Enjoy the natural environment of Loreto, where you’ll be able to breathe in the tranquility and the intense clarity of colors and aromas that make up this gorgeous landscape. This traditional city, originally inhabited by a nomadic tribe and later colonized by Jesuit missionaries in the 17th century, preserves an almost intact and beautiful architecture, its costumes and charming surroundings, is open to the modern developments proposed by the tourism industry. As you take a memorable journey through the desert, discover the mysterious and striking rustic paintings found in the caverns of La Giganta mountain range; enjoy the beach as you sunbathe by the Sea of Cortes, or learn about the multiple obstacles that the missionaries had to overcome when evangelizing the people of these lands.

Loreto is located only 350 km away from La Paz, Baja California Sur’s capital, and it is the oldest metropolitan settlement in the whole state. Besides the beautiful urban landscapes that can be admired as you walk its streets or among its old buildings, Loreto is set in an impressive natural location, between the blue waters of the Sea of Cortes, the desert and the Sierra Giganta mountain range with its dark rocky hills. Officially founded in 1697 by Jesuit clerics, the beautiful city of Loreto nowadays attracts mainly American and Canadian visitors, since it offers a wide range of tourist services: an international airport, renowned hotels, golf courses, fishing tournaments and some other nautical sports. It also features numerous natural attractions, like the popular beaches of Nopolo, Juncalito, Ensenada Blanca and Agua Verde as well as The Coronado Islands, nesting area for the marine turtle; Danzante, a huge bird shelter, and Isla del Carmen, which features an important salt mine.

When touring Loreto and its surroundings, it is definitely worth visiting the San Francisco Javier and Nuestra Senora de Loreto Missions. Both edifices boast immeasurable historic value and architectural beauty. Always ready to welcome you are the city pier and the gorgeous cobblestone streets, inviting visitors to take a pleasant stroll in the morning or at sunset. All along the city, find restaurants, bars, handcraft and fishing shops, where friendly staff will be happy to assist you. An entertaining sailing or fishing trip, kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling or diving are very popular activities in Loreto, just as is touring the numerous islands located in the Bahia de Loreto National Park, declared a protected area by the federal government in 1996.
Discover the beauty of Loreto BCS while relaxing in the tranquil ambiance of the cristall clear azul Sea of Cortez. As the first capital of the Californias, Loreto's culture runs as deep as its rich history. Come explore the warmth of Loreto's community, enjoy world-class sport fishing and play golf and tennis. Enjoy your stay in Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico.