Loreto Bay Golf Resort
What did that little white ball ever do to you to deserve your beating it so much??
The David Duval designed golf course in Loreto Bay, 9 KM south of the town of Loreto used to be a wonderful course. Thanks to the former owner's neglect it is taking a bit of care to come back to it's once grand condition but by 2015 it should be there.
The course is well laid out and due to the sea level location quite walkable, though many choose to use carts. The one "elevated" tee (3 levels) is a bit of a hike but the view is worth the effort.
Equipment: Clubs, but you can rent them at the club house.
- Historical Travel
- Road Trip
Sea & Land Eco Tours
Sea & Land Eco Tours is relatively new to Loreto. Their web site www.toursloreto.com provides information on their various offerings but they include Whale Watching tours, SCUBA diving, Sport Fishing, Kayaking, land tours to San Javier, Tabor Canyon, City Tours, etc.
The owner Juve Orozco is not only a certified Baja tour operator, but also a PADI Instructor.
Equipment: Pretty much nothing unless you prefer to use your own equipment. They supply all you need.
Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Diving and Snorkeling
Dolphin Dive Center
SCUBA is one of the better activities in Loreto. The large marine park "preserve" in Loreto Bay has a wealth of sea life that must be experienced from "their" perspective, not from the surface.
There are a number of dive shops in Loreto, but Dolphin Dive Center seems to be one of the best. It is highly recommended by locals and tourists that have used their services and always seems to have people picking up or dropping off tanks.
Prices seem to be pretty good too. My daughter wanted to have some extra equipement to leave at our house in Loreto and found that a good pair of fins, plus "descent" mask, snorkel and booties, cost less than her "jet fins" back in the US.
Equipment: Wet suit is recommended even when the water is warm. Depending on your tolerance for cold, bring a skin or a light weight outfit.
Tanks can be rented most anywhere
I'd prefer to have personal regulator and BC but they too are available for rent.
Mask, snorkel, fins.
Booties are recommended as the bottom can be rocky in places.
- Water Sports
The Sea of Cortez has some incredible dive sites. Loreto Bay is one of the best according to those that have had the opportunity to dive in the warm waters (summmer time 80 F)
Equipment: Bring your own or rent from the shop
- Road Trip
Baja Big Fish
Sport fishing is one of the major attractions in the Sea of Cortez. Most of the companies that go for the large fish are "catch and release" which helps ensure you have a great time, time after time and the fish enjoy an "afterlife."
Equipment: Bring your own gear or take advantage of travelling light and use the full service of the company you use.
Panga charters range from $240 - $300 depending on the size of the panga. Rod rentals are $10.00 per day. Fishing licenses: $15 1-day; $30 1-week; $41 1 Month; $52 1 year.
Boxed lunches are $9 or $10 with a litre of water. Addional water $1.00 per litre. Beer $2.00 per can.
- Road Trip
Arturo's Sport Fishing
Sport fishing is on of the largest 'tourist" activities in the the Baja. Catch and release is the mantra of most fleets. Arturo's handles not only sport fishing but diving, whale watching and kayaking.
Equipment: bring your own or rent the equipment from Arturo.
- Road Trip
- Sailing and Boating
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