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Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Bienvenidos (welcome!) to the Magic Town of Loreto, a place so special it was given a distinct title by the Mexican government. It is here where you will find century-old buildings covered in vibrant plant life, exotic flowers growing from between the cracks in the concrete near taco stands, and the mesmerizing Mission of Our Lady of Loreto- the oldest mission in the region, which dates as far back as 1697. It is also a destination where you’ll encounter hordes of sea life, the stunning Islands of Loreto, and unique experiences on both land and sea.  Ideal for those seeking relaxation, adventure, and everything in between, Loreto Baja California will steal your heart and leave you speechless.

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Where is Loreto Baja California located?

Loreto, Baja California Sur is situated on the eastern side of the Baja California Peninsula on Mexico’s western coast. It is a small town and one of the oldest settlements in the region. Due to its location, which hugs the Sea of Cortez and the Loreto Bay National Park, its rich history, and its laid-back vibe, visitors will find a plethora of exciting things to do and opportunities for relaxation on both land and sea. When you look at the Loreto Mexico map, you’ll see a picturesque terrain that includes the rolling hills of the Sierra de la Giganta mountains, the desert that blankets the coast, and the stunning Islands of Loreto that pepper the sea. 

Loreto Mexico Top Attractions

Loreto Mexico Top Attractions

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  • The Mission of Our Lady of Loreto: The oldest Jesuit mission in Baja California sits just a short walk from Hotel Santa Fe Loreto. It is considered the head of all the missions on the Baja California Peninsula.
  • The Mission of San Javier: The second Jesuit mission to be established in the region, dating back to 1699.
  • TPC Danzante Bay: Mexico’s only TPC golf course is located just 30 minutes from the town of Loreto Baja California. It is truly a sight to see and a course you’ll want to play over and over again.
  • The Islands of Loreto: The diverse Islands of Loreto provide incredible adventures for travelers of all ages. Book a tour and discover what each has to offer.
  • Loreto Bay National Marine Park: Once coined the “Aquarium of the World,” Loreto Bay Mexico is a treasure chest filled with exciting adventures and mesmerizing sights.
  • The Malecon in downtown Loreto: Just 15 minutes from Hotel Santa Fe Loreto is the Malecon where visitors will find a great place to walk, a stretch of beach with stunning views, and various shops for perusing. 

Loreto Mexico Beaches

Main Beach

Gracing the center of town and hugging the Malecon is the main beach of Loreto Bay Mexico. Its convenient location, near a number of coffee shops and cafes, makes it one of the most popular Loreto Mexico beaches among locals and visitors who like to spend the day playing in the water, watching fishermen as they set out in search of the catch of the day, and building sand castles along the coast.

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Coronado Beach

You’ll find this stunning white sand beach on Coronado Island, where those in search of a secluded place can relax throughout the day. In addition to incredible views, it is also a great place to swim. 

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Honeymoon Beach

Located on Danzante Island, this is one of the smallest, yet most beautiful, of all the Loreto Mexico beaches.

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Ensenada Blanca

This is the beach where Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, one of Hotel Santa Fe’s sister resorts is located. It sits just a 30-minute drive south of Loreto and offers soft sands, gentle waves, and a romantic ambiance filled with striking views of Danzante Island. 

Juncalito Beach in Loreto
Juncalito Beach
One of the most popular Loreto Mexico beaches, Juncalito is located just 10 km south of the city. It has crystalline waters that contrast the diverse landscapes. It is a peaceful place and one of the most beautiful beaches around.
Agua Verde Beach in Loreto
Agua Verde Beach
Two hours south of Loreto Mexico visitors will find a picturesque beach that is great for those wishing to explore the region. It is beyond beautiful, and it is secluded, which means you’ll have a memorable time. Just remember to bring everything you might need because there isn’t much nearby if you run out of water or need a snack.

Loreto Mexico Weather

The beauty of this Magic Town wouldn’t be quite as impressive if it weren’t for the magnificent Loreto Mexico weather that blankets the destination each day. In the summer months, visitors can expect to find higher temperatures, with lows in the 80s and highs nearing 100°F. In the winter, temperatures near the Islands of Loreto cool off, staying between the mid 60s and 85°F. Throughout the majority of the year, blue skies and sunshine prevail with only a small amount of rain showering Loreto Baja California Sur during the late summer months.

Loreto Time Zone

Loreto Baja California Sur is located in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (GMT -7), the same as the city of Edmonton in Canada’s Alberta Province and the Denver, Colorado in the United States.

Things to Do in Loreto, Mexico

From Baja California beaches to mountain hikes, there are an incredible amount of things to do in Loreto Mexico.


For those who like to golf, the Magic Town of Loreto Mexico is the perfect destination. Just 30 minutes from Hotel Santa Fe Loreto

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ATV Rentals

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