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.