What Makes Loreto Unique?
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 is located on the coast of the Sea of Cortés, about 220 miles north of the state capital, La Paz. Loreto is remarkable for the contrasts between its colonial heritage, the advance of modernization and the fact that it has managed to preserve the simple, friendly, cheerful atmosphere of small communities.
- The Sierra de la Giganta – is a mountain range of Baja California Sur state in northwestern Mexico. The range extends parallel to the coast of the Gulf of California, west of the town of Loreto. The Sierra de la Giganta is one of the landforms in the Peninsular Ranges, which extend 1500 km from Southern California to the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula.
- The Inn at Loreto Bay – is a perfect playground for both adults and children, with a protected bay and gentle beach
- for kayaking, snorkeling, SCUBA, hiking, or simply relaxing under a palapa. The resort’s heated pool invites year-round swimming and the gardens are ideal for celebrating all types of special events especially oceanfront weddings, family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries and more.
- Historical Monuments -there are seven buildings in Loreto that are considered “historical monuments” by the federal government, the most important is the Mission of our Lady of Loreto, which is the start of “the royal road” (“el camino real”), an historic corridor that ends in Sonoma USA and follows the ancient route of the Spanish missions.
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