Loreto was the first capital of Baja from 1697 to 1829. Then a hurricane destroyed the city and the capital was moved to La Paz.
Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico has been a world-class sport fishing destination since the mid 1960’s, and anglers from all over the world come for the Dorado, Pacific Sailfish, Marlin, and Yellowtail. Whale watching has become increasingly popular and we see a high concentration of Blue Whales during winter and spring months. Other whales in the area are Humpback, California Grey, Fin, Minke, Sperm, and Orca. Loreto is headquarters as well for other once-in-a-lifetime eco-tourist adventures, including horse- and mule-packing trips, local and long-range kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, hiking, bird watching, and exploring our abundant natural wonders on both land and sea.
Downtown area has good shopping for crafts, silver, pottery, internet and Coffee cafes, spa services , taco stands, smoothies, and even several ice cream parlors!
All an easy walk from the casitas.
| Loreto, the first capital of the Californias, has a rich historical tradition that has created a regional culture and society as well as a level of political engagement that is unusual in Baja California Sur and Mexico. This accounts for the strong sense of community and high levels of satisfaction with quality of life of Loreto residents. Loreto is also situated in an incredibly rich environment with great diversity of ecosystems, plants, and animals - both marine and terrestrial. |
Out of all the news coverage about violence in Mexico, very little of it bothering to note that Mexico is a huge country with thirty-some states and that:
a) almost all of that violence is narco-related and
b) you can count the number of tourists affected on one hand.
Officially,111 U.S. citizens were killed in Mexico last year, a third in just two cities. Almost all of them were involved in illicit vocations, usually the trafficking of guns, drugs, or people across the border.This is 111 out of close to 8 million visitors, with nearly 1 million of those being part- or full time residents choosing Mexico over the U.S. or Canada. Meanwhile, according to the FBI, "An estimated 15,241 persons were murdered nationwide in 2009"in the United States of America.
You know who else had 111 murders in one year recently? Boston, Las Vegas and Orlando. Are any tourists scared of going to this places? Meanwhile, almost 1,000 U.S. citizens died in Puerto Rico. Nobody running the news desks cares about Puerto Rico or has an incentive to make people scared of Purto Ricans (by nature, they can't be "illegal immigrants"), so this isn't widely reported.