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Loreto (or Conchó) was the first Spanish settlement on the Baja California Peninsula. It served as the capital of Las Californias from 1697 to 1777, and is the current seat of the municipality of Loreto in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. The city of 10,283 people (2005 census) is located on the coast of the Sea of Cortés, about 350 km (220 miles) north of the state capital, La Paz.
The town was founded in 1697 by Jesuit missionaries. The Misión Nuestra Señora de Loreto was founded in the town in 1752. The town served as the capital of the province of Las Californias from its founding until the capital was moved to Monterey on February 3, 1777. The town then became the headquarters for the Lieutenant Governor of California Viejo (later the province of Baja California).
The city is now a tourist resort, catering mostly to U.S. travelers, with daily flights from the U.S. state of California arriving at Loreto International Airport. Many of the American Tourists enjoy fishing in “pangas” for “dorado” (Mahi-mahi or Dolphin Fish). Local restaurants will even prepare the daily catch of the tourists. Loreto has an excellent museum alongside the historic, but still active, parish. The Spanish Fathers found a steady spring of fresh water on this site. The city has an active sister city relationship with Hermosa Beach and Cerritos, California, USA.
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What makes Loreto Unique?
There are several beaches in the Loreto area: Nopoló, Juncalito, Ensenada Blanca, Agua Verde and San Bruno (to the North of town).
Diving – Thanks to the good visibility, the warm water (that makes wetsuit not necessary most of the year) and the gulf biodiversity, Loreto offers world class snorkelling and scuba diving.
Golfing – The Loreto Golf Course is located in Nopoló, 9 km south from the town. It’s a par 72 course with 18 holes and has two artificial lakes.
Tennis – The Loreto Tennis Center is also located in Nopoló. It has 8 professional courts and a stadium.
Camping – Loreto offers from full service campsites, as well as deserted beaches.
Kayaking. There are several companies that offer sea kayak tours.
Sailing – South of Loreto is Puerto Escondido (now renamed “Puerto Loreto” by the federal government). This port is the seat of the “Sea of Cortez Project” (formerly known as Nautical Ladder Plan), and is a safe natural harbor surrounded by hills, operated by two government agencies. The Hidden Port Yacht Club is based in this port, it’s an internationally recognized club that is also involved in philanthropic activities.
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