If you’ve been dreaming all winter about escaping to a tropical island, Coronado Island in Loreto Mexico will make your dreams a reality. Gently sloping out of the turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez, Coronado Island is covered in cacti, palms, and soft sands. It’s home to a variety of marine mammals and tropical birds, and for those traveling to Loreto Baja California, Coronado Island is the perfect day trip. A day on the island is filled with bird watching, picnicing on the beach, and snorkeling among tropical fish.
Off the coast of Baja California in the Sea of Cortez, the Islands of Loreto have captured the imagination and interest of travelers from around the world, and of all the islands, Coronado is the biggest. Stretching four miles long, Coronado Island in Loreto Mexico is an inactive volcano, last active in the 1500’s. Today, the Islands of Loreto are a UNESCO World Heritage site, known collectively as the Loreto Bay Marine Park.
This idyllic spot is a haven for hundreds of marine creatures, many of which are endangered. When you set sail from Loreto Baja California, you’ll likely spot dolphins and even whales jumping out of the glassy smooth water. Snorkeling around the Islands of Loreto gives you the chance to see even more marine animals, like manta rays, turtles, and tropical fish. However, the stars of Coronado Island are the blue footed booby birds. Famed since Charles Darwin studied their habitat on the Galapagos Islands, these tropical birds nest on the rocky cliffs of the Islands of Loreto. Spotting this rare and iconic bird is one of the highlights of visiting the island.
Visiting Coronado Island is one of the most popular activities in Loreto Baja California, appealing to travelers who’ve been dreaming of laying out on an island beach, sailing across the sea, and snorkeling in sparkling waters. Taking a tour to the islands will fill your day with adventure and beauty. The boat ride to the islands from the top Loreto resort is about 30 minutes, taking you over the smooth turquoise surface of the Loreto Bay Marine Park. Along the way, you’ll be guided by local environmentalists whose insights about the land and ocean will give you a deeper appreciation for the beauty of Mexico. Once you’re there, you’ll be treated to a picnic on the beach as you enjoy all the island activities.
When you book a trip to the island, you’ll want to make sure to pack a bag or backpack with a few necessities to make your day comfortable. If you travel during the winter, the Loreto air can be chilly in the morning, especially when you’re sailing across the sea, so a light jacket will make the ride a little warmer. Since there’s only a few rustic palapas for shade on the island, you’ll also want to pack sunscreen and sunglasses to protect yourself from UV rays. On the beach, you’ll probably want your own towel for laying out and drying off after snorkeling, but perhaps the most important thing to bring is your camera. You’ll want pictures of your day on the island to look back on for years to come.
A day on Coronado Island in Loreto Mexico will make you feel a million miles away from all your worries. It’s home to rare and beautiful creatures, and spending a day here will put you in an island state of mind. On your next Loreto vacation, be sure to take time to visit Coronado Island.
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