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3 Reasons to Love Loreto, Baja California Sur, for Family Travels

by Aoife O'Riordan

Dec 23, 2022

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Loreto, a town on the eastern coast of Baja California Sur, offers family travelers a plethora of activities and experiences. Families looking to escape the cold this winter should look to Loreto for blue skies, warm weather and endless fun.


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Loreto on Land

This small town is considered safe, quiet and walkable, making it a perfect destination for family travelers. On land, explore the area by hiking and biking the nearby mountains and deserts. Local, trusted tour guides at Loreto Sea and Land Tours take travelers around the region to showcase Loreto’s beauty and history. In the center of town, discover the historic Loreto Mission, founded in 1697. A museum connects to the mission to allow visitors to learn more about the history of the building and how it continues today as a working church.

whale watching

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Loreto at Sea

Plan for a day of snorkeling and scuba diving in the calm waters of the Gulf of California. The tranquil sea makes it a great spot for kids to swim. Venturing into the waters allows travelers to explore local wildlife and marine life, including dolphins, whales and sea lions on guided tours. Or, if you prefer to see the wildlife from above, hop on a kayak in the Bay of Loreto National Marine Park with tour operators like Vive Loreto Tours. ABT Sailing offers more upscale excursions around the bay in a luxurious catamaran.


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Loreto for Relaxing

After a busy day of activities, head into the town to rest and dine. Loreto boasts several charming, boutique hotels within walking distance of the main plaza, including Hotel La Mision and Hotel 1697. Both hotels offer family-friendly amenities and beautiful views of Loreto.


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