Loreto is the gateway to one of Mexico’s greatest treasures, the Loreto Bay National Marine Park (established Parque National Bahía de Loreto as an international preserve by the Mexican Government on July 19, 1996, and World Heritage Site in 2005).
Every spring, the Bay of the Loreto National Marine Park is one of the few places on earth where blue whales arrive annually.
The Park contains five unique islands: Danzante, Coronado, Carmen, Montserrat, and Santa Catalina, each with its own rocky formations and attractions. Although no fishing is allowed in the park, some of Mexico’s best diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, and paddleboarding are found here, along with glass bottom boats for those who prefer to remain dry.
Of course, other whales can be seen in these waters as well. Fin whales, the world’s second largest, are residents in the Gulf of California and humpbacks are very common. Pilot whales, bottlenose, and common dolphins are often seen in large pods.
California sea lions can be found at their breeding rookeries around the islands, and even Orcas are seen at times.
Also found in the Sea are manta rays, sea turtles, Humboldt squid, and birds of all sizes, shapes, and species.
Loreto’s rugged backcountry awaits the canyon hiker, exploring the desert by those who want to tour on guided ATV trips,
or opt for scenic horseback riding on the beaches. The sea cliffs, marine terraces, and submarine canyons also allow for great
exploring or test your skills at the two beautiful and seldom-crowded golf courses.
Whatever adventure you choose, you will find few places in the world that combine amazing fishing, stunning landscapes,
incredible biodiversity, authentic cuisine, and immersive culture that Loreto offers its visitors. It’s a must visit location in Baja!