Loreto is located 356 km north of the state capital, La Paz, BCS With an incomparable landscape Loreto is adorned by the Sierra La Giganta, reflecting its beauty in the Sea of Cortez and the 5 Islands that are located in the National Park Bay of Loreto. Loreto is bordered to the north by the Municipality of Mulegé and to the south by the Municipality of Comondú, of which Loreto was part until 1993 when Loreto became a Municipality.
Loreto is the Historical Capital of Upper and Baja California, before being colonized, Loreto was inhabited for seasons by the Waicuras and Cochimíes Indians until the foundation of “The Mission Our Lady of Loreto” in the year 1697 by the Jesuit Missionary, the Father Juan María de Salvatierra,
The city of Loreto is the municipal seat, Nopoló and Loreto Bay are part of the residential and tourist area of the Loreto community; San Javier, San Juan Londó, Liguí, Ensenada Blanca, Agua Verde, Paso Santa Cruz, El Peloteado, Tembabichi, San Nicolás among other small ranches, are the rural communities of Loreto, which keep attractive beauties in their landscapes, in their culture but above all in their traditions.
Loreto’s weather is usually humid and hot, with some rainfall in the summers. From June to October, the climate of Loreto remains hot. The autumns and winters are windy. Most tourism occurs during the summer season. Loreto, Mexico is best known for being a clean seaside town where violent crime is simply not a factor. City workers sweep the streets and beaches, and people generally feel safe, free to walk alone at night. Loreto, Mexico doesn’t have the same scene as Cabo San Lucas. It isn’t along the cruise ship circuit, overloaded with tourists or college students on spring break. However is a close community of amazing activities and dining experiences and authentic Mexican food.