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Loreto Travel Guide: 162 reviews and 374 photos
Welcome to the historic village of Loreto, BCS located on the Sea of Cortez about 700 Mi south of the US Border. I came to review vacation property just south of the village and left a land "owner" and a gringo "sold" on the area.
This area is probably a bit similar to Cabo 30+ years ago with ONE major change. Although tourists are desired, the high-rise-mentality is not part of the developement; rather "low rise" walkable neighborhoods are being created. The theme is "sustainability" with regeneration ecosystems being created.
Just think, only 100-200 meters from the Sea of Cortez and you too can experience this paradise.
Once you arrive at Loreto Bay about 9 KM south of Loreto, you are captivated by the scenery, the air quality (I slept better than ever) and you are additionally captivated by the potential for the area; this is the early stages of a tourist destination but it will not have the high-rise hype nor hopefully the traffic. Just a great beach and freindly people to relax with.
Yes there is real estate potential and there will be sales pitches but nothing is "high pressure." You look at the offerings and buy or you just kick back and enjoy the warmth, most of the year and some of the most diverse marine life on the planet.
Travel...well, it's not as adventurisome as the picture denotes but be prepared to stand in line multiple times before boarding and expect another hand check even after the X-Ray check 30 feet prior.
You enter the flight check area after the call for boarding and before walking the tarmac to the plane. The process is very efficient however but there are not many customs people to process the passengers for the Alaska/Horizon turbo-props so be prepared to wait for entrance to the gate.
The NEW terminal has 3 terminals but only 1 is in use by Alaska and Aero Mexico for international flights and a second by a local carrier, Aereo Calafia and also Aereo Mexico for domestic flights. Surprisingly the Aereo Calafia flight to Tijuana (TIJ) is nearly always full.
- Pros:Weather, People
- Cons:Hmmm...gotta think about this one for a while...Ah, mosquitos 7 days after a hurricane.
- In a nutshell:I'm here a few months each year...
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