If you’re looking to experience a little slice of Baja paradise, Las Cabañas de Loreto (in Loreto, Baja California Sur) is a wonderful spot for a quick long weekend or a full two-week vacation. It provides all the comforts of home mixed with the special wonders of being on vacation.
The property is like a mini oasis with a beautiful pool and Jacuzzi area, a large communal outdoor kitchen and dining room, and palm trees and palapas aplenty. We were welcomed with two cold beers (that we promptly enjoyed poolside) and a kitchenette stocked with yogurt, granola, milk, coffee and a basket overflowing with fruit for our breakfasts.
The individual cabañas have kitchenettes with everything you may need (fridge, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, toaster, microwave, dishes, glasses, silverware, etc.). The rooms are spacious and have plenty of Mexican charm but are up to modern standards. There’s air conditioning, TV and wifi in all of the rooms and there are plenty of amenities to take advantage of outside of your room as well. They have thought of everything you may need to make your stay complete – bikes, coolers, beach chairs, sun hats, wetsuits, snorkels, and a library stocked with hundreds of DVDs and books are all free for guests to use and enjoy.
Rick and Jill Jackson who own the property (along with Jill’s parents) are wonderful hosts. They are there to handle any needs you may have, but allow you lots of privacy while at the hotel to enjoy your vacation.
Jill and Rick are also wonderful ambassadors for Loreto and can recommend the best restaurants and bars around town and help you book excursions and activities (there’s also a binder in the room with lots of information and recommendations for Loreto). Jill is also a realtor in town, (www.misionloreto.com) and Rick is a nature photographer (www.soulcatchingimages.com). They have a gallery right on the main plaza in town, which is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike.
Loreto was designated a “Pueblo Mágico” in 2012 (a recognition given to cities in Mexico that offer visitors a “magical” experience – by reason of their natural beauty, cultural riches, or historical relevance). And Loreto has something for everyone. History buffs, foodies, outdoor adventurers, avid shoppers and fishermen will all find plenty to do. Loreto is home to the first mission of Baja (and Alta) California and has a town plaza with charming little restaurants, shops and bars (don’t miss happy hour at any of the places along the plaza with giant 2-for-1 margaritas). There’s a large new malecón where you can walk along the edge of the Sea of Cortez. A boat ride will take you out to any of the five islands (a designated National Marine Park) where you can see whales and other wildlife, as well as snorkel, dive, kayak, or just enjoy the beautiful views and crystal clear waters. Fisherman love Loreto for the yellowtail, dorado, cabrilla, snapper and more.
The location of Las Cabañas is walking distance to everything in Loreto. It’s just off of the Malecón and the Sea of Cortez, and just a short walk to the main plaza where there are plenty of delightful restaurants, bars and shops to enjoy.
Make sure to book in advance – this is a popular and beloved place with only four cabañas, and you don’t want to miss it on your next trip to Loreto.
Las Cabañas de Loreto
Cabañas start at $95 a night.
Three-night minimum required.
Closed from August 15 to October 1.
To book or for more information: www.lascabanasdeloreto.com