Loreto City Guide
Located on the eastern coastline of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Loreto lies approximately 317 miles away from Cabo San Lucas. This enchanting colonial town boasts a captivating history as one of the oldest settlements in Baja. The indigenous history of this beautiful region is visible in ancient cave paintings in the area, which can be viewed via guided tours. Loreto is home to the beautiful 300-year-old Mission of our Lady of Loreto, which boasts the nickname of "Mother of All Missions" in Baja. Aside from the exquisite historic architecture, the natural beauty surrounding Loreto is a principal draw for eco travelers. The brilliant aquamarine waters of the Sea of Cortez, offshore islands, vibrant marine life and the stunning backdrop of the Sierra de la Giganta mountain range are highlights. Visitors can kayak along pristine coves, explore the islands, fish or dive.
Once an isolated outpost, Loreto is growing as a vacation destination, with new eco resorts and services emerging, including beautiful golf courses and restaurants. Chocolate clams are a local specialty gathered fresh and served at many area restaurants. Loreto has its own international airport.