Discover Loreto! Loreto is considered a “fishing village” so much of the town evolves around the fishing. Fishing and snorkeling tours can be arranged through different agencies. Whale watching tours are also available. There is also an 18-hole golf course; 72 par, 6,800 yards which proves to be very challenging. Our local University offers different excursions throughout the year to explore cave paintings, ranchos and missions in the area.
Restaurants are in abundance in Loreto. From the “street taco” stands to elegant dining, anyone can find the cuisine they fancy. Traditional Mexican food is common but also American, Asian and Italian dishes are featured on many menus.
There are a few “discos” in town and mostly frequented by the young at heart. Currently, Loreto does not have a movie theater but a local restaurant does offer selected movies and documentaries on occasion.
Taxis are plentiful in Loreto or you can rent a vehicle while here. Cars and jeeps can be obtained from the local car rental agencies. If you prefer to drive the Baja, it takes about 11-12 hours from the border. You must purchase special car insurance if you wish to drive. Loreto is a fairly small town, therefore walking is always an option.
Connections to Loreto can be made via Calgary, Los Angeles and Tijuana. Currently, the airlines are West Jet and Alaska Air out of Los Angeles and Aero Calafia out of Tijuana. The airport is less than five miles from the city. Taxis are waiting to transport passengers for a small fee.
Security is not a problem. Crime is very low in Loreto and there is a very visible and active police force.
Bancomer and Azteca are the only banks in Loreto. They are located in the heart of downtown by the square. You can exchange Traveler’s Checks for the Mexican Peso inside the banks or use your ATM card which is very convenient.