ACTIVITIES IN LORETO
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.
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.
Bahía Concepción and Mulegé
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.
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.
Loreto, is a jump-off point for kayaking in the Sea of Cortez. Coronado, Danzantes and del Carmen islands are a kayakers paradise.
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.
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.