Loreto & Travel
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Loreto has an International Airport located just minutes from all resorts. The airport has all major rental car agencies, as well as Shuttle Services and Taxis.
VOLARIS AIR oﬀers nonstop ﬂights from Tijuana to Loreto several times a week starting as low as $75 US one way. www.volaris.com
AEREO CALAFIA has non stop flights from Tijuana to Loreto regularly scheduled each week at very reasonable rates. www.aereocalafia.com.mx
From San Diego just go to CROSS EXPRESS BORDER (CXB) and pay $16 US to cross the secure walkway to Mexico. This is a 10-minute walk and you will be inside Tijuana Airport. There is a Duty-Free Shop after you clear immigration and before the walkway that is very good. Once you are in the Airport, check in for your ﬂight. There are even Check Ins and Bag Drop counters on the San Diego side. After Security, there are restaurants and Starbucks. You can easily cross back into the USA on the return the same way.
ALASKA AIRLINES has regularly scheduled service nonstop from Los Angeles several times a week.
Toll Free: 1-800-252-7522
AMERICAN AIRLINES travels to Loreto from Dallas and Phoenix non-stop several times a week.
Toll Free: 1-800-433-7300
WESTJET AIRLINES has regularly scheduled nonstop ﬂights from Calgary, Canada to Loreto during the season. Their fares are very competitive and they had excellent Add-On prices from all major destinations within Canada.
Toll Free: 1-888-937-8538 (1-888-WESTJET)
GASTROTECA AZUL is Loreto’s premier ﬁne dining restaurant owned by Mario and Juliann Lopez from California. They seek out the highest standard of meats and vegetables in the area to prepare gourmet entrees and desserts not commonly found in Loreto. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 5 pm to 10 pm. Reservations Recommended. Closed Sunday and Mondays.
LA SIRENA BAJA CAFE is located at FN301 and the perfect place to start each morning with a great cup of specialty coﬀee and home baked pastries. Paola and her team oﬀer a wide variety of teas, fresh juices, and delicious waﬄes with an assortment of toppings for every craving. Sandwiches, salads, and daily specials. Open from 8 am to 3:30 pm Monday to Friday, and Saturday 8 am to 1 pm. Closed Sundays.
LORETO BAJA GOLF RESORT formerly the Inn at Loreto Bay. They have breakfast, lunch and dinner menus with varied selections of Mexican and American entrées in their Guaycura indoor restaurant. Please see their Front Desk for Golf and/or Tennis information and bookings. All are welcome to use the Hotel amenities, including beach with purchase of food or beverages.
NOPOLO WINE CELLAR is located in unit FN469. Will and Cynthia have created this warm and friendly gathering place to hang out and meet new friends. They have satellite channels with 4 TVs to enjoy all your favorite sports, board games for the whole family, as well as a delicious small plates menu to have a meal or share. The Wine Cellar has a wide selection of reasonably priced wines that you can buy and take to friends or enjoy at home. They also have a full bar as well as serve beer and margaritas in plastic cups to take to the community pool. They are open daily from 4 pm to 10 pm, with extended hours on weekends depending upon the season. Closed Tuesdays.
PEDRO’S RESTAURANT A trip to Loreto is never complete without a visit to Pedro’s and his friendly and welcoming hospitality. A wide selection of meals, happy hour, and often music and entertainment. Located in Aqua Viva and easy to ﬁnd!
Aqua Viva Center is located between Founders Neighborhood and Aqua Viva areas, and during the season they have several take out and fast-food places such as Loreto Nector, Pan Que Pan Bakery and Pizzas, and other pop-up restaurants. Check it out!
AGNES BOUTIQUE is a wonderful shop in unit FN163 near La Sirena Baja Cafe. Come and visit Agnes & Sergio in Loreto Bay oﬀering casual ladies clothing, gift wares for your home and souvenirs. Beautiful assortment of jewelry, all reasonably priced. They also oﬀer full spa services with luxurious massages, facials, silk painting classes. Open 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday. Saturdays 9 am to 2 pm.
LA CHOLLA GENERAL STORE is located in unit FN345 in the center of Founders Neighborhood. They are open every day and have a good selection of food and beverages, including beer & wine, for your short stay. They will bring in requested items with notice. Friendly, clean store that is well stocked and reasonably priced.
LORETO BAY COMMUNITY CENTER is located in unit FN306. This center is free for all owners and guests and a relaxing place for social activities. The library has free wireless, used books to borrow, couches, tables for playing cards and regularly scheduled activities. Regular AA Meetings, Yoga, Bridge, and Ma Jong groups. Drop by from 9 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday and 9 am to noon on Saturdays.
LORETO BAY REMEXICO REAL ESTATE OFFICE can be found in Las Posadas buildings. Do you LOVE Loreto as much as we do? Are you curious about the resale market? Drop by our friendly oﬃces and speak to Nellie Hutchison or Hilda Corona about the current market conditions, take tours with your visitors and hopeful new neighbors and see the great deals available. Hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5 pm and Saturdays from 9:30 to 1 pm, or with appointment. Email: Hilda@REMLoretoHomes.com or Nellie@Bajaboss.com
NORMA’S SALON is located with their second location at FN345 in Loreto Bay. Norma has 30 years’ experience in the business and along with her daughters, they are the BEST for hair cuts and color. Other services oﬀered are massage, pedicures, manicures, facials, makeup, eyebrow tinting and eyelash extensions. Unbelievably reasonable prices and great service!
GRAY WHALE WATCHING ON THE PACIFIC COAST
From January to March each year, these magnificent mammals travel to Baja Sur Paciﬁc Coast to give birth. Come see these newborn baby Gray Whales and their proud mothers even let you get up close and personal. It is not uncommon to be able to reach out and touch these gigantic creatures as they come next to the boat to say hello. This is like no other whale watching experience you will ever have and exciting for all ages. The trip is approximately 7 hours and includes 2 hours on the water with the Whales, transportation in clean comfortable vans, and a delicious lunch of fresh lobster and fresh seafood. Prices range from $100 to $160 per person, depending upon the number of passengers and tour. This trip is an absolute MUST for those seeking a diﬀerent experience with nature.
CORANDO ISLAND TOUR
Don’t miss this Panga boat tour for 2 to 6 people
See the Sea Lions, incredible diversity of the area, and picnic on white sand beaches. Take your time snorkeling or ﬁnding dolphins or whales (4 hours) - Approximately $140.00 USD per boat.
Enjoy the Loreto Baja Golf Course with reasonable weekly and monthly rates. Club Rentals available and easy Tee times. Contact the Loreto Bay Hotel for more information.
For Serious Golfers, playing the Danzante Bay Rees Jones Golf Course is a new World Class 18 hole course. Fees start at $219 US per round and include cart; and rentals available. For more information contact the Villa Del Palmar Resort.
SCUBA LESSONS AND CERTIFICATE
Get certified in just a few days and be diving with the sea lions!
Perfect for all ages! Pofessional instructors start lessons in the pool until everyone is comfortable; then it’s an easy next step to the waters just oﬀ the INN at Loreto Bay. Diving trips to Corando, Honeymoon Bay, and other local favorites are just a call away. For more information contact:
Private Drivers and/or Taxis
We have friendly professional drivers and can take you to San Javier, Mulege, or just escort you around town as you wish.
There is lots of historical information and a great way to learn about the town, as well as many scenic breathtaking spots not to be missed.
Sample Downtown tour will pick you up at Loreto Bay, walking tour of Mision Church, Tourist Shopping areas, waterfront boardwalk, and grocery shopping for all your needs. Prices range from $50 USD per taxi for up to 6 people for this excursion.
Catch the big ﬁsh while enjoying the natural beauty of being on the water. For 2 or 3 people with local Mexican Captain in Super Panga boat (6 hours) - $350 and up. Includes ﬁshing licenses, marine park permits, rods & reel, drinks and snacks.
Sport ﬁshing is one of the most popular activities in Loreto. A wide variety of marine species are available to catch most of the year. Thanks to an increasing demand, this sport is also a main support of the local economy. Local businesses oﬀer the tourists diﬀerent options, from aﬀordable rental of boats and pangas to luxurious yachts and cruisers. They oﬀer ﬁshing trips, sightseeing, kayaking, and diving with complete and comfortable conveniences.
The exotic nature of the marine species you can catch from Loreto beaches are the main motive for thousands of tourists coming every year to this destination. One of the most wanted species is the beautiful Dorado, followed by Blue Marlin and the Swordﬁsh, which demands experience and endurance for catching. We also have many other species which are very fun to catch, such as Tuna, Cabrilla, Wahoo, Jurel, Pargo, Sierra, Mero, Pezgallo, Grouper and others.
There are rules inside the Marine Park of Loreto that govern sport ﬁshing. We ask you to choose service lenders that are well trained as they will provide you with all the current information, such as permits, licenses, etc. Your only concern will be to have fun! You don’t need to have a lot of experience to enjoy being on the water. The small species oﬀer great fun for amateurs that just want to ﬁsh for relaxation and enjoyment.
|High Season||Medium Season|
|Dorado||June, July, August, September, October||May, November, December|
|Marlin||June, July, August||May, September|
|Roosterfish||January, February, December||March, April, October, November|
|Sailfish||June, July, August, September||May|
|Yellowtail||January, February, March, April||May, November, December|
|Yellowfin Tuna||August, September, October||July, November|
Making a simple telephone call has a complex range of possibilities and questions. Where is the call originating from and being directed? Are you using a landline or a cell phone? Is the call local or long distance? Not all cell services work in Loreto and currently ATT / Cingular has the best service from the USA. Inquire with your service provider to include a Mexico rate plan to have your phone operate here without roaming charges. Alternatively, you can buy a Telcel cell phone for less than $50 USD and buy minutes whenever you come to town. Here is a quick guide to making calls to and from Loreto.
United States/Canada to Mexico
- To a landline: 011 + 52 + area code + number
- To a cell phone: 011 + 52 + 1 + area code + number (note the extra “1” is necessary)
Mexico to United States/Canada
- 001 + area code + number
- Landline to Landline:
Local calls: Area Code + number (sometimes you do not need the area code)
Long Distance calls: 01 + area code + number
- Landline to Cell Phone:
Local Calls: 044 + area code + number
Long Distance Calls: 045 + area code + number
- Cell Phone to Landline:
Local Calls: Try the area code + number first. Sometimes just the number will work.
Long distance in Mexico: 01 + area code + number
- Cell Phone to Cell Phone:
Local Calls: Area Code + Number
Long Distance Calls: Area code + number
- Toll free numbers do not work within Mexico. In order to call a toll free number while in Mexico, substitute these codes… some charges may apply.
For 800 – dial 880
For 888 – dial 881
For 877 – dial 882
For 866 – dial 883