What to do where to stay and what to see in Loreto Mexico
The Islands and Wildlife
Go whale watching (winter months), bird watching or look out for dolphins, sea lions and stingrays within a United Nations protected Marine Park comprising five islands (Coronado, Del Carmen, Danzante, Monserrat and Santa Catalina islands).
155 miles of coastline on the eastern Baja Peninsula makes for great diving, fishing, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling paddle boarding and sunset or day cruises. While inland the Sierra de la La Giganta house indigenous cave paintings.
Quiet town center with colourful touches including hedges. Restaurants and shops line the main square.
Take a day trip and walk around in downton Loreto, it’s worth it!
La Mision The Church of Our Lady of Loreto was built in 1697.
The malecón or seaside esplanade offers view of the sea of Cortés.
Stay In Town
Hotel Santa Fe: Kitchenette facilities and a white washed façade at this 118 room hotel, minutes from downtown, makes it the ideal choice for deep sea fishermen and families. Check out the 3 bedroom penthouse (private Jacuzzi and entrance) on the top floor with sweeping views of the town and mountains.
WestJet has seasonal nonstop service between Calgary and Loreto on the Baja California peninsula of Mexico.
This original article was first published in the Summer 2015 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.