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Loreto Destination Guide

Discover the Undiscovered - Loreto lies on the southern Baja peninsula at the sprawling beaches and warm waters of Mar de Contes. Sportfishing in the Sea of Cortez is world-famous. Known as the Dorado (mahi-mahi) capital. Scuba diving in Loreto is a unique and exciting experience the wide variety of marine fish and aquatic life here is astonishing. A few miles offshore there are islands for divers to explore. But the fun isn't limited to just fishermen and divers. Spend a day exploring the colonial town of Loreto. Visit the Misian Nuestra Seaora de Loreto and local museum in the center of town. Explore the local shops or enjoy snorkeling excursions and day trips to the outer islands. Loreto even has its own 18-hole, par 72 golf course.

Weather in Loreto

Loreto has 360 days of clear skies, with an average temperature around 80° F. Winter temperatures range from the low 60s to upper 70s, while the summer temperatures climb to the high 90s.

Tipping in Loreto

A 10% to 15% tip is the general rule, porters normally receive $1.00 per bag.

Wedding Requirements for Loreto

Only civil ceremonies are recognized, and there is no residency requirement. Marriages occur at the Civil Registrar's office (fees range from $100-$200), both parties must have a birth certificate or passport, a tourist card, divorce decree (if applies).

Airport Information for Loreto

Travel to and from Loreto uses the Municipal Airport, Loreto.

Rental Cars in Loreto

In order to rent a car in Mexico, you must be at least 25 years of age, hold a valid driver's license and a major credit card. Car rentals are widely available at the airport, at rental agencies and in most hotels and resorts. Vehicle selections include jeeps, convertible Volkswagen bugs, air conditioned sedans and even minivans, and car insurance is generally included in the rental. Some rental companies may offer lower rates for weekly rentals, and some include free mileage. Generally pick-up and delivery is furnished free of charge.