Published on 15/02/2023
Juncalito Beach - One of the Most Popular Beaches in Loreto
If you can be sure of one thing, it is that the beaches in Loreto seem to come out of a postcard. The natural landscapes of the Baja region are nothing less than awe-inspiring. Every Loreto beach and its surroundings stand out for the captivating contrast created between the desert landscape, the Sea of Cortez, and the undulating Sierra de la Giganta mountains that blanket the region. Playa Juncalito is one of these captivating Loreto beaches.
Located 14.9 miles south of Loreto, this beach of Loreto promises to steal a few sighs and perhaps even your heart. Almost 2.8 miles long, Playa Juncalito is a protected national paradise. It is part of the Loreto Bay National Park (Parque Nacional Bahía de Loreto) and, therefore, shares with the rest of the natural reserve the incomparable views, the peaceful and crystalline waters, and the biodiversity that characterizes the region.
What is There to Do on Playa Juncalito?
Playa Juncalito is perfect for taking walks along the seashore; it offers an environment away from the hustle and bustle. Its calm waters make Playa Juncalito an excellent place for children and families, and to practice all kinds of water sports such as snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, and diving. Playa Juncalito is also well known as a spectacular camping site, offering unique opportunities for starry skies and dazzling sunrises.
A Standout Among the Beaches of Loreto
The calm beach and its shallow waters in combination with the silence of the desert and the prominence of the Sierra de la Giganta create an atmosphere that is unparalleled. And a sunset at Playa Juncalito simply has no comparison. You have to experience it first hand to understand it. At Playa Juncalito you can also observe whales between the months of December and April when they make their way to the waters of the Sea of Cortez; and throughout the year, this Loreto beach and its surroundings are common sighting sites for dolphins, sea lions, turtles, and manta rays.
How to Get to Playa Juncalito from Loreto
To get to Playa Juncalito from Loreto take the Transpeninsular Mexico Highway 1. This route is both safe and well paved, meaning it won’t be difficult to navigate and you won’t encounter undue stress along the way.
Experience the Bliss of Nature at Juncalito Beach
Let yourself be amazed by the natural beauty of this place. Playa Juncalito is a true earthly paradise, where the imposing simplicity of its landscape and the calm that is breathed here are its main attractions. There are few places in the world like this, where the hand of man has not yet impacted the surrounding landscape. While Loreto Mexico is still relatively little on the international tourist map, and Playa Juncalito is still an unknown place for many, it won’t be long before this stunning beach is stealing the hearts of the masses.
Photos credit: Guía Loreto BCS.