Welcome to Loreto, Baja California Sur!
Our Loreto waterfront drive, with Isla Coronado in the distance. photo by John Bolivar
see Hotel information and Driving information at page bottom
Loreto is located 750 miles south of San Diego on the
Lower California peninsula in Mexico. The peninsula is comprised of the
2 most northwestern states of Mexico- Baja California and Baja
California Sur. Though Loreto is a more remote destination than other
touristy areas in "Baja", we do have the service of an
international airport. Driving is a great option for folks who have
some time before and after the tours. Please see the additional info and travel
links below for more information about flying, driving and
busing into Loreto and Mexico.
There is currently 1 airline with flights to Loreto
(LTO) direct from Los Angeles (LAX). Alaska Air /Horizon (800 252-7522) has arrivals and departures several times each week. Periodically, according to seasonal traffic, they add more flights, allowing for travel to Loreto 5 or more days each week.
AereoCalafia (213-928-5692)also flies from Tijuana to Loreto, on Tues, Thurs. and Sun., at a cost of about $135 one way.
AereoCalafia also flies from la Paz to Loreto on Tuesday, Thursdays and Sundays mid day, which can often be very useful for folks flying in or out of Cabo, to make a great connection. You might want to overnight in La Paz, a very nice waterfront city, and then the flight is just for a half hour and flies over the gorgeous coastline up to Loreto. It is easy and very comfortable.
As of June, 2014 AereoCalafia.com.mx has had some problems with the on-line booking system. Please do give a call to the main office in Cabo (from the US or Canada dial 1 (213 928-5692 during the hours of 10-2 and 4-8 M-F, Mountain Time, and 10-3 on Sat. not open on Sunday) The English speaking reservation desk folks will be happy to help you with information and flight arrangements. (Loreto desk is 011 52 613 135-2503 office hours apply, or call the very helpful staff at the La Paz office at 011 52 612 123-2643) From La Paz to Loreto the cost is about $50 - 60 dollars, depending on peso to dollar exchange.
Volaris flies from some US cities to La Paz or Cabo. From Tijuana, twice daily to La Paz, the cost is about $165 one way, and there is an AereoCalafia flight on Thurs or Sunday for as low as $49 US to connect up to Loreto. Fly to La Paz on a Saturday, enjoy the city, then up to Loreto on Sunday with plenty of time to meet for the Paddling South orientation meeting or we will help you transfer direct to the beach put-in to meet up with the group on the first paddle day.
from other major hubs (Dallas,Houston,Denver, Phoenix, or Las Vegas) for flights into mainland Mexico (Hermosillo, Mexico City) and then to Loreto Thursdays and Sundays AereoCalafia; or from US hubs or Tijuana, direct to La Paz
(LAP) or Los Cabos (San Jose del Cabo - SJD) - may be a great option for
folks coming from the eastern and southwestern US.
EcoBajaTours mini vans are easy to connect at the San Jose del Cabo international airport for a 2-3 hour transfer up to La Paz city or La Paz airport.
It's easier than you think ! Contact us for more info. With a little leeway on each end of your chosen Paddling South adventure, consider these Good Alternatives for travel to Loreto - Fly to La Paz (LAP), Baja California Sur, and drive or bus 5 hours north,
or fly up on Aereo Calafia. Fly to Los Cabos
(SJD) and drive or bus up (8 hours driving time);
or, fly to Loreto from Hermosillo or La Paz on Aereo Calafia.
And, if you have the time - drive from San Diego
south, about 750 miles, and enjoy the many desert ecosystems along the way.
Loreto is the best choice for adventure travelers. More remote than other popular tourist destinations, we have the advantage of wonderful pristine wilderness close at hand.
¡ Loreto, It's Worth It ! It's Worth It !
HERE for more information about getting to
Loreto by Car or Bus.
HERE for a list of Hotels in Loreto.
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