Situated on the eastern coastline of the Baja Peninsula, Loreto is a destination like no other. Approximately 317 miles away from Cabo San Lucas, is an enchanting colonial town boasting a fascinating history. One of the oldest settlements in Baja, Loreto is home to the beautiful 300-year old Mission of our Lady of Loreto which has the nickname as the “Mother of All Missions” in Baja. The ancient indigenous history of the region is evident in numerous cave paintings, viewable by guided tours.
Aside from the lovely historic architecture, the spectacular natural beauty of Loreto is its main draw. With islands offshore in the Sea of Cortez, the pristine and brilliantly aquamarine waters, rich sea life and a mountainous desert backdrop of the Sierra de la Giganta, Loreto is the perfect destination for lovers of eco-travel looking to get out and explore. Kayak along tranquil coves, head out to one of the islands, go fishing or diving. The incredibly rich waters of the Sea of Cortez were dubbed the “World’s Aquarium” by Jacques Cousteau.
Once a quiet and remote outpost, Loreto is expanding as a destination, with new eco-minded resorts and services popping up. In Loreto, visitors can enjoy golf and dining. A local specialty is “chocolate clams,” gathered fresh from the local waters and served at many local eateries. Loreto also has its own international airport.
Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto
Overlooking a beautiful stretch of beach, the Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto is an excellent choice for an unforgettable vacation getaway. Guests will enjoy excellent service, gorgeous views of the Sea of Cortez, comfortable accommodations, a full-service spa and excellent dining at this breathtaking resort. More…