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Founded in 1697 by Jesuit missionaries Loreto (or Conchó) was the first Spanish town on the Baja California Peninsula,. It served as the capital of Las Californias from 1697 to 1777. The town of Loreto is located on the coast of the Loreto Baja californiaSea of Cortés, about 350 km (220 miles) north of the state capital, La Paz. Loreto is a popular tourist destination catering mostly to U.S travelers, mainly in part that it is quickly reached by air or land. Loreto is located 750 miles south of San Diego on the Lower California peninsula in Mexico. Loreto is a more remote destination than other more touristy areas in Baja offering several all – inclusive resort accommodations and small charming hotels. Loreto’s weather is fantastic with year round temperatures averaging in the 80's allowing for almost any outdoor activity such as sailing, kayaking and fishing. Loreto has also long been regarded as one of the best places for fishing. Yellowtail, sailfish, marlin, wahoo, roosterfish, and dorado are abundant in the blue waters of the Sea of Cortez...
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The Misión de Nuestra Señora de Loreto Conchó is Loreto's main attraction. Established by the Jesuit missionary Juan María de Salvatierra, this earliest successful mission in Baja California is sometimes considered "head and mother of all the Spanish missions in Upper and Lower California...
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Fishing in Loreto
If you enjoy fishing than Loreto is the place for you. Loreto has long been regarded as one of the best places for fishing. Yellowtail, sailfish, marlin, wahoo, roosterfish, and dorado are abundant in the blue waters of the Sea of Cortez. Loreto also offers an 18 hole golf course, and the island of del Carmen is a excellent place to scuba...
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Loreto Food
This town is built around fishing; hence Loreto specializes in fresh right off the boats seafood. Enjoy fish tacos or some local lobsters. If seafood is not to your liking you will also find several restaurants serving international cuisine as well...
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Loreto's accommodations cater to the all-inclusive traveler. Enjoy the comfort of food, drinks and activities in one simple package. Loreto also boosts charming colonial hotels and small bed and breakfasts for travelers that do not wish to have the all-inclusive experience...
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