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Loreto, Mexico

The city of Loreto is situated on the east coast of the Baja Californian Peninsula in Mexico. The region’s hot climate and abundant sunshine alongside the many possible activities and attractions draw tourists from across North America and the rest of the world. The city is one of Mexico’s oldest settlements, and boasts a range of fabulous attractions including vast caves, stunning beaches and dramatic rock formations. Locals and tourists can enjoy an active lifestyle whilst in Loreto, as the city is popular for its range of lively recreational activities available to people of all ages. Loreto’s peaceful and laid back atmosphere combined with its rich culture and heritage generates a unique charm that will charm all kinds of travellers.

Sight-seeing in Loreto

An amazing range of activities are available to visitors along the coast and across the centre of Loreto. Water sports are particularly popular in the waters offshore of the city’s pristine beaches. Tourists can attempt kayaking and sailing on the surface of the water or delve into the deep to view an incredible variety of marine life with scuba diving, snorkelling and whale-watching excursions. On land, visitors can participate in other fun sport activities including tennis and golf at the regions world-class courts and courses. Loreto is brimming with majestic scenery and historic landmarks not to be missed.

Sierra de la Giganta

The Sierra de la Giganta mountain range stretches along the Baja California Sur parallel, to the east coast of the peninsula where Loreto is located. The majestic mountain scenery can be seen from miles around and consists of dramatic cliffs, verdant hills and a variety of lush flora and fauna. Hiking and cycling through this magnificent part of the state is particularly popular as it offers extraordinary views across the coastline of the peninsula. 

Misión de Nuestra Señora de Loreto Concho

This quaint mission church is located in the Conchó area of Loreto and offers visitor a taste of the region’s rich culture and heritage. The church was founded back in 1697and is the earliest successful mission is the state of Baja California Sur. It is sometimes referred to as the head and mother of all Spanish missions in Upper and Lower California.

Cave Paintings

Loreto is home to a series of ancient cave paintings, believed to have been painted up to 7,000 years ago during the pre-historic area. These incredibly intriguing archaeological sites can be found in several locations around Loreto and surrounding areas including Rancho San Gregorio, Cueva La Palma, Cueva El Borrego and in the Santa Teresa canyon.

Shopping in Loreto

Loreto has an abundance of gift and souvenir shops situated across town and along the coastline. Silver Desert is a great place to find authentic Mexican jewellery to purchase and take home as a memento.

Eating Out in Loreto

A variety of excellent restaurants and fast food outlets are located within Loreto, serving a wide range of traditional Mexican dishes as well as delicious international cuisine. Many restaurants also offer al fresco dining due to the regions beautifully warm climate.

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