Loreto is a traveler’s paradise where you can escape from crowds of other tourists to discover Mexico’s rich history and vibrant culture. Spain’s first permanent settlement in the Californias, Loreto has captured people’s imaginations for centuries, and explorers are still enchanted by the Sea of Cortez and the Loreto National Marine Park. Legendary scientist and researcher Jacques Cousteau gave the Sea of Cortez the nickname “The Aquarium of the World,” and with these Loreto tours, you’ll discover the wonders of the sea.
Winter is the time of year that attracts the most travelers to Loreto, including humpback and blue whales that migrate south from Arctic waters. Here, their list of things to do in Loreto Mexico revolve around family and food. This time of year is mating season, and when you go out on whale watching excursions, you’ll see the males splashing their tales and trying to get the females’ attention. You might also spot mothers teaching their newborn calves how to swim. With the warmer water temperatures, there’s also an abundance of plankton and small fish for the whales to feed on. Seeing these magnificent creatures in their natural environment is the experience of a lifetime, so be sure to book your whale watching Loreto tours in January-March before they migrate back home.
There’s so much life under the surface of the sea, and whether you’re traveling solo or with the whole family, snorkeling around Danzante Island is the best way to discover the wonders of the sea. On these Loreto tours, you’ll take a speedy boat out to this island off the coast of Loreto, and with a lifejacket, snorkeling is one of the most exciting things to do in Loreto Mexico for travelers of all ages. As you swim in the sparkling waters surrounding the Islands of Loreto, you’ll have great visibility, so keep your eyes open to spot all the different varieties of tropical fish as well as bottlenose dolphins, manta rays, and sea turtles.
The Islands of Loreto are truly enchanting, and one of the other islands you’ll see rising majestically out of the sea is Coronado Island. Its white sandy beaches are home to a large sea lion colony, which makes snorkeling here extra exciting. After sailing around the island to see them, you’ll be able to snorkel alongside these gentle creatures. To learn more about the wildlife of Coronado Island, head to the southeast corner where there’s a marine turtle sanctuary during breeding season. Explore the white sand beaches and the rocky crags of the island before heading back to the mainland.
Even though the city doesn’t have the loud nightlife of other destinations, there are still some pretty unique things to do in Loreto Mexico after the sun sets. The Twilight LED Paddle Board tour gives you the opportunity to see the landscape in a different light. On your illuminated board, you’ll paddle towards the reef to the south of Ensenada Blanca to explore this area of the sea with LED lights, which attracts many species that only come out later in the day. With an experienced guide, you’ll learn about the natural environment in an interactive way, giving you a new appreciation for the Sea of Cortez.
With these tours, you’ll experience the best of the Islands of Loreto and the Sea of Cortez. They’ll capture your imagination and leave you with a new respect for the power and beauty of the natural world.