One of the oldest settlements in the Baja California peninsula, this beautiful destination carries you deep into a Mexico of legends and colonial splendor, whether you’re wandering its winding streets, exploring caves and admiring prehistoric cave paintings, or enjoying a dip in the Sea of Cortez. You’ll enjoy unsurpassable natural surroundings including beautiful beaches, breathtaking cliffs, impressive rock formations and, of course, a closer look at where the colonization of Baja California all began. More than 300 years of history combine to make the oldest settlement on the Baja California peninsula what it is today. You’ll be amazed by the vivid contrast of the deep azure of the sea against the rich greens of island vegetation. There are many nooks and stretches of sand to explore along the beautiful bays, where those with a taste for extreme sports can choose between kayaking, snorkeling and sailing.
You might fancy scheduling a pleasant tour along the gentle, calm waves of the Sea of Cortez to reach more secluded places such as the gorgeous beaches of Isla Del Carmen, the stunning cliffs and perfect diving conditions of Isla Danzante, or Isla Catalina, an ideal excursion for the ecologically-minded or those who simply enjoy admiring the indigenous flora and fauna. Loreto also offers sport fishing, and species such as the mahi mahi, wahoo and tuna abound in local waters. If you’re looking for a more exclusive experience in Loreto, you can play golf to your heart’s content on its renowned golf courses; or, if your preference is for adrenaline-fuelled activities such as diving, surfing, mountain biking or rappelling, there’s plenty on offer. Those on a winter getaway won’t want to miss the chance to take a whale watching tour; grey whales can be sighted just 90 minutes off the coast of Loreto.