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Loreto

Loreto is a pleasant, hot beach town located on the Sea of Cortes in Baja California Sur, not far from the state capital of La Paz. It is surrounded by considerable natural beauty, including the Bahía of Loreto marine park, which is known for scuba diving, and the Sierra La Giganta, a mountainous region ideal for hiking and camping.

 

The Sierra San Francisco features some ancient cave paintings, and you can also visit the baroque missions of San Javier and Nuestra Señora de Loreto, some of the oldest in all of Mexico. The bay area itself is known for attractive, tranquil beaches.

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Other places nearby Loreto: Tijuana, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada, La Paz and San Ignacio.







By Christopher Minster
I am a writer and editor at V!VA Travel guides here in Quito, where I specialize in adding quality content to the site and also in spooky things like...
16 Jan 2007

Things to See and Do in Loreto

Snorkeling Isla Coronado

This is a pricy activity but it is worth it. Do not go here expecting to see sparkling reefs, head to La Paz if you want that. Instead you will be snorkeling around rocks with some of the largest ...
Diving
Loreto, Mexico

San Javier Mission

This trip takes you on a long dirt road into the Sierra Gigante to see the desert mountains close at hand. En-route you will stop at some rock art, which is not particularly spectacular, then do a ...
Historical Building, Adventure Tour
Loreto, Mexico

Whale Watching

Between January and March the waters around the Loreto area are packed with whales of all types. Specific tours head out to sea to seek either jumping grey whales, which breach out of the water, or ...
Boating
Loreto, Mexico
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