The North American Galapagos Loreto Mexico

What to do where to stay and what to see in Loreto Mexico


Seals on Islands of Loreto Mexico
Seals on Islands of Loreto Mexico. /K&S Media.

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).

Great Outdoors
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.

Tree Archways Loreto Mexico
Tree Archways Loreto Mexico. /K&S Media.

Quiet town center with colourful touches including hedges. Restaurants and shops line the main square.

Don’t Miss

Take a day trip and walk around in downton Loreto, it’s worth it!

The Mission Loreto Mexico
The Mission Loreto Mexico. /K&S Media.

La Mision The Church of Our Lady of Loreto was built in 1697.

Malecon Loreto Mexico
Malecon Loreto Mexico. /K&S Media.

The malecón or seaside esplanade offers view of the sea of Cortés.



Santa Fe Hotel Loreto
Santa Fe Hotel Loreto. /K&S Media.
Santa Fe Hotel Loreto Penthouse
Santa Fe Hotel Loreto Penthouse View. /K&S Media.

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.


Town Loreto Mexico
Town Loreto Mexico. /K&S Media.

Getting Here

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.