History & Culture
Loreto has almost 155 miles of coast, 465 square kilometers of sea, Islands and islets. The Sierra de La Giganta, one of the most high and most spectacular in Baja California, with breathtaking panoramic views of the city of Loreto. The land is rich in endemic plants and animal life, the water is full of aquatic life, creating an unlimited number of opportunities to make ecotourism
Data of nearly 12,000 years ago, Loreto is considered the oldest human settlement in the Peninsula of Baja California. Today, you can see some cave paintings and petroglyphs extraordinary. These paintings spectacular murals are made of rocks, which represent large forms of animal life and human in scenes that could be ritual ceremonies, pilgrimages, hunting or battles-like. These are really fascinating displays of the communication style of primitive man.
You'll be fascinated with Loreto's tranquil village setting, friendly people, scenic beauty configured by the towering mountain range of Sierra La Giganta, historic flavor and abundance of water sport and land recreational opportunities. First time visitors to Loreto marvel at this Destination of Discovery.