About Loreto, Mexico


Loreto, Mexico is located in the state of Baja California Sur, north of La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur. This secluded paradise offers an array of outdoor activities, but with a quaint “hometown” feel and a population of under 15,000. Positioned on the Baja Peninsula, Loreto is an authentic Mexican paradise without the bustling tourist scene.


Loreto, Mexico is considered to be the oldest settlement on the Baja Peninsula. In 1697 Jesuit Juan María Salvatierra established the peninsula’s first permanent mission. The Misión Nuestra Señora de Loreto is more than 200 years old and is open to the public, with mass still being regularly held in the cross-shaped building, where many local Native Americans were brought for conversion during the Spanish colonial period.


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.

Low Crime Rate:

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.


The five islands of Loreto, Mexico are perfect for water sporting including snorkeling, kayaking and charter fishing. The islands themselves are a serene collection of sandy beaches and rocky shorelines home to over 800 species of marine life, protected as a World Heritage marine site.

Loreto’s Summer Season Fishing:

  • Dorado
  • Black marlin
  • Atlantic blue
  • Marlin
  • Striped marlin
  • Sailfish

Loreto’s Winter Season Fishing:

  • Yellow tail (Jurel)
  • Other species in the sea rocks

Education in Loreto, Mexico:

Loreto has schools for the general public. These are:

  • UABCS (The Baja California Sur Autonomous University): Offering Bachelor’s degrees in alternative tourism, political science and public administration.
  • Loreto also has elementary schools, kindergarten, Montessori and boarding schools.

Ready to buy a home in Baja? Check out all our Loreto listings to see our listings. We not only sell beachfront estates, but also family villas, land and commercial properties to fit every style and budget. Have questions? Call us at Momentum Realty at 613-105 4397 or email us at info@buyloreto.com

2021 Fishing tournament in Loreto