With year round temperatures in the 80's, you can go fishing, swimming, sailing, kayaking, diving, horse back riding, and mountain biking, anytime you like. Loreto is the historical capital of Baja California, its culture runs deep and rich. You will find friendly, well maintained RV parks, an international airport, a bus depot and excellent tourist services including, hotels, motels, restaurants and car rentals. Aereo California offers daily flights from Los Angeles.
Loreto is surrounded by the inspiring scenery of La Giganta mountain range, the desert and the Sea of Cortez. Nature was generous with Loreto, behold the intense blues of the sea, the greens of palm groves and the violets of barren islands. Jesuit Padre Juan Maria de Salvatierra founded the Mission of Nuestra Senora de Loreto on October 25, 1697. As the first mission and later capital of the Californias.
After the Jesuits came the Franciscians and finally the Dominicans. In 1699, Padre Francisco Maria Piccolo founded the Mission of San Francisco Javier, which is situated in the sierra, 42 km from Loreto. The mission church was built between 1744 and 1759 and is the most beautiful and well preserved in Baja California Sur.
Loreto is part of a major government tourist project "Loreto-Nopolo Puerto Escondido" with an 18 hole golf course and a 9 court tennis center and stadium. Loreto celebrates its town festival each year from the 5th to the 8th of September and a regional fair between October 19th and 25th.
Take a stroll along the pleasant boardwalk "Malecon", admire the spectacular horizon of mountains to the west opposite the sea. Loreto has always been popular with the fishing crowd a new marina north of town offers top charters, a good boat ramp and international Dorado and Yellowtail fishing tournaments. Today Loreto has also become popular with kayakers and divers.
The waters around the local islands have been designated an underwater National Park. The islands of Isla Coronado, Isla Carmen and Isla Danzantes each reveal hidden coves and spectacular white sandy beaches. Loreto has come a long way from the dusty days when the blacktop first came to town in 1972