The beautiful, charming town of the Islands of Loréto is one of the oldest settlements in the Baja California region. The quiet town is full of history and overflowing with majestic appeal. From preserved wildlife to colonial splendor, the Islands of Loréto has so much to do and see.
5 Things to do at the Islands of Loréto
2. Take in the history of the Islands of Loréto by visiting the San Javier Mission. This mission was built in 1759 and is in the Sierra Giganta Mountains. See the archaeological remains of an old Jesuit mission, surrounded by a town with cobblestone streets and the oldest olive gardens in Baja.
3. Explore the caves at the Islands of Loréto to see some of the most ancient cave paintings in the world dating back up to 7,000 years ago. These paintings showcase the vibrant culture of the area by depicting representations of both humans and animals such as birds and reptiles. Caves can be seen in Rancho San Gregorio, Cueva La Palma, Cueva El Borrego, and Cueva Pintada.
4. Island Hopping: There are five Islands of Loréto: Coronado, Danzante, Del Carmen, Montserrat, and Santa Catalina. These islands provide a variety of activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, photo safaris, and exploring the majestic scenery. A $25 pesos permit fee for access to the Natural Reserve Marine Park is required to visit any of the Islands of Loréto.
The Five Islands of Loréto:
With a variety of ways to take in the surrounding nature and culture, make the most of your vacation at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loréto by catering to whatever strikes your fancy. Please ask your concierge for more information on activities and tours.