MY FAVORITE THINGS IN LORETO
The whales start to show up in January and stay for a few months. You can see blue whales, humpback whales, and even orcas in Loreto Bay.
There are SO many delicious restaurants in Loreto (which is surprising since it’s such a small town), but one of the things they certainly do best is food, and it’s cheap, so enjoy!
Just off the northern shore from Loreto is Isla Coronado, which has a hidden white sand beach that is ABSOLUTELY worth a visit.
Founded in 1697, Misión Nuestra Señora de Loreto is considered the “mother” of all missions in Baja. Look for the first "mission bell" on the Mission Trail.
In the mountains about 35km from Loreto is San Javier, a town (and a stunning mission) which only got electricity within the last few years.
You can rent paddle boards, kayaks and small sailboats right from the beach in Loreto Bay. Go out to the bay in town or stay in Loreto Bay and explore a bit more.
Take the 30 minute drive to Villa Del Palmar at Danzate Bay. Get a cocktail and head to the giant pink chairs overlooking the bay or your own private hammock.
This region has always been a magnet for world-class sport fishing activities, with a rich history of sporting world records! I can also recommend local restaurants where your fresh catch will be prepared for you.
This is my favorite thing about Loreto (and the reason we purchased a casa here). There are a beautiful blend of expats and Mexicans here - we are wonderfully integrated and most of us (the expats) are invested in the community contributing to the quality of life in our small town. The people are what make me feel extra welcomed and comfortable when I'm there. Go out and get to know the locals, you will be pleasantly surprised.
03. Explore the 1st Mission
07. Get Fancy @ Danzante Bay