Loreto Day Tours with Sea Kayak Adventures
Given that Baja California is as close to many people in the United States and Canada, and has great air travel connections, it’s amazing that more people don’t visit. Sure, plenty of people go to the beach resorts of Cabo, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan. But Mexico has so much to offer in terms of culture and nature. Baja, California is no exception, and the small town of Loreto that borders the warm waters of the Gulf of California is a dream destination. Set beneath the massive mountain range known as the Sierra la Giganta, and within close reach of a number of the islands of Bahía de Loreto National Park, it is an ideal place for vacation.
Sea Kayak Adventures Guests' paddle idyllic waters in Bahía de Loreto National Park
Located about ¾ of the way south from the US/Mexico border in the direction of Cabo, Loreto was once a quiet fishing village. In the 1970’s more people began to discover its ideal climate and a bountiful sea, and a concerted effort to attract tourism began. Gradually it has been successful, but modest in large part because of a lack of air service. For years Alaska Airlines was the only airline serving Loreto and only on a seasonal basis with flights 3-5 days a week.
All that is changing in the winter of 2020-21 as American Airlines has announced new service to Loreto from both Phoenix and Dallas/Fort Worth. In addition, Westjet has a once a week nonstop flight from Calgary to Loreto. Alaska Airlines is continuing with its nonstop service from Los Angeles as well.
Misión de Nuestra Señora de Loreto Conchó in the heart of Loreto, Baja
There are a lot of options in terms of what to do in Loreto including a number of day tours that immerse you in some of the region’s true highlights! There are also plenty of longer outdoor adventures, such as sea kayaking trips that run from 2 to 9 days and visit the islands and beaches of the Bay of Loreto National Park.
Since Loreto is on the Sea of Cortez, many of the activities are centered on the exploration of the coast and nearby islands. However, there are also wonderful excursions to the interior of Baja where culture, history, and nature all combine into a perfect recipe for adventure. In addition to seaside tours, you will also discover many options close by in the mountains.
Some people choose to stay in Loreto for the duration of their vacation, while others use it only as a base to head out on longer trips lasting 2 to 6 days. These tours could be sea kayaking or land-based tours that combine walking and hiking with cultural visits to remote mountain towns. We have an entire series of these land-based adventures we call Bubble JourneysTM. These tours are designed to be private experiences led by our friendly and talented bilingual Baja guides.