About Loreto

Loreto: A Mexican jewel at the Baja Peninsula

Southern Baja California has long been known for Los Cabos and La Paz, but few have explored this amazing and beautiful desert jewel, called Loreto.

This charming and serene little town is located about 150 miles North of Los Cabos and nestled along the Sea of Cortez, with its calm but marine-life-rich waters. Loreto still holds a unique Mexican flavor and is fast becoming one of Baja's more desired diving destinations.

Did you know that Sea of Cortez is a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

The aquarium of the world

The Sea of Cortez was named by Jacques Cousteau as the “Aquarium of the World” and it is home to a vast and unique ecosystem. It is considered one of the best scuba diving and snorkeling spots due to its more than 900 varieties of fish, 2000 species of marine invertebrates and many other marine mammals.

Scuba divers at Loreto can appreciate the amazing diversity of its marine life: dolphins, several species of whales, sea lions, sea turtles, yellow fin tuna, dorado, jack, roosterfish, marlin and an endless variety of beautiful and multicolored fish and mollusks.

It also hosts a great number of migratory species; therefore a lucky diver may also meet manta rays, Humboldt giant squids,  whale sharks and many other species that only exist within its pristine waters.

A spectacular destination

Loreto is shielded by the Sierra de la Giganta and shaped by Coronado, Del Carmen, Danzante, Monserrat and Santa Catalina islands. Besides its astonishing waters, visitors can also enjoy its natural surroundings, which include beautiful beaches, rock formations, spectacular cliffs, mountain trails, waterfalls and millenary cave paintings.

This is also where the colonization of Baja California began. The first Mission was established in Loreto, along with the Church of Our Lady of Loreto. Be sure to visit the Mission’s museum.

The white sand beaches of the islands and the long stretches of coastline that surround Loreto are also great for hikes, picnics and clambakes.

Colors, tradition and adventure surround Loreto, a destination with good accommodations, succulent restaurants, water activities, local artisan shops, spectacular sunrises, sunsets and much... much more.

Visit Loreto and dive with us. You won't regret it!

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