Feeling like somewhere between an old and new world, Loreto is the perfect coastal town for adventure activities.
Cobblestone streets, shops selling pottery and a centuries-old mission make up most of the interior in town. But out into the blue water is a watersports haven, home to the magnificent Parque Nacional Bahía de Loreto. Here, the shoreline, ocean and stunning offshore islands are protected from pollution and uncontrolled deep sea fishing.
Along this spectacular section of coastline you can participate in magnificent Sea of Cortez kayaking, and explore the desert islands which pierce the tranquil waters. The towering volcanic peaks of the Sierra Giganta Mountains rise out of the sea to create your backdrop. Red-hued desert colors, azure blue water and magical land formations give this area great aesthetic and photographic appeal.
These waters also offer exceptional opportunities for viewing dolphins and sea lions in the wild. High-flying frigate birds, blue-footed boobies and squadrons of pelicans are to be seen among manta rays and brightly colored fish. The warm, crystalline waters also host a breathtaking array of tropical fish – offering some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the country.
However, of all the things to do in Loreto, Mexico nothing compares to local whale watching. Each winter endangered blue whales migrate here, looking for tasty crustaceans. Fin, Humpback and Sei whales frequent the area. And encountering the largest animal on earth is truly a once in a lifetime experience.