4. Loreto, Mexico
This small Mexican town in the Baja California area used to be one of Jacques Cousteau’s playground. When you visit and enjoy the flora and fauna, you will see what I mean.
Loreto, Mexico is one of the closest cities to the U.S. in the Baja California area. It is right on the coast and as such gives you prime access to the water activities.
How To Get Here
Three airlines serve this area; Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles (LAX), Westjet from Calgary, AB Canada (YYC) and Aero Calafia from Tijuana (TIJ), Cabo San Lucas (CSL) and Guadalajara (GDL) all in Mexico. These flights are not daily so check the flight schedules for times. Aero Calafia does not share its schedules with external entities, so you have to go directly to their Web site to get the information.
Where To Stay
This is a very small town so there are limited places to stay. The largest of which is a resort named Villa del Palmar that’s located just outside of the city. I stayed here with their compliments when I visited.
There are some other places that are located within and around the city of Loreto itself:
- El Tiburon Casitas
- Le Mision Loreto
- Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa at Baja
==>>You can find a list of hotels from Trip Advisor here.
Where To Eat
If you are staying at The Villa del Palmar Loreto they have three onsite restaurants and offer a meal included option or you can purchase food items or bring your own and cook in your suite.
Otherwise, there are several restaurants in the town itself with excellent Mexican cuisine with a seafood flair since the town sits on the coast.
What To Do
Oh, there’s lots todo in this area:
- Dolphin Watching
- Paddle Boarding
- Seal Watching
- Swimming at the Beach
- Whale Watching
The Villa Del Palmar actually has its own night club
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>>You may also check Viator for additional things to do in the region.
==>> Information and Guide Books for the region from Lonely Planet.
Currency: Mexican Pesos (MXN)