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In tune with the cosmos

Returning to your roots, to nature, to simplicity, is the best possible gift for those who travel and seek an authentic experience


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Loreto, with its privileged location, fulfills this promise like no other destination in Mexico. Every spot we share with you here will bestows you with the gift of being in harmony with nature, with every living being. Each wave, each star, will reconnect you with the joy of living.

Sierra La Giganta
and Guadalupe

When visiting Loreto, you will have access to the most untamed, incredible natural scenery in Mexico.

This is the case of the corridor of La Giganta and Guadalupe mountain ranges. It represents the most intact part of Baja California Sur and contains an amazing volcanic landscape where unique life forms have evolved.

Many unique species cohabit here—from a rare species of ragweed that grows on a single plateau, to ironwood trees that can live a thousand years and produce one of the densest and hardest woods in the world, and even an abundance of unique wildlife. One of the most extraordinary of these animals by far is an endemic subspecies of bighorn sheep.

The marvelous mountain ranges that we still see today, the dazzling landscapes of rugged hillsides where the rain showers arrive, the ancestral knowledge that drives life in the oases, and the ranches are all part of one of the most wonderful natural areas of the state, our country, and the world. There is no doubt.

Loreto Bay
National Park

The Magical Town of Loreto is the closest spot to the famous park called Loreto Bay National Park (Parque Nacional Bahía de Loreto), a natural wonder. 

It is characterized by the beautiful sea, five islands, and ten islets. The five islands in this majestic natural region are:

▪ Montserrat,
▪ Del Carmen,
▪ Danzante and
▪ Coronados

They have been declared:

National Park in 1996.
▪ Ramsar Site in 2004.
▪ UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.

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Coronados Island

One of the most spectacular islands in the Gulf of California is Isla Coronados. Here you will find fantastic landscapes, endemic animals, and beautiful white sand beaches.The diversity of wildlife on Isla Coronados is immense. There are many types of mice, including the endemic Coronados Island canyon mouse (Peromyscus pseudocrinitus).


Among the birds you will find hawks, doves, Mexican finches, woodpeckers, bats, vultures, blue-footed boobies, frigates, and many more.

The islands originated
thousands of years ago
due to volcanic activity.

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The Ultimate Experience

To experience blue whale sightings, the best time is during their migration, that is, from February to March.

IMPORTANT: It is essential that your visit be with a guide. We recommend you hire one of the tours offered by certified guides. Only authorized tourism service providers trained by CONANP (National Commission of Nature Reserves) are allowed to enter the park.

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Top 3 beaches

The verses, notes, stories, and romances that the sea inspires in every heart never run out. Loreto, on the world stage, has a leading role.

Each one of its beaches has its own vibe and different landscapes, so visiting as many of them as possible, will awaken many different feelings in you, just as diverse as the cosmos…Here we give you the Top 3!


❙❚ La Dársena Beach

It is one of the most popular, located in the heart of downtown. Sandcastles, picnics, frisbees, and volleyballs are the cheerful images that first catch your eye. When you hit the water, you’ll see that it’s safe to swim, go kayaking, paddleboarding and snorkeling.

You can also take a walk along the boardwalk that runs along the beach.

❙❚ Ensenada Blanca

If you are looking for something quieter, this is the beach for you. Ideal for a romantic sunset stroll or for getting your feet wet and marveling at the schools of tropical fish that dart here and there. An extra treat is that of all the beaches in Loreto it has the most impressive views. For example, you can contemplate Isla Danzante and the smaller volcanic islands emerging majestically from the sea. It is located in front of Hotel Villa del Palmar on Loreto Islands.

❙❚ Luna de Miel Beach in Isla Danzante

On the islands, you can walk along all its white beaches, and this is one of the most beautiful beaches in Baja California Sur. Perfect for a boat ride with your partner or friends. You can take amazing pictures; and it is perfect for meditation and rituals with the sea touching your bare feet. It is a beach for those who want a full dose of tranquility, peace, and harmony.


Winter is the mildest time of the year with average temperatures between 59 and 70 Fahrenheit. The weather is hot during July, August, and September, reaching up to 104 °F.

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Surprising Encounters
in the World’s Aquarium,
the Gulf of California

Named the “World’s Natural Aquarium” by renowned oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, the Gulf of California is a site of exceptional beauty, great biological diversity, and habitat filled with endemic species, among other qualities that earned it the status of World Natural Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2005.

On your visit to Loreto you will be able to experience the nature that surrounds this Magical Town up close and in a variety of ways. Here are just a few ideas.

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Blue whales

Loreto is one of the places where you can see specimens of the amazing blue whales, the largest mammal in the world. This species comes to the waters of the Gulf of California to reproduce.

We recommend that you schedule your visit during the sighting season in February and March. Make sure to hire a trained service provider with a permit from SEMARNAT (Department of the Environment and Natural Resources).


Tip: On the other side of the peninsula, in the Pacific Ocean and very close to Loreto, you can find the gray whale sanctuaries: to the south in Comondú and to the north, in Mulegé.

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Sea Lions on Coronados Island

With different licensed tour operators, you will experience fantastic scenery, spectacular wildlife, and beautiful white-sand beaches. They will provide you with lunch, drinks, park fees, and snorkeling equipment (including wetsuits for the colder months). The boats have shade and dry storage for your personal belongings.

Pilot whales accompany the boat ride, while along the way, sea lions dive from rocky islets. Under the sea, coral reefs attract yellow snapper. It is not difficult to find turtles and dolphins in these waters.

Sea lions are considered a sentinel species in the Natural Protected Areas of the Gulf of California. They are an indicator of the health of the ecosystem since they live and reproduce in the same sites year after year. And, they are at the top of the food chain, so they are highly sensitive to the quality of the habitat.

California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) are characterized by conspicuous ears, long front flippers, and, unlike seals, the ability to walk on four legs. Females and pups are light to dark brown in color and adult males are distinguished by the presence of a crest that develops on the skull. In Loreto Bay there are historically four known sea lion habitats located on Isla Carmen, Catalana, Coronados, and the Las Galeras islets.

Sea Turtles

Traditionally, Loreto Bay has been a key area for turtles to find food and develop, and is characterized as a preferred nesting area. Loreto is also one of the few places on the Baja California Sur peninsula where Hawksbill turtles are still commonly found.


Turtles visiting Loreto Bay National Park are continually monitored in feeding areas. La Mulita was the first captured turtle that allowed for information to be obtained for future monitoring work.

Nesting is from May to January with peaks in August/September. Information about this can be requested at the Parque Marino offices.

Five of the seven species of sea turtles can still be found in Loreto. The most common species are the green or white turtle and the dark or black turtle (Chelonia mydas and Chelonia agassizii).

The universe breaks into waves at my feet. The planets revolve around my head, and ruffle my hair as they pass by in the wind that they move.

⎯⎯⎯⎯ Vicente Huidobro

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