Posts Categorized: Loreto

Mountain Biking in Loreto

By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto” While not as well known for mountain biking as are other areas in Baja, Loreto does offer some enjoyable rides for all abilities. With mountain biking growing in popularity, expect to see a rise in the number of trails being built in the area. For now, there are… Read more »

The Yellow Brick Road

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By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto” The Yellow Brick Road is an easy short hike with an optional longer loop, and wonderful views. This hike is just a short drive from Loreto and easy to find. Drive south from Loreto on Highway Mexico 1 past Nopolo and Loreto Bay. As the highway reaches the… Read more »

If I Could Turn Back Time

By Gary Graham Remember back when many of us camped along the Sea of Cortez enjoying the isolation? Often there wouldn’t even be another soul as far as one could see; we would have the entire beach to ourselves. I can still imagine I hear the sounds of that Baja, fish fillets sizzling over the… Read more »

Emerald City

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By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto” If there is a heart of the Sierra Giganta, the Emerald City arroyo is one of its major arteries. Close to Loreto and just off the San Javier road, this hike is relatively easy at the beginning and most hikers can easily reach the first waterfall without too… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Restaurants with Views

While Baja California is home to some incredible food, there’s nothing like enjoying a delicious meal with a side of sweeping views. Here are a few of our favorite spots along the peninsula for enjoying impressive vistas while you eat and drink.   Finca Altozano (Valle de Guadalupe, BC) Information: www.fincaltozano.com, tel: 011-52-646-156-8045 Why We Love… Read more »

Puerto Escondido, Tabor Canyon, and the Tripui Hills

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By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto” Located about 10 miles south of Loreto is the picturesque Puerto Escondido. The port is under new management and is currently going through major renovations. The port has a full service marina, grocery store, PepeGina’s restaurant, RV park, and the Tripui hotel. The groundskeeper at the Tripui Hotel… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Best Baja Colonial Towns

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With beautiful architecture, a rich history, and plenty of Mexican charm, Baja’s colonial towns are a draw for many tourists traveling the peninsula. We bring you some of our favorites and our tips for how to best experience them. San Ignacio Why We Love It: The town of San Ignacio functions as the gateway to the… Read more »

Cerro San Bruno

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  By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto”     Strolling down the Malecón in Loreto and looking north, one can’t help but see the large rolling peak looming over the sea across from Isla Coronado.  This is Cerro San Bruno, and at 2,240 feet, a great adventure hike well worth the effort. You will be… Read more »

Loreto’s Isla Coronado

By Dave Kelly, co-author of Hiking Loreto Isla Coronado can be seen to the north of Loreto and is located in the Bay of Loreto National Marine Park. It is the smallest of the five uninhabited islands within this beautiful National Park. It is one of the only places in Loreto where white sandy beaches… Read more »