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    Incredible Deserts

    by Agraichen Written Mar 2, 2014
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    Favorite thing: Delicias Bakery is new to Loreto and has yet to have a "store front." Working from her home in Nopolo, Arelhy Flores creates a wonderful array of creations that not only look good, they taste good too.

    Nothing is too unusual as was evidenced by the spread she brought to celebrate Gypsy night in Loreto's town square.

    Contact Information:
    Tel. 044 613 111 0579
    Email arelhyf@Hotmail.com

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    411 Solutions

    by Agraichen Written Feb 25, 2014

    Favorite thing: Dennis Guadalupe's 411 Solutions started with the idea of selling water purification systems, but quickly expanded to include Visa assistance, translation services, home security systems and import/export. They have even set up a service to allow US mail to be couriered to Loreto, something that has been missing for years.

    Contact Info:
    Dennis Guadalupe 613-121-3967 or dennis@hmbaja.com
    Skype: DennisFSU

    Address: Paseo Mision de Loreto, #FN478 or Loreto: Fco I. Madero #19-3

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    Fili's Autopartes Shop

    by Agraichen Updated Feb 25, 2014

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    Favorite thing: Found an excellent local mechanic. Filiberto Diaz, owner of ‘Fili’s Shop,’ speaks very good English and provides great service. His shop has all necessary vehicular tune-up electronics and also provides welding services.

    Autopartes Y Servicio Diaz (Fili’s Shop) has moved from it's location north of town on Hwy 1 to a location just south of the Airport entrance on the west side of Highway 1. The larger facility allows Fili to handle more business.

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    Loreto Hospital

    by Agraichen Written Feb 23, 2014

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    Favorite thing: Where ever you travel there is always the danger that a hospital might be required. Located right at the entrance to Loreto and just off of Highway 1 is a small facility that serves the greater Loreto community.

    Staffed by a handful of dedicated doctors and a few nurses, the hospital does a surprising amount of business. Perhaps this is due to the medical care in Mexico or that it's easier to just go to the emergency room than to call and make an appointment with one of the few doctors in town.

    Fondest memory: With the influx of Gringos into the area, a number of volunteer organizations have been created to help supply the hospital with badly needed equipment and supplies. Amigos de Loreto is one such organization and they have set up a quarterly donation to ensure medical supplies are available.

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    Farmacia (Pharmacy)

    by Agraichen Written Feb 22, 2014
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    Favorite thing: There comes a time when you just need to get things that are only sold in a pharmacy. Loreto has a few, but the one that is central is located just across the street from one of the larger "super markets" on the south side of Salvatierra just before the (one) traffic light.

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    Loreto Food and Wine Festival

    by Agraichen Written Jan 8, 2013

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    Favorite thing: The Loreto Food and Wine (fund raising) Festival grew from an idea one of our residents had after attending a similar event in the US. Upon returning to Loreto and learning that the hospital did ot have much in the way of equipment, a group of residents started planning for a Mid March event.

    Mid March is one of the peak times when there are many people "vacationing" in Loreto and seemed like the perfect time.

    in 2012 the festival brought in enough money to provide much needed equipement and supplies to the local hospital and the ambulance company. A 12-lead EKG machine was donated as well as training to the hospital employees that would use it. In addition, resusitation "dummies" were donated as well.

    The festival was well atteneded by vacationing gringos and local Loreto residents as well and a great time was had by all

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    Bicitaller "Manny"

    by Agraichen Updated May 7, 2011

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    Favorite thing: "Manny" is a hidden treasure of Loreto. Run by Rita Marroquin Calderon the small shop is only easy to find if you know where it is located. Prices are incredibly low.

    A quick "tune up," general cleaning and fixing a flat tire cost the incredible sum of 230 Pesos which at todays rate is about $19.75. I'm not certain I've ever gotten out of the cycle shop back in California for 10 times that amount for less work.

    The shop is located at #9 Isla Del Carmen street between Ayuntamiento and Marquez de Leon.

    Telephone: 613-135-1474

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    A real bakery - PanOli

    by Agraichen Written Jan 1, 2011

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    Favorite thing: Loreto now has a great bakery. PanOli opened in late 2010 in a small shop on Benito Juarez. They make fresh breads and pasteries daily. The Chef, Fabian Lopez Bonzi turns out excellent products.

    I've tried their regular bread, focaccio so far and it was excellent.

    Address: Calle Benito Juarez #80
    Phone: 613-135-0282
    Email: panoli.loreto@hotmail.com

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    Coffee Star

    by Agraichen Updated Dec 29, 2009

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    Favorite thing: COFFEE....

    There are now (Dec 2009) four true coffee shops in Loreto that I've found. Coffee Star, Latte Cafe, one on the Malecon and the newest on Salvatierra, Cafe Lolita.

    Coffee Star is on Salvatierra as you drive into town. The insignia, white coffee cup on a green background will remind you of Starbucks but Cafe Americano and Cafe Latte are about as exhotic as it gets. The coffee is good moderately strong and extra shots sometimes don't even cost more.

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    Telephone Assistance

    by Agraichen Written Jun 8, 2009

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    Favorite thing: This useful information can help you call your friends or family throughout the world. There are different codes for calling from a mobile phone.

    Instructions:
    Within Mexico:
    01+ (Area Code) + number

    If dialing the States or Canada:
    001+ (Area Code) + number

    If dialing to the rest of the world:
    00+ Country Code + City Area Code + number

    Within Loreto or (613) Area Code:
    Just dial the seven digit number

    Dialing a Loreto Cellular Number:
    044+ (613) + number

    Dialing a Canadian or American 800 number with international service from Mexico:
    001+ (800) + number

    Dialing a Canadian or American 800 number with no International Service-from-Mexico:
    001+ (Change the 800 for 880) + number (This will not be a free call from Mexico. A 5 Pesos per minute + tax apply; and not all 800 numbers have access).
    For 888 = Dial 881
    For 877 = Dial 882
    For 866 = Dial 883

    National Operator Assistance:
    Dial 020

    National Information Operator:
    Dial 040

    International Operator Assistance:
    Dial 090

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    Emergency Information

    by Agraichen Updated May 25, 2009

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    Favorite thing: The things you hope you never need to know when traveling as well as some useful phone numbers that you might need.

    Federal Police - Nopolo (Loreto Bay) - 613-133-0794
    Municipal Police - Paseo Tamaral - 613-135-0035
    Ambulance - Paseo Tamaral - 613-135-1566
    Taxi - 613-135-0047
    Taxi - 613-135-0424

    Airport - 613-135-0499
    Tourist Office - 613-135-0411
    City Hall - 613-135-0936
    Post Office - 613-135-0647
    Bank - 613-135-0014

    La Mision of Loreto - 613-135-0005
    Mision Museum - 613-135-0441

    Fondest memory: In general the people of Loreto are the most friendly you will find anywhere. Everyone is always says hello and stops to chat. Time really means nothing. If someone needs help, there seems to always be someone that is around to help.

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    Vidrio y Aluminio Medina

    by Agraichen Written Jan 5, 2009

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    Favorite thing: This shop carries aluminum and glass. The install windows and doors or make picture frames and cut the glass for all to the size you need.

    I needed a replacement pane of custom glass for an exterior light. I brought in the chipped piece and in my broken Spanish and his broken English we figured that he could have the two panes cut to size in about 2 minutes. It took even less. Juan Manuel Medina's shop is great. Excellent service, excellent product and very reasonably priced. Email: vdrieramedina@hotmail.com

    My three panes of custom cut glass cost me 15 pesos.. About $1.20 or so US. I'll be back to have some pictures framed.

    The shop is located on Benito Juarez at the corner of Vicente Guerrero.
    Telephone 613-135-1633

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    Construction in Mexico

    by Agraichen Updated Dec 30, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Loreto has a great history that is changing with the times. Construction of tourist villas and hotels has finally arrived. The area of Nopolo, 9 KM south of Loreto was targeted by the Mexican tourism board Fonatur, 20+ years ago for the building of resorts. Fonatur put in roads and some infrastructure but the area never really "took off" the way Cabo San Lucas, Ixtapa, Cancun did.

    In the early 2000's Loreto Bay was "rediscovered" and construction of "village homes" and relatively low condo complexes (none more than 5-6 stories) began to appear.

    For people that are constructing in Loreto Bay (Nopolo) and can not be on site to supervise personally, I'd suggest doing what I did. Hire The Construction Coach. TCC has experienced construction engineers that are in Loreto full time and have programs in place to monitor and report on the construction progress.

    They perform excellent monitoring of your property and send not only a written report but photos as well to back up their findings.

    Fondest memory: Snorkeling in clear water to see the amazing diverse marine life that is within 20 feet of the beach. Move out to 100 yards and it just gets better.

    Off shore near the islands in Loreto Bay and you get treated to sea lions, whales (in season) and even Whale Sharks. A fantastic voyage.

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    The Customs House

    by Agraichen Written Apr 30, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Located on a small side street next to the university gym, is a small house that his half hidden by a fence. It is the customs location in Loreto and if you are trying to get an FM3 visa, you will become familiar with this location.

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