Excursions

ISLA CORONADO

The pristine Isla Coronado is considered by many as the prettiest island in the Baja peninsula. The 8 km (5 miles) crossing takes about 20 minutes aboard a “panga”. Here you could admire the colonies of sea lions, dolphins and pelicans. Isla Coronado is an ideal site for snorkelling, swimming, or simply relaxing and sunbathing on the beach. Box lunch at the beach.



SAN JAVIER MISSION

The 35 km (22 miles) trek takes about two hours by car to climb into the heart of the Sierra La Giganta mountain, past cactus fields that eventually give way to shady date palms. Set high in a mountain valley beneath towering volcanic walls, the impressive mission is of a Moorish style that is dramatic in its simplicity; its stonework and ornamentation are considered outstanding.
The excursion includes transportation to San Javier, a visit to the mission and a box lunch.



BAHIA CONCEPCIÓN & MULEGÉ

Bahía Concepción is located just 77 km (48 miles) north of Loreto and is considered as one of the finest. The highway borders the bay, offering a fantastic scenic view of the mountain, with its deep escarpments, and of the desert, which alternate with white beaches like Requeson, Coyote and Santispac .

Mulege, a tropical oasis at the mouth of lovely Bahía Concepción has one Baja's only freshwater rivers. Date palms, citrus trees and other greenery surround this village. The town is located between two mountains, in a valley which is the origin of a stream that runs peacefully to its encounter with the Sea of Cortez. There is a mission dating back to 1705 and an abandoned colonial-era prison.



WHALE WATCHING (Magdalena Bay)

Baja is well known as a great place to whale watch. The Gray whale spends summers in the waters off of Alaska, and then heads 6,000 miles (almost 10,000 km) south to the warmer lagoons of Baja in January, February and March. Their main reason for heading south is to mate and give birth in the protected shallow lagoons in Baja. No other location on Earth offers such an experience. This excursion consists of the transportation from Loreto to Bahía Magdalena and back, a 3-hour tour by boat to see the whales, as well as a lunch in a restaurant.



BASIC DIVING TRIP

Sitting off of Loreto's coastline are five dramatic looking islands; Isla Carmen, Isla Danzante, Isla Coronado , Isla Monserrate and Isla Catalina, which are all part of the Loreto National Marine Park. This great 100-mile long stretch of sea that hugs Baja's peninsula in the Sea of Cortez, is refuge to a diversity of marine life and home to over 800 species of fish. It's not uncommon to jump into the open blue to snorkel with passing whales while on your way out to the dive site. The Sea of Cortez has long been known for its schools of dolphins, whale pods, sea turtles and sea lion harems, and of course, there is always the chance of meeting with the giant manta rays, hammerhead sharks and seasonal whale sharks. The diving spots depend on the weather, wishes of the group, dive master and captain criteria.



FISHING

If you're a fisherman, the Sea of Cortez is a dreamland. The sea has been compared to a tropical aquarium with some of the most diverse sea life in the world. Known for its dynamite summer dorado fishing, Loreto also offers excellent yellowtail, marlin, roosterfish, yellowfin tuna, cabrilla, grouper and sailfish. The excursion includes the use of the boat with all equipment and box lunch.



KAYAKING

Loreto, is a jump-off point for kayaking in the Sea of Cortez. Coronado, Danzantes and del Carmen islands are a kayakers paradise. Enjoy a few hours or take a day to explore the nearby beaches. 



GOLF

The Loreto’s golf course is an 18 hole golf course established in a semi-desert area, is surrounded by the impressive mountains of the Sierra Madre and the beautiful view of the Sea of Cortez.



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