Loreto, Baja

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Overview:

Anyone passing through Baja should make a stop in the beautiful coastal town of Loreto Baja. A number of exciting experiences can be had in this peaceful town. Fishing, mountain biking, kyaking, and many other activities fall under this category of exciting experiences.

 

Adventure:

Located on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico, Loreto offers stunning views of the Gulf of California. The Misión de Nuestra Seora de Loreto, a church from the 17th century, is one of the city’s colonial structures. Pelicans, dolphins, and whales all call the islands and waters of Bahia de Loreto National Park home. Trails in the city’s Sierra de la Giganta mountain range provide access to ancient rock art.

Hiking the Tabor Canyon Trail

This trail in the Loreto, Mexico, region is a favorite among locals and features a moderate degree of difficulty. It’s not too long, but you’ll need to bring good hiking shoes because it involves bouldering over rocks. Even if that isn’t enough to pique your interest, the hike will be well worth it because of the beautiful waterfall you’ll pass along the way; the scenery along the trail is also quite appealing, so don’t forget your camera!

Whale Watching

A trip to Loreto, Mexico to see whales is another amazing experience you can’t miss. As many as eight different whale species frequent the waters near Loreto, so you’re in for a real treat. The best time to go whale watching in Loreto is from December to March, and the best tours to take you to the whales’ favorite spots in the Sea of Cortez are offered by Loreto Coastal Expeditions and Loreto Sea and Land Tours.

Walk the Malecon

The Loreto Malecon is a promenade along the water where you can enjoy the sunshine and the breathtaking views of the ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for the magical marine life while you’re there, as you might see some dolphins, stingrays, or whales while out for an afternoon stroll, enjoying the local fare, people-watching, or even shopping. 

Kayak Overnighter

Loreto Bay National Marine Park is a great place to go on a kayak camping trip. You’ll first enter the park as usual to get to your campsite in the National Marine Park by kayak. It’s a novel and enjoyable way to spend time in the great outdoors, and you’ll have plenty of time to either kick back at the campsite or continue exploring the park’s islands by kayak.

Campgrounds

There are two campgrounds located within Loreto city limits. Each one is relatively small but offers standard amenities. The two rv parks are:

  • Riveria del Mar RV Park
  • Romanita RV Park

It’s a privilege to have Loreto, Baja for our enjoyment, so please practice Leave No Trace principles.

Directions:

Loreto is located 16 hours for the US – Mexico border along Mexico Route 1. 

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Beach

Playa Santispac, Baja

Beautiful Playa Santispac can be found on the coast of the Bahia de Concepcion. Because campers can set up shop right on the sand, this place is a hotspot for the van life and RV set. Paddleboarding, swimming, snorkeling, and two restaurants are just some of the activities available at the because.

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