For anyone that builds a home in Loreto, be mindful of the methods used to pay certain bills. Water, electric and property tax bills are not just mailed to you. The water and electric bills can actually be just tacked to your front door. The property tax bill is available a the municipality city hall in Loreto. Each January you go to the municipality, get the costs an pay your bill.
When walking into the waters of Loreto Bay, shuffle your feet, don't step. The water is full of very small (8 inches across) Sting Rays. While cute, they are not as friendly as the larger ones that frequent Sting Ray City in the Carribean (pictured below). They are not as harmful as the larger versions, but they still pack a painful sting. Think about sticking a small pin into your leg. While not debilitating, the sting will be painful for a bit. I carry a small vile of white vinegar to apply as a home remedy until medical attention can be found.
Like clockwork, 7 days following heavy rain (AKA hurricanes) the mosquitos begin to arrive. They are small but carry a very large bite. Make certain you lather on repellant if you go outside at night and even during the day watch your self.
Denegue fever has been one of the warnings this year.
The road to San Javier starts with a new section of pavement. For the first mile you are under a false sense of relief. Then reality sets in and for the next 30 KM you are on gut wrenching, kidney jolting, shock (auto) breaking, gravel, rock, and dirt road to reach you destination.
While the trip is worth it from a picturesque and historical perspective, you must be prepared for the trip. It is long (well only 1.5-2 hr) and there are NO convenience stops along the way.
So, travel prepared. It is worth the trip.