Long known for sport fishing, Loreto, on Baja California Sur’s eastern coast, is poised to become one of Mexico’s next luxury destinations, perfect for a honeymoon escape and took the 8-th place on recent 41 Places to Go in 2011 from The New York Times.
Hike the scenic trails that lead to magnificent waterfalls. Run along the pristine, private beaches as the dolphins frolic in the water before you. Snorkel with the playful fish. Kayak past the blue whales on your way to a nearby island. At night, gaze at the brilliant stars amid low-level lighting, created just for that purpose.
Loreto also has longstanding attractions to tout. It recently started a public relations campaign, with help from the Mexico Tourism Board, to highlight its colonial architecture, deserted beaches and marine life. Founded in 1697 by Jesuit missionaries, Loreto is home to the historic Mission of Our Lady Loreto, one of the first “California” missions. The baroque Mission of San Javier can be found nearby in the Sierra de la Giganta Mountains.
It would seem that a place this spectacular would be a lengthy flight to a far-away place. But it is quite close. Loreto’s new international airport is just an hour’s flight from San Diego and has flights arriving daily from Arizona and Texas, and many cities in California.
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