When my sister suggested we go for a “spring break” to Loreto Bay, Mexico it was almost impossible to find a reason to say no. Especially after she said that we could split the normal airfare using her Alaska Airlines companion fare voucher and that lodging would be free. So I really had no choice â€“ being a good sister and all â€“ but to accompany her down to where the weather is perfect and the margaritas are plentiful.
It was the first time I’d been to Loreto Bay, which is a resort just outside the town of Loreto in Baja Mexico. Unlike popular destinations like Cancun, Cabo San Lucas or Puerto Vallarta, Loreto is still somewhat undiscovered and small. Loreto Bay is a new resort containing adobe style homes, a Troon golf course, hotel and private beach on the Sea of Cortez.
We stayed in one of the adobe homes during our stay which had an interior courtyard, 2 bedrooms/ baths and upper decks with sweeping views of the Sierra de la Giganta mountains and the Sea of Cortez. During the day, we would walk over to the hotel and go to the pool, check-out kayaks or swim at the beach.
When we wanted to go into town, we could catch a taxi and shop at the pedestrian market or try one of the many good eateries including Las Mandiles, Loreto Islas, Oasis and the Giggling Dolphin. With a 14:1 conversion rate (pesos to dollars), everything seemed very affordable. Tip: Since some merchants give less than the current exchange rate, its best to use a credit card or get pesos from the bank’s ATM machine (located on east end of the pedestrian market).
One of the great things about Loreto & Loreto Bay is how friendly everyone is â€“ especially the expats and US/Canadian visitors. It didn’t take long before we’d met lots of interesting people and felt right at home.
At Loreto Bay I bumped into a group of eight girlfriends who were having a girls getaway. They’d graduated together from the same California high school over 40 years ago and it was clear they were having great time together. You go girls!
Link: Loreto Bay