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Six unforgettable experiences the paradise in Loreto can offer you, from desert, mountains, and sea all at the same time.

Would you like to visit a marine paradise where you can observe the residents up close?

Would you like to travel back in time through rock art?

Would you like to feel the embrace of the desert, mountains, and sea at the same time?

If you answered yes, then plan your next vacation to Loreto located in Baja California Sur in the beautiful country of natural and cultural contrasts: Mexico.

When is it recommended to visit Loreto, Baja California Sur?

The best months to visit this natural paradise are the months of February and March, for whale watching, coupled with this if you like a cool climate, the ideal months for your vacation in Loreto, Baja California Sur are from December to March.

The weather in Loreto, Baja California Sur in these months is pleasant, as temperatures range from 14 degrees Celsius as the lowest average temperature to 23 degrees Celsius as the highest average temperature.

But if you want to sunbathe and tan, the best months to plan your trip to Loreto, Baja California Sur, are from June to October, the highest average daily temperature is more than 33 degrees Celsius and with an average minimum temperature of 28 degrees centigrade.

With this information in hand, now it is your turn to plan your trip to Loreto, Baja California Sur in which you can live 6 unforgettable experiences.

Whales in Loreto Bay

Can you imagine having the opportunity to be near a whale?  Well, in Loreto, Baja California Sur it is possible to fulfill this dream.  Every year in March the Blue Whale Festival is held in the Bahía de Loreto National Park, where you can observe different species of blue whales, as a suggestion, hire specialized guides who respect the rules established for a responsible blue whale sighting.

You have to live this great experience!  The blue whale is the largest animal on planet Earth, it can measure up to 33 meters long and weigh up to 190 tons. And the Bahía de Loreto National Park is the best place to observe these wonderful mammals.

The Blue Whale Festival in Loreto, Baja California Sur, lasts 3 days where you can see whales and hopefully their mating, scientific talks are given to learn more about this spectacular mammal, talks on awareness of the species conservation, the queen of the Loreto Blue Whale Festival is chosen, Baja California Sur, who will be in charge for a year to ensure that the talks about this species continue during her reign.

The Blue Whale Festival in Loreto, Baja California Sur, in addition to having the opportunity to see the whales up close, is full of activities, including:

* Parades of floats.

* Gastronomic exhibition in which you can enjoy various dishes with seafood, including potatoes stuffed with clams or tatemadas.

* Artisan exhibition.

* Painting exhibitions.

* Music and dance competitions.

* Conferences and talks.

* Photography Exhibition.

* The presence of mariachis.

* Volleyball sports tournaments on the lighthouse beach.

However, if you want to visit Loreto, Baja California Sur, at another time of year, you will always have the opportunity to see different marine species such as sea lions that enjoy sunbathing, dolphins of which wonderful schools of ten thousand individuals have been detected.  Among other species that meet in the waters of the Sea of ​​Cortez are humpback whales, Minke whales, pilot whales, and orcas, on the island of Carmen you will have the opportunity to see these wonderful species.

On the boardwalk of Loreto, Baja California, you will find boats that offer tours of approximately 5 hours.  The most common route is to Coronado Island where you can see and swim with sea lions, snorkel, see dolphins and if you like to push yourself to the limit on that same island there is a path that allows you to climb to the top of what used to be a volcano said to be a volcano. Coronado Island also appears as Smith’s Island on some maps. At certain times of the year, it is also possible to see some species of sea turtles.

We believe that being close to whales is more than enough reason for you to plan your next trip to Loreto, Baja California Sur.

Caves in Loreto

Would you like to see rock art live and in full color?  Well, in Loreto, Baja California Sur, it is possible to do it thanks to the ejidatarios of the area who in coordination with the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) offer the route to the Cueva del Ratón, located in the Sierra de San Francisco, this is the only place that can be accessed from all the rock art manifestations found in Loreto, Baja California. In this type of tour, you can get to know the main sites, the duration of these tours is approximately three days and it is required to hire one or more specialized guides.  It sounds extreme, don’t you think?

Caves in LoretoBut in reality, it is a trip that children and the elderly can take too, the tours are not expensive and they are not risky either.  The most popular route is the Arroyo de Santa Teresa that starts in San Francisco, but you can also start a route that starts in Santa Martha, this route is from the Arroyo del Parral.  Logistics are required with prior planning in the hands of expert guides.  It is important to know how to camp or be willing to do them, as the route demands it.  The reservation for this tour is made at the information module located in San Ignacio, Baja California Sur, which is the closest town to the mountains.

Imagine the importance of these cave paintings located in the Sierra de San Francisco that UNESCO declared as a World Heritage Site, the cave paintings of this place are one of the most extraordinary collections of cave painting in the world, they have earned their place for its quality, polychrome, dimensions, variety, and originality.  There are also cave paintings in the Sierras de San Juan and Guadalupe.

The caves  that  house  the  cave  paintings  are: La Pintada, Cuesta Palmarito, Las Flechas, La Soledad, La Música, Boca San Julio and El Raton.

It is an experience that you cannot miss, it will change your perception of seeing life, by immersing yourself in nature to appreciate the vestiges of our ancestors.  It is a journey back in time.

Sabila Spa and Wellness Center

One of the best experiences to live in Loreto, Baja California Sur, is simply to enjoy the most incredible golf course in Mexico surrounded by spectacular views of the sea, dunes, desert, and mountains, it is the TPC Danzante Bay golf course, located in kilometer 84 of the Ensenada Blanca Transpeninsular Highway, Loreto, Baja California Sur, with zip code 23880.

TPC Danzante Bay golf

This golf course is the dream of every practitioner of this discipline, you will find in its famous hole 17 a challenging adventure that will take you to the limit of your passion for golf.

Its prestige is supported by the following awards, both in 2019:

* Award for being the best Golf Course in Mexico (Mexico’s Best Golf Course),

* Award for being the best Golf Course in Latin America (Latin America’s Best Golf Course).

This golf course is the centerpiece of a life plan design that you can have at your fingertips, since you can not only play golf but also stay at the wonderful 5-star hotel with all-inclusive plan Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa, can you imagine traveling to the earthly paradise located in Loreto, Baja California and receiving the treatment you deserve in a place with high-level international chefs who have dishes that will please your palate, have incredible views in a strategic point of the Islands of Loreto, enjoy a delicious spa and every  night enjoy artistic amenities? 

TPC Danzante Bay viewAll this in one place!  Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa.

Also, this hotel located on the islands of Loreto, Baja California Sur has been recognized as:

* In 2019 as the Best Resort in Mexico and Central America (2019 Leading Resort in Mexico and Central America),

* In 2019 as the Best Beach Resort in Mexico (2019 Best Beach Resort in Mexico) and

* Recognized in 2019 as the Best Family Resort in Mexico and Central America 2019 (Mexico & Central America’s Leading Family Resort 2019) by the World Travel Awards, the sister organization of the World Golf Awards.

There are thousands of moments that you can share in this magnificent place and impress your partners, family, friends, and partner.  Whether you want to organize a golf tournament with friends, family, or business partners, plan a romantic trip as a couple to propose a marriage or organize your wedding.  Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa has wedding packages and expert advice on this unique and wonderful step that you want to take to share your life with that being that you love and want to make immensely happy.

Also, this same place offers you the must-see tourist services of Loreto, Baja California Sur, you just have to choose the experience you want to live and from the lobby of this magnificent hotel they will take you to your destination for the day, whether you want to snorkel, kayak, paddleboard, see dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays, sea lions and natural marine wealth of fish of all colors and sizes that will make your vacation in Loreto, Baja California an unforgettable memory.

What if after staying at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa or playing at the TPC Danzante Bay golf course, you want to live in this heavenly place?  The good news is that you can!  Imagine living in a place surrounded by a spectacular view with the combination of sea, mountains, and desert?  Having a quiet and happy life, whether you want to live alone or in the company of your family is possible, because TPC Danzante Bay is a residential complex that has a limited number of properties in which you can have your piece an earthly paradise where your senses will be fed every day by the beauty of the impressive nature of the islands of Loreto, Baja California Sur.

carmens island

In the Bahía de Loreto National Park, Baja California Sur, you can visit 5 wonderful islands each with its charm and beauty.

* The Bahía de Loreto
* National Park, Baja California Sur has been named as:
* National Park in 1996,
* Ramsar Site, in 2004, and
* UNESCO World Heritage in 2005.

In the Loreto National Park, Baja California Sur, you can find ancient volcanoes, solidified lava walls, large underwater caves, rocky reefs, dunes, and sea mountains.  The environment tells you the history of the place through time.

The islands that are part of the Bahía de Loreto National Park, Baja California Sur are:

* Catalina Island: It is ideal for sportfishing and diving, you can also camp or take nature walks.

* Danzante Island: It is a small island of only four square kilometers, but one of the most visited in Loreto, Baja California Sur. The turquoise waters are a spectacle that is accompanied by rich marine life, here you can see sea lions, a great variety of fish, dolphins, it is ideal for snorkeling at Eleonor point, which is made up of black corals at very shallow depths.  you will be in a real aquarium full of life.  On this island, you will see the famous water bird, the blue-footed booby that can only be seen in very few parts of the world.  This island is acclaimed by the famous, as many of them have been married or engaged in this beautiful place.

* Montserrat Island: the ideal place for fans of photography, adventure, and sports. You can snorkel, kayak, and dive in a marine universe full of life.  This island is a perfect setting to take the best pictures and share them on your social networks, in addition to having the most spectacular views of Loreto, Baja California, it is an ideal place to relax.

* Coronado Island: It is one of the favorite tours offered on the Loreto boardwalk, Baja California Sur, on this island boats can be anchored, its blue waters are ideal for snorkeling and diving. This island is surrounded by volcanic cacti, it is the ideal place to see blue whales, flying fish, dolphins, and sea lions. Coronado Island is considered the jewel of Loreto, Baja California Sur because, in addition to its rich marine fauna, it is surrounded by white dunes and rock formations.  If what you want is to relax with the beautiful view of the sea, there are palapas so you can do it.

* Carmen’s Island: This island is a private nature reserve, managed by the Organización de Vida Silvestre A.C., and the Compañía Salinas del Pacífico. It is known as Bahía Salinas, thanks to the deposits it still has.  This island is now uninhabited, but there are remains of when the island was used to commercialize salt, you can see from a cemetery to a church.  It is the representation of a piece of commercial history that is now a wildlife conservation site.  It has landscapes that contrast, but which in turn make it unique: mountains, desert, and sea.

We have shared with you the islands that are part of the Bahía de Loreto National Park, Baja California Sur so that you can choose the one that most catches your attention or visit them all and you can treasure a collection of wonderful memories.

San Francisco Javier

Imagine traveling back in time visiting the famous church: San Javier, the only 100% Jesuit church considered “the jewel of the Baja California missions”, its baroque-style architecture, and it is located in Loreto, Baja California Sur. Loreto is the oldest city in upper and lower California, it was founded by the Jesuit Juan María Salvatierra in 1697, named Loreto in memory of the day the Jesuits arrived, the day of our Lady of Loreto.

Loreto, Baja California Sur was added as a magical town in 2012, when walking through its streets you can understand the reason for its name.

Every year in the first days of December, Loreto and its surroundings dress up to honor their patron San Francisco Javier, its streets are filled with music, flowers, live bands, it is filled with flavors and colors with gastronomic events that satisfy the palate of each person who lives this party.

Loreto, Baja California Sur, was added as a magical town in 2012, when you walk through its streets you can understand the reason for its name.

Every year in the first days of December, Loreto and its surroundings dress up to honor their patron San Francisco Javier, its streets are filled with music, flowers, live bands, it is filled with flavors and colors with gastronomic events that satisfy the palate of each person who lives this party.

There is also the traditional cavalcade in which hundreds of riders travel approximately 32 kilometers from the Mission of Loreto to that of San Javier.

Loreto, Baja California Sur, is a magical town full of customs and history that is breathed in every street that you walk.

If you want to know more about the Jesuit missions, visit the Museum of the Jesuit Missions located at Salvatierra Misioneros 16, in Loreto, Baja California Sur, zip code 23880.

Sierra de la Giganta LoretoPhotograph by Scott Shepherd

The Sierra la Giganta Biosphere Reserve is a majestic mountain range located in the north of Loreto. 

If you are a nature lover and you like outdoor activities, this destination is for you.

Plants in Sierra de la Giganta

The favorite activities to do in the Sierra la Giganta are hiking, trekking, and observing the ecosystem.  Cactaceous plants predominate in this beautiful place.

You will find peace and tranquility, while you walk enjoying the richness of the flora and fauna of the Sierra la Giganta.

Photograph from Mexico Enfotos

We have shared with you six wonderful experiences that you can only live in Loreto, Baja California Sur. So let’s prepare your bags for your next trip to this wonderful place located in Mexico.

Finally, so that you can plan your vacation to Loreto, Baja California Sur very well, take into account the destinations that the Loreto International Airport has, so you can plan better logistics for your trip. 

The destinations you can fly from to the Loreto International Airport, Baja California Sur are:

La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

Guadalajara, Mexico.

San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Los Angeles, California, United States.

Dallas, United States.

Phoenix, United States.

Calgary, Canada.

The Loreto International Airport, Baja California Sur, located in Mexico receives flights arriving from the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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