The most important celebration in this city, the Feast of Our Lady of Loreto, is held on September 8th in honor of its beloved patron saint. On that day, the effigy of Our Lady of Loreto is accompanied by pilgrims and novenas throughout the city, combining worship with a joyful, explosive celebration. Sports are an integral part of the festivities, and fishing tournaments and other activities are held throughout the region.
One of the Baja’s jewels is the Bahia de Loreto (Loreto Bay). Diving in these waters you’ll find an incredible panorama of the spectacular world under the sea. The best diving season in the waters of Baja California is February through April. This is when the humpback and sometimes even blue whales may be spotted.
When looking for a place to surf in Mexico, consider the Baja California peninsula. It is one of the best spots in the world to practice surfing because the environmental conditions allow the waves to reach the heights necessary for the sport. San Juanico Bay, located approximately 39 miles northeast of Loreto, is an ideal spot for surfing because of its high swells and good wind conditions.
One of Loreto’s most enduring attractions is the Sea of Cortez, providing maximum enjoyment of the beauty of its beaches.