While the Mexican government declared Loreto Mexico, one of five cities to be dedicated to tourism in the country, this charming community on the Baja Peninsula has remained unique. If you are looking to escape tourism and get back to a beautiful natural setting, then Loreto has many different things to do that you will want to linger a little bit longer.

Go Whale Watching

The Sea of Cortez is a wonderful place to go whale watching from January through March. Once you explore this sea that is also called the Gulf of California, it is incredibly easy to see why Jacques Cousteau declared it the Aquarium of the World. If you cannot sneak away during the cold winter months to watch the whales, there are many fish species that live here all year long. Feel free to jump into the water to play with the sea lions who love to call this area home. Kayaking, paddleboarding, scuba diving or snorkeling are all great ways to experience this paradise on earth.

Go on a Shopping Binge

There are many reasons that you will want to go shopping in Loreto. You will find little stalls filled with local handiwork to take home to all your friends who will be jealous that you are enjoying sunny days in this incredibly safe getaway. Silver and crafts made of seashells are especially popular items. If you are in town on Sunday mornings, then do not miss the farmers market as all the locals will be there doing their weekly shopping.

Go Mule Trekking

There are not many places in the world where you can be lying on a white sandy beach one day and exploring mountain trails by mule the next, but this is one of the things making a trip to Loreto so special. Ride these sure-footed animals along paths laid out by the region’s earliest settlers and see the rock art that they left behind. While you may spend hours trying to interpret the messages that they left behind, you will also get to visit in traditional Mexican adobes where you will meet families enjoying a traditional way of life.


There are many things that you will want to do in Loreto, Mexico. Start your adventure today by arranging to stay in one of our vacation rentals. Our property management company will be glad to help you arrange all the details.