Loreto

Loreto, in Baja California Sur, Mexico, is a tranquil coastal town known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and the stunning Loreto Bay National Marine Park.

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LORETO QUICK INFO

  • πŸ‡²πŸ‡½Β State:Β Baja California Sur
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨ Visitors per year: 54,000
  • ⏰ Timezone:Β Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7)
  • ✈️ Airport:Β Loreto International Airport (LTO)
  • πŸ’² Currency: Mexican peso (MXN)
  • ✈️ Cheap flights: Kiwi.com
  • πŸ• Average Trip Length: 3-5 days
  • πŸ›ƒ Visa: 180 days
  • πŸš‘ Travel Insurance: Ekta
  • πŸ“² Best Sim Card: Telcel
  • πŸ”ŒΒ  Power plug: Type A (US, Canada)
  • 🚰 Tap water: Not drinkable
  • πŸ’° Cashless: No, still uses cash
  • πŸ’΅ USD allowed? Yes

Loreto, situated on the eastern coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico, is a historic town that was founded in 1697 by Jesuit missionaries.

It served as the capital of the Californias (a region covering both Baja California and Alta California) during the missionary period.

The town is renowned for its well-preserved Mission Loreto, a pivotal site in the spread of Christianity on the Baja California Peninsula.

Its natural beauty is underscored by the Loreto Bay National Park, which encompasses an extensive marine area with islands, beaches, and a rich variety of marine life, making it a critical habitat for ecological conservation and a popular spot for eco-tourism.

Loreto stands out for its unique blend of natural beauty, historical significance, and cultural richness.

Nestled between the Sierra de la Giganta mountains and the Sea of Cortez, it offers stunning landscapes and a tranquil atmosphere.

  • Loreto, BCS
  • All-year-round destination
  • Rainy season: Jul-Oct
  • Whale season: Dec-Mar
  • Hottest Month: August
  • Coldest month: January

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