Located in the state of Baja California Sur, Loreto sits on a tranquil bay overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Anthropologists consider Loreto to be Baja California Peninsula’s oldest human settlement; today, Loreto is a charming tourist destination, offering a wealth of outdoor activities on land and water, as well as visits to the town’s historical monuments. As a popular destination for U.S. travelers, there are a number of luxurious meeting venues in Loreto.
Located 320 miles northeast of Cabo San Lucas, and roughly 700 miles southeast of Tijuana, Loreto is served by Loreto International Airport (LTO), which is just minutes south of the town center. LTO has daily flights to and from Los Angeles, as well as several Mexican destinations, mainly located on the Baja Peninsula and the Pacific coast. The ABC bus company connects Loreto by land to all of the other major destinations on the Baja Peninsula.
Meeting venues in Loreto account for 300 rooms in approximately 10 meeting hotels. Located on a private beach, the Inn at Loreto Bay is a hotel-resort, which offers 155 rooms and suites, 3 restaurants, a bar, a swimming pool and Jacuzzi, tennis courts and an 18-hole, par 72 golf course. The resort’s meetings and events facilities are primary located in the gardens and on the beach and can host outdoor events of up to 600 people; the Inn at Loreto Bay also has a meeting room with a maximum capacity of 60 people and a restaurant which can host events of up to 150. Alternatively, La Mision Loreto is a seaside resort and spa, which offers 66 rooms and suites, three restaurants, several bars and a pool. The resort is equipped for weddings and has a conference room for up to 150 people.
Loreto Bay is primarily known for its tranquility and proximity to stunning natural beauty. Indeed, eco-tourism venues in Loreto can play a large part in the group experiences, and the combination of rugged mountains, arid deserts and cobalt blue waters offers a diversity of wildlife, both on land and at sea. There are several natural reserves surrounding Loreto, where visitors can catch a glimpse of the eight species of whales that come up to breed between January and March, as well as a multitude of bird species, reptiles and mammals. Popular activities include sea kayaking, fishing, scuba diving and boat excursions. For the traveler seeking to relax, Loreto offers fine beaches, world-class golfing and visits to the town’s important historical buildings, namely the Nuestra Senora de Loreto Mission, which was completed in 1703.