If you are reading this, you are probably interested in vacationing in the Baja California area of Mexico. If so, then you may want to experience a real get-away by vacationing at the Islands of Loreto in Baja California, Mexico. Americans and Canadians frequent this spot for its diversity of activities, and you are sure to make it one of your premium vacation spots once you have visited. Just take a look at some of the awesome activities that await you!
The Sea of Cortez is a hot spot for clear water beaches and abundant marine life. This makes the Sea of Cortez a top choice for fishing tours. The surrounding waters carry a diverse breed of fish (including tuna, dorado, and billfish). Many hours can be spent doing this adventure; so make fishing a top choice of events to do while having your best day out on the Islands of Loreto you won’t want to miss.
Jesuit Mission and Museum
The 400 year old MisiÃ³n Nuestra SeÃ±ora de Loreto is a colonial mission that represents Loreto’s finest architecture. The adjacent Mission Museum is opened to tourists 6 days a week (and closed on Mondays) and contains many religious artifacts worth exploring.
Parque Marino Nacional BahÃa de Loreto
The Loreto Marine Park is a protected site that is a lovely bonus to your Loreto adventure. While touring the waters along the coast of the Islands of Loreto, you will observe a variety of marine creatures and flora.
Another protected site (UNESCO) is the Loreto cave that houses paintings created over 1500 years ago. These paintings with their primitive inscriptions are said to be more defined and more descriptive than the inscriptions found in the European caves of Altamira and Lascaux.
Non-Motorized Water Sports
All the non-motorized water sports are a good way to appreciate the natural surroundings of Loreto. Snorkeling, paddle-boarding, diving, and kayaking are just a few of the water activities that will help you explore the tropical nature of the Islands of Loreto. You also get a chance to see some nice caves and marine life while on your water journeys. If you travel during the winter season, you can even get a chance to do some whale watching for your best day out on the Islands of Loreto!
Escaping to various islands making up the Islands of Loreto is an added treat to your vacation. Travel north of Loreto to Bahia de ConcepciÃ³n (Conception Bay) and explore the many beaches there. Two of the more popular beaches are Playa La Perla and Playa Coyotes. You can also kayak or travel by small boat 2.5 miles away from Loreto and enjoy Isla Danzante.