TOURIST INFORMATION ABOUT LORETO
Loreto is a small town of about 20,000 residents and located in Southern Baja. From the US border it takes about 16 hours to drive down to Loreto. It is about a 4 hour drive north of La Paz and 6 hours north of Los Cabos.
There are plenty of things to do in Loreto and the airport is only 5 minutes away, making it a popular destination for tourists and expats.
Loreto is made up of several smaller communities within its municipality: City of Loreto, San Javier, Nopolo, Loreto Bay, Juncalito, Puerto Escondido, Tripui, Ligui and Ensenada Blanca. All of them are worth checking out.
There are plenty of vacation spots to choose from, so why choose Loreto? Well to the people who keep coming back, it usually comes down to commonality. You can hear people say that Loreto is my "speed." Meaning for someone that likes to have fun, but not party all night long, its their speed. You can hangout and have some drinks, meet people and relax.
Loreto offers world class fishing, snorkeling, breath-taking hikes, horseback riding, golf, whale watching, scuba diving, island tours, kayaking and more.
We have included many pages of information on this website to get you prepared for your trip. From how to get here, to what to do, just click on the links above to find out what Loreto has to offer.
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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT LORETO, MEXICO
Loreto is the oldest town in Baja, Mexico
Jesuit missionaries founded the city of Loreto in 1697
Loreto is home to the first mission on all of California
Loreto is about 550 miles south of San Diego
Loreto is located on the Sea of Cortez, which is also known as The Gulf of California
The Pacific Ocean is only 50 miles away
Loreto is about 150 miles north of La Paz and 230 miles north of Cabo
Across the sea there is Los Mochis, a city of over 325 thousand people
Direct flights are available from LAX, PHX, DFW, and YYC
New Alaska Airlines flights starting December 2021 - SFO->LTO direct
It takes about 16 hours to drive from TJ to Loreto
A flight from TJ to Loreto only takes 1.5 hours
The Sierra de la Giganta mountains top out at 3,858 feet
Loreto is HOT and humid is the summer
Loreto is like San Diego in the winter time
The best weather happens in the spring and fall
Loreto's population is about 25,000
Many native people of Loreto have the same last names
Loreto has world class fishing
The snorkeling is amazing
Cruise ships will stop in Loreto
Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Calafia, Volaris and West Jet fly to Loreto
Loreto's airport is only ten minutes from the city
There are six islands off Loreto's coast
Jacques Cousteau named the Sea of Cortez "The Aquarium of the World"
Loreto has an ocean front walkway known as the Malecon
Loreto has been recognized as a "Pueblo Magico" (Magical Town)
Loreto is home to two golf courses
One golf course is a Tournament Players Club course, the Danzante Bay Golf Course
A 424 pound Yellowfin Tuna was caught off Loreto
Loreto was the first capital of the Californias