Experience the rich and colorful history of one of the oldest towns in the whole of Mexico. The first Spanish town on the Baja California Peninsula, Loreto is located on the coast of the Sea of Cortes and is one of the more popular tourist destinations in Baja California. What was once the capital of the Californias, is now a tourist resort. Loreto accommodates tourists from all over. Famous for its fishing, Loreto also has something for those looking to soak in some history. When in Loreto, be sure to visit its beautiful museum, or revel in the majesty of its beaches. Loreto is known for its fishing, but other tourist activities are also available, diving is world-class, as is golfing, tennis is also available, camping to be one with nature, there is also kayaking and sailing as well. In Loreto, you don?t need to search for something to do, the fun and excitement in Loreto finds you!
Diving – The eastern coasts of the Baja California Peninsula are home to acres and acres of great beaches and diving sites. Cabo San Lucas and Caja California’s East Cape are fast-growing resort towns well-known for their pristine beaches and numerous diving sites.
Camping – Camping has always been a favorite recreational activity of nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts because it entails being up close with raw, untouched natural wonders.
Beaches – Like most of the communities lining the shores of the Gulf of California (more popularly known among the locals as the Mar de Cortes or Sea of Cortez), the municipality of Loreto is gifted with pristine shores of sloping white sand caressed by blue-green waves.
Fishing – The Gulf of California (more popularly called by locals as the Mar de Cortes or Sea of Cortez) is considered by many as the most biologically diverse water form in the planet. Since more than 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, that makes the coastline running along the Sea of Cortez one of the best places on the planet to fish in.
Golfing – The small Mexican municipality of Loreto can be found on the southeastern portion of the Baja California Peninsula, or on the middle eastern portion of Baja California Sur. Unlike the tourist-crowded municipalities of Los Cabos and La Paz that have become resort towns, Loreto is relatively less congested with tourists and vacationers.
Hotels – The quaint municipality of Loreto, Baja California Sur is appreciated by tourists and by local residents precisely because of its quaintness and small town Mexico appeal. Unlike other Baja California municipalities that are teeming with noisy, happy-go-lucky tourists and vacationers, Loreto might seem like a deserted paradise because of its uncongested streets, beaches and hotels, as well as its well-preserved local history and culture.
Nightlife – To be perfectly honest, Loreto’s nightlife is not exactly as lively as those in La Paz, Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, and most certainly not at all like that in Tijuana. The small Mexican municipality of Loreto in Baja California Sur is what many people who know it would describe as peaceful and quaint. Tourists will not find any red light districts similar to those in Tijuana, nor will they find endless beach parties along Loreto’s shores like those in Los Cabos.
Real Estate – Most of the municipalities in Baja California Sur, or in the entire Baja California Peninsula for that matter, are very well-known vacation and holiday destinations. Los Cabos, La Paz, Cabo San Lucas and Tijuana enjoy thousands of visiting tourists and backpackers on a daily basis.
Restaurants – Dining has always been one of those enjoyable moments that contribute to the experiences that let outsiders get to know the richness and personality of a certain town, city, state or country.
Shopping – Shopping in Loreto is nothing like the stressing and tiring activity that many vacationers and tourists experience when shopping in new, unfamiliar places. No over-crowded, open-air markets and no dull, run-of-the-mill malls exist in Loreto. There are also no stores and boutiques in Loreto that sell signature branded clothes, bags, shoes and trinkets.