Tradition, fishing, and a great variety of attractions are what make the Magical Town of Loreto stand out. The sierra and the sea await you, with spectacular views and astonishing biodiversity.
Things to do
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What Makes It Magical
Seen from afar and from an elevated perspective, the Magical Town of Loreto makes an impact for many reasons. It seems to be a place where only the most fortunate live.
Loreto has conserved the traditions of a fishing town, and yet it is cosmopolitan; it seems isolated, but there is so much to do; it’s simple, but nearby is one of the world’s top golf courses. The Sea of Cortez and the Sierra de la Giganta are its most precious treasures, but it also has colonial missions and cave paintings. All of this will beguile you.
Why You Should Go
Parque Nacional Bahía de Loreto (Bahía de Loreto National Park)
- Within its 510,000 acres, you will see sea lions, beaches, giant cactuses, endemic reptiles, volcanic islands with a mix of marine sediments, coral reefs, lagoons and islands.
- It’s pulsating richness attracts lovers of kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and canoeing.
- It provides shelter for the grey whale that travels 10,000 miles to mate or give birth to its offspring.
- It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
At the Very Least
Observe grey and blue whales, the largest on the planet, off the coast of Isla del Carmen; a meeting point for cetacean lovers (between January and March).
- Horseback riding along the beach and its surroundings.
- Mountain biking or hiking in Sierra de la Giganta.
- See the old salt mine: Bahía Salinas, on Isla del Carmen.