Kayaking in the Sea of Cortez
Kayaking in the Sea of Cortez
Mision de Loreto est. 1697
Things to Do
Park at the mission and take a shopping...
Hmmm...gotta think about this one for a while...Ah, mosquitos 7 days after a hurricane.
In a nutshell
Sleepy Mexican fishing village that time forgot
2 Mundos Dive & Tours
The 2Mundos Diver & tours Beach Shop provides a little bit of everything. While Anna runs the Beach Shop, her dive master husband and friends provide tours of the area. They specialize in boat trips to the various Marine Park islands, diving, snorkeling, whale watching,...
Coco Cabanas Loreto
1 Review and 177 Opinions I had never looked this place up previously on my trips up and down the peninsula, because I didn't...
Petite Cava: Wine Cellar and Tapas
Unfortunately the economy has caught up and Petite Cava is closed.The French name belies the Spanish influenced tapas and Mexican and South American wine cellar. Located at the edge of the historic district of Loreto almost at the corner of Miguel Hidalgo and Fco Madero,...
McLulu's: McLulu's - A Great Taco "shack"
Unfortunately for the consumer, McLulu's has closed. She decided that it was time to retire.Like most "great" restaurant finds, the "hole in the wall" types tend to have the best food. McLulu'a is another wonderful local taco stand in Loreto. Located on the Salvatore, one of...
Pachamama: Great Argentinian beef
Alas, Pachamama is closed. The family has moved away from Loreto.Pachamama is located about a block from the Mission on a small side street. The menu is not extensive but the food is wonderful. It is not Mexican Cuisine, rather, Argentinian. It is named afer the "Godess that...
Bajaja Deli Bar & Grill: Bajaja great pulled pork
Unfortunately Bajaja has closed.The Loreto Bay development in Nopolo, BCS 9KM south of the 300+ year old town of Loreto was left with some developed and some undeveloped buildings when Citi Group walked away during the financial downturn of global ecconomies.Still many...
El Cardon Cantina: Craft Beer on Tap
Kieran & Norma Raftery, owners of the 1697 Restaurant in Loreto have opened a Cantina in Loreto Bay. Located in the Founders neighborhood they have a wonderful menu enhanced by a daily special.
I'm particularly fond of the soft chicken tacos but everthing I've tried is...
LORETO ISLAS: Perfect Location, FANTASTIC Food & ART Gallery
Decorated in brightly-coloured Mexican style, this restaurant is right on the Malecon, which affords a lovely view to the Sea of Cortes' a few yards away! As they are connected to the PALMAROJA GALLERY, they have rotating local pieces of art. Their website says, "We believe...
Wine Bar @ Nopolo: Great Wine Bar
Loreto Bay in Nopolo has the perfect place to relax and have an afternoon/evening cocktail. The Wine Bar @ Nopolo provides a friendly atmosphere, multiple TVs with sports and news and an excellent wine (and bar) selection to go with their freshly made munchies.The hosts of...
El Rodeo: Night life
We got "raked" at this night club.. Be aware, even though they seem friendly, they are taking it to you!! within half hour we thought we must have bought the same dancers 10 drinks to our 2.. We finally figured it that the girls ordered beer from a dark bottle,, Never...
Getting around without a city bus...
Loreto is such a sleepy little place, it has yet to institute any bus transportation or municipal transportation at all. Unlike the tourist meccas like Cabo, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta, Loreto has not caught up with the times. However, this is the appeal of Loreto too. It...
Nopolo Fresh: Concierge Fresh Vegetables
Ulysses and his wife Jovina have run a small "fresh food" in Nopolo and have now expanded to a larger store in Loreto.
Fresh fruit, vegatables and meats.Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org to order on M, W, F and get groceries delivered to you on T, T, S.
Raygoza: The Green Market
Hidden deep in the "neighborhoods" of Loreto, Raygoza is a hidden gem. Thus far, it is the ONLY grocery store with a refrigerated WALK-IN produce section.Like many of the neighborhood grocery stores, this one is small and tighly packed with three shelves and five isles that...
Bienesa: Incredible stickey buns...
Alas, the ecconmy was not kind to this bakery. It has closed it's doors. Sticky buns can however be found at El Cafe Lolita on Salvatierra if you get their early in the morning.On the main street leading to the historic district, almost arcross from the local Super Mecardo,...
El Gavilan: Bulk Spices
El Gavilan is a small family owned spice store. They have a number of stores in Mexico. You can get most any spice you could want in bulk quantities. The proprietor, Gabriel Vazquez speaks perfect english and is quite happy to provide you with a sample and answer any...
Federal Check Point
The Federal check points along the highway can be intimidating to even the most seasoned traveler, but as long as you're honest and not trying to break any laws you normally just get waved through on a southbound journey.
There are 5-6 check points between the border and Loreto. The only one that I've actually been stopped at for a car search is the last one between Mulehe and Loreto.
Unique Suggestions: Northbound on the other hand, typically requires 5-20 minutes of standing in the sun while the Feds conduct a real "inspection" of your car.
if you're using a rental, make certain you have checked it before driving any long distances where a checkpoint might be encountered. There is normally one about 30 minutes north of Loreto traveling toward Mulehe and they most always will inspect.
Fun Alternatives: Don't drive or use a tour bus if you are timid. The roads are narrow, speeds are excessive of the "suggested" limit (more than double is not unheard of), and there is nothing even resembling a shoulder to the road. If you leave the pavement at speed, you will roll or take a dive off a cilff.
Updated Oct 25, 2010
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Baja Outpost is an Overlooked Gem!
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...
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...
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)
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Loreto Food and Wine Festival
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"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...
Explore Deeper into Loreto
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