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.
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.