Travel to Loreto, Mexico – Baja Kayaking Trips to the Loreto Islands
Loreto Travel Information for Baja Vacations
Blue Whale Triangle and Loreto-to-La Paz kayaking tours begin from Loreto, Mexico. Travel to Loreto rewards the visitor with the easy-going ambiance of a small waterfront town of several thousand people located in the state of Baja California del Sur. Its primary economic activities are adventure sports tourism and retirement living for North Americans. It was originally founded by Jesuits over 300 years ago and the old mission is still standing. It later became colonized by tough pioneers engaged in ranching, farming, and fishing. Loreto is still a quiet rural town that feels comfortable and safe for travelers.
Travel Advice for Sea Kayaking in Loreto, Mexico
Air Flights – Most people choose to fly directly to Loreto, Mexico. Usually there are two airline carriers into Loreto but recently only Alaska Airlines has been operating. It may still be worth checking Aero Mexico as they may decide to resume flights to Loreto at any time.
Some people prefer to fly into Los Cabos or La Paz, then take the bus to Loreto. Although the airfares can be substantially less, you usually must spend the night in a hotel before catching the bus and this can absorb the savings or extend your vacation by a day or two.
Alaska Airlines 800-252-7522 offers direct flights (2 hours airtime) between Los Angeles International airport (LAX) and Loreto airport (LTO) four to five times each week. This company is by far the most reliable option! They are more punctual and have fewer problems losing track of baggage.
Aero Calafia offers direct flights from Otay Mesa, CA (CBX) to Loreto three days a week. Fares are substantially lower.
We strongly urge you to contact the airlines, or speak with a travel agent, as soon as possible. Seats can be very difficult to obtain, particularly during the “spring break” period in March. This is partly because there is traditionally only one flight per day scheduled between Loreto and the United States. Flight times change often so inquire about current scheduling. Prices can range from $205 to $350 but these are subject to rapid change. Typically, the further in advance your ticket is purchased the cheaper it is!
If you would like professional assistance with making your flight reservations, please call a flight or travel agent as we cannot help you beyond the advice and tips we provide on this page.
Hotels in Loreto, Mexico
There are only a few hotels in Loreto and they are rather modest affairs. All are walking distance to the central plaza, and are located on the beach or within two blocks of it. All have pleasant rooms, pools, dining rooms, bars, and friendly staff. As part of your sea kayaking Mexico vacation package, the Loreto kayak tours include your first and last nights’ accommodations on a double occupant basis and reservations will be made for you. Solo travelers can often be matched with a fellow kayak tour participant if they prefer to avoid paying the single supplement of $95. If you would like to stay for additional days this can be arranged for $95 per night for double occupancy. You or your travel agent must make reservations for any additional days not included in our kayak Baja trip itineraries.
For general questions about travel to Baja for your sea kayak tour, including information on travel documents and health advice, please click back to the main Baja travel page.