Loreto Off The Beaten Path

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  • Farmer's Market
    Farmer's Market
    by Agraichen
  • Farmer's Market
    Farmer's Market
    by Agraichen

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  • Baja Outpost is an Overlooked Gem!

    by sarinae Written Aug 4, 2012

    Baja Outpost is not on the typical search list for activities or accommodations in Loreto, but you must know that it is truly the unsung gem of Loreto!

    Located just off the Malecon (marina boardwalk), it is accessible to everything you need in Loreto. No car would be necessary once you arrive, about a $30 taxi fare from the airport. Now that Alaska Airlines flies in from LAX, it is easily accessible and affordable to get to. Baja Outpost should be your "refuge from civilization", as it is billed.

    10 beautifully appointed palapas await your arrival, each outfitted with a premium quality king sized mattress, air conditioning, electricity, table and chair, and 3/4 bathroom with all of the amenities you might need. This is not a beach hut as you might expect in some locations, when you stay here you will remember this trip for a lifetime!

    In addition to the memorable and unique accommodations, your affordable stay (currently less than $100 USD) includes a gourmet breakfast unlike anything you can find within 100 miles. The proprietor, Leon Fichman, goes out of his way to extend his friendly hospitality and kindness to you.

    Just when you think it couldn't possibly get better, Leon also is an expert tour guide, fully trained SCUBA expert, kayak guide, resident whale expert, and general resource for all activities you might want to do while you are away. If he cannot arrange it for you, he will point you in the right direction and provide necessary assistance.

    Whether the purpose of your trip is to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, explore the marine world, experience a whale up close, or find some new adventure, this is the place to start.

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    • National/State Park
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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    Sunday morning market

    by Agraichen Updated Dec 30, 2008

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    The "Farmer's Market" in Loreto is a must see event. Everything from fresh beef (some cut from the hanging cow), fruit and vegetables, to new and used sneaker, tools, etc.

    Normally the fruit and vegetables are much better than those you will find in the supermercado and the prices are usually much less.

    Located in an arroyo just south of town, this weekend event draws hundreds of people on Sunday (used to be Saturday but it changed days). The day of the market must be checked as it tends to move from Saturday to Sunday and back throughout the year. Even some of the local residents get confused.

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    Loreto Storage

    by Agraichen Written Oct 27, 2008

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    Many people come to Loreto with too much "stuff" or drive down but don't have a garage so ..they need STORAGE...

    In comes Loreto Storage, the brainchild of many, but executed by ron Bellerive and Wendy Wilchynski.

    Contact info ron@loretostorage.net phone number belowm

    Prices are relatively reasonable with outside car storage at $50/mo (pay for 10 get 2 free) and inside for cars $100/mo (same deal...$1000 US for a year).

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    Restaurant on the beach

    by Agraichen Written Apr 25, 2008

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    The description provided was.... go to the Malecon, turn left and go about 5 KM; don't worry about the road when it turns to dirt...

    HA...What a trip. Unfortunately we arrived too late to partake but next time...

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    A road less traveled - San Javier

    by Agraichen Written Sep 5, 2007

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    The road to San Javier is an adventure. Approximately 3 KM south of Loreto on Hwy 1 a right turn will start you on your journey. The first 3 KM are newly paved and quite smooth. Then, the fun begins.... the remaining 30 or so KM are a 15-20 KM/Hr ride unless you are driving a truck with descent suspention.

    My first choice of transport would be a Bell Ranger; next a Nato equiped HummVee; then a US equiped H2 and last on the list, and not recommended, would be a rental car (ok guess which I had to endure).

    The drive, while difficult for the novice in an ill equiped vehicle, was incredibly beautiful. The arrival was equally incredible. This site is considered the best origianlly preserved ediface in the CA Misssion trail.

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    • Family Travel
    • Road Trip

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