first Mission was established, laying the groundwork to establish the Church of Our Lady of Loreto.
More than 300 years of history make up the legend of the oldest settlement on the Baja California peninsula, and today visitors will delight in the colorful contrast between the deep azure of the sea against the green-ocher of the closer islands.
There are many wonderful places to explore along the beautiful beaches where visitors may choose between kayaking, snorkeling and sailing.
Others may wish to schedule a pleasant tour along the gentle, calm waves of the Sea of Cortez to reach places such as Isla Del Carmen, with its gorgeous beaches, Isla Danzante and its stunning cliffs and excellent diving conditions, or Isla Catalina, an ideal excursion for ecologists who enjoy studying the indigenous flora and fauna.
Loreto also offers sport fishing, and species such as the mahi mahi, wahoo and tuna are available in abundance.
Visitors seeking a more exclusive experience may play golf on its renowned courses, or may prefer more adrenaline-filled activities such as diving, surfing, mountain biking or rappelling.
Those on a winter getaway won’t want to miss the opportunity to take a whale watching tour; gray whales can be sighted only 90 minutes away from Loreto.
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