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Why This Lesser-Known Coastal City In Mexico Should Be Your Next Destination

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Mexico is home to some of the best coastlines on the continent. People flock to beaches all over the country year-round for the perfect beach getaway.

Cancun, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, and many more beach destinations bring in millions of tourists.

Although, there is one sleepy coastal town ready to become your next getaway. If you were to open a map of Mexico, it is highly unlikely this place would catch your eye.

View of lighthouse in Loreto, Mexico

With so many cities to choose from, this town isn't even in bold letters on the map. But don't let that fool you. This pueblo magico is absolutely gorgeous and easy to reach.

The lesser-known coastal city of Loreto is approximately 6 hours north of Los Cabos but has its own international airport.

Here is why Loreto should be your next destination:

More Flights from The U.S.

Earlier this year, American Airlines announced new flights launching to this small beautiful town. Even though the population is less than many U.S. cities without a Walmart, it's definitely worth a visit.

american airlines plane in mexico

Roughly 20,000 people call Loreto home and you will love it. Check your flight options for your next Mexican getaway.

You will find American flying direct with season routes from Dallas, but their main route is from Phoenix. This marks the second flight launch to awesome destinations in Baja from American this year.

Alaska Airlines also flies direct routes from Los Angeles and seasonal routes from San Francisco.

Of course, with the recent upgrade from the FAA, it is deemed perfectly safe to take an airline of Mexican origin, such as Viva Aerobus, Volaris, or Aeromexico too.

beach promenade in loreto

In other words, it's far more accessible than one might think given its petite size.

Pure Bliss In This Small Coastal Getaway

Many of the top beach destinations around the world have one common flaw – crowds! Here in Loreto, that's not a problem at all, even when exploring it's charming downtown district.

Loreto is a place to get out in nature to experience pure bliss and serenity among crystal blue waters and extraordinary sights.

There are a plethora of tranquil beaches to choose from for a relaxing getaway in the sun and sand. Yet, Isla Coronado is on another level.

isla coronado near loreto

A tour can be arranged to cross the stunning blue waters to this picture-perfect spot in about 45 minutes by boat.

This is the perfect place to enjoy white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and snorkeling.

Resorts Rivaling Other Mexico Hotspots

Those who have already discovered this treasure have probably stayed at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto – a beachfront all-inclusive luxury resort.

Rivaling many other Mexican beachfront resorts, this place is absolutely immaculate and provides an awesome escape for anyone who visits.

couple walking on beach in loreto

Tucked away from the city, this resort is set upon a peaceful beach near some of the region's top golf courses and offers all the bells and whistles you would expect from a high-end resort.

There are others to choose from spread out along the idyllic coastline, such as Hotel Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa.

Resorts may be few and far between compared to other Mexico hotspots, but the ones here are still top-notch and hold rave reviews from guests.

Awesome Wildlife Experiences

dolphins in loreto

Loreto is one of the premier destinations in Mexico for experiencing wildlife, in particular, marine life. There are a variety of ways to venture out and see amazing animals up close without harming them.

Many tourists choose to take a glass-bottom boat or another boat tour catered to exactly what you would like to see, such as whale watching.

The Sea of Cortez is teeming with life. The region is home to dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays and many species of whales, such as humpbacks, orcas, and grey and blue whales.

Loreto is always welcoming of adventures, so you can simply rent a kayak as well to head out on your own to spot sea life on your own or go fishing, another popular activity.

kayaking in loreto

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