HOW TO GET TO LORETO?
Loreto is located north of the Baja California Peninsula, at a distance of 360 km from La Paz. The easiest way to get here is by plane, take a flight to La Paz and then arrive by land to Loreto, the drive lasts approximately 4 hours.
A TOWN FILLED WITH HISTORY
Loreto was a difficult territory to explore for Hernan Cortes, who was never able to found a colony due to the geographical location and hostile behavior of the natives.
This changed until 1697. A Jesuit mission was established to evangelize the ethnic groups of the region of Baja California Sur, and the place to carry it out was Loreto. Thanks to the success of the mission, it was possible to continue with the evangelization of the rest of Baja California Sur.
OUR LADY OF LORETO
One of the most important tourist spots and also an icon of the Jesuit missions that took place in these territories is Our Lady of Loreto. It was the first architectural settlement in the Baja California peninsula.
If you love eco-tourism experiences this is the right place for you. Coronado Island is the closest island to the magical town of Loreto, located approximately 8 miles away. Here you can sunbathe and relax on the beautiful crystal clear beaches of the island. This is a destination you can’t miss.
CANIPOLE CAVE PAINTINGS
The nomads who lived in the area of Baja California Sur, managed to leave a legacy on the rocks through their striking paintings. Discover these archaeological treasures just 52 miles from Loreto.
SAN JAVIER MISSION
The San Javier Mission represents the great evangelization that existed in Baja California Sur by the Spanish missionaries and was the second to be built after beginning the evangelization. It’s one of the few missions that remains intact and it’s definitely worth the visit.