Scuba diving, kayaking, and sportfishing lure adventure-seekers to a historic town on the Sea of Cortez.
Loreto is a coastal village on the Sea of Cortez, and it takes great pride in many claims to fame. The town is probably most proud of “La Mision Nuestra Senora de Loreto” (Our Lady of Loreto Mission), which is the first and oldest mission built in either upper or lower California. The early mission became the center for exploration into the deserts and mountains of Baja, and also for the expansion of the mission system. Loreto is surrounded by the Gigantes mountains on three sides, and the Sea of Cortez on the fourth, and offers year-round postcard natural beautyRead More
Mision de Loreto and Plaza Salvatierra Start your self-guided tour of Loreto with a stroll around Plaza Salvatierra and the new paseo that extend several blocks from the plaza to the malecon. Admire the mission church, and then walk through the Museo de los Misiones Jesuiticas to contemplate what life was like in Baja when the Spanish arrived. Visit El Caballo Blanco bookshop to pick up any Baja titles that are missing from your library and learn more about the town’s dynamic history. Loreto Malecon Head to the waterfront to enjoy a 10-block stroll along Boulevard Mateos, with long stretches of beach at both ends.Read More
Loreto-based blogger Jeannine Perez offers these suggestions for how to spend a day, a long weekend, or a full week in the Loreto area: One Day Walking Tour Have breakfast at Orlando’s. Enjoy delicious Mexican comida, at a low cost, and served always with a smile. Opens at 8 a.m. (serves lunch and dinner until 9 p.m., closed in late summer). Take a walking tour of Loreto. Judy Leighton is one of the best guides around, knowledgeable, with anecdotes and legends about people and history (tel. 613-135-2419). Walk and explore our new malecon, with views of islands, playas, and theRead More
Where is Loreto located in Baja? Loreto is located on the Sea of Cortez/Gulf of California in the state of Baja Sur, south of Mulege and Bahia Concepcion and north of La Paz. It is 710 miles south of the California Border/ San Diego county. What is the weather like in Loreto? Loreto enjoys a tropical desert climate, with mild winters and hot summers. When the rains come, it’s usually in August or September. Winter high average 60- 70’s. Spring Highs 80’s. What’s the best way to get to Loreto? Loreto has its own international airport, which was recently upgradedRead More