Things to Do in the Town of Loreto and Loreto Bay
Loreto Bay (all within 5 minute walk of house)
Loreto is on Mountain Time, which is one hour ahead of the West Coast Pacific time.
Sometimes in Mexico the hot and cold water taps are reversed, if the left faucet does not give you HOT water after a few minutes, try the right faucet as the pipes may be crossed. Upstairs showers can take a few minutes to receive the hot water and it is recommended that you let the sink or shower run hot for a few minutes before using. All faucets within Casa Coburn are plumbed correctly.
Note: Driving on Baja Highways. The left turn signal indicates to the car/truck behind you that it is safe to pass. It is recommended that when you slow down to make a left hand turn into the south entrance of Loreto Bay that you use the HAZARD lights to indicate caution to other drivers so that they slow down. Then pull onto the right hand shoulder and wait for oncoming traffic to pass and it is clear to turn. HAZARD lights are commonly used to indicate construction, animals, or other hazards.
The Loreto Bay community is very safe and you will see our friendly Security Guards around each neighborhood. Their English is sometimes limited, but they always enjoy saying hello and try to assist when they can. The Security Office is located in unit FN349 and it is open 24×7. Please see them for any after hours emergencies and they will contact us or assist you immediately.
The Associa Offices located in unit FN350 on the paseo is the Administrator of the Home Owners Association. They govern the rules and regulations established for the Villages of Loreto Bay. PETS allowed. We are a pet friendly community, and would ask that all dogs be on a leash. Pets are not allowed in the Community Center or businesses serving food for health reasons. There is a $100 USD fine for not picking up after your dog, so be sure to carry plastic bags.
Drop by and say hello at TCC Property Management office at AV69. Hours are Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm. & Saturday 9am to 1pm.
Loreto Bay Pool
The Founders Community Pool is located behind the Loreto Bay Homes office and the Nopolo Wine Cellar. This beautiful heated pool with spa is tucked away out of the wind with comfortable lounges, pool bathrooms, and outdoor shower. Less than 100 yards from Casa Coburn is the Lap Pool! The second Sub J Community Pool is located behind homes in Aqua Viva. These are for the use of the Loreto Bay owners and guests. You are allowed to bring drinks and food, but no glassware. Bring your own towels, but please do not reserve loungers for long periods of time.
Shops in Loreto Bay
AGNES BOUTIQUE is a wonderful shop in unit FN163 near El Corazon Cafe. Come and visit Agnes & Sergio’s second location in Loreto Bay offering casual ladies clothing, gift wares for your home and souvenirs. Beautiful assortment of jewelry, all reasonably priced. They also offer massages, facials, silk painting classes, as well as any sewing needs you may have. Open 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday. Saturdays 9 am to 2 pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 613 114 9691
BAJA ONSITE GENERAL STORE is located in unit FN469 near our offices and the Community Pool. Julie and her friendly staff have basic groceries, liquor, water, ice and toiletries. They are open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm. Closed Sundays. They offer free wireless internet. Email Julie@BajaOnsite.com
Services in Loreto Bay
LORETO BAY COMMUNITY CENTER is located in unit FN306. This center is free for all owners and guests and a relaxing place for social activities. There is a computer with printer for guest use and free wireless, used books to sign out, couches, tables for playing cards and regularly scheduled activities. Drop by from 9 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday and 9 am to noon on Saturdays and the Loreto Bay Assistant would be pleased to talk with you.
LORETO BAY REAL ESTATE OFFICE can be found in unit FN347. Do you Love Loreto as much as we do? Are you curious about the resale market? Drop by our friendly offices and speak with Drew McNabb or Ariel Klein about the current market conditions, take tours with your visitors and hopeful new neighbors and see the great deals available. Hours are Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 4 pm and Saturdays from 9:30 to noon. Email: Drew@LivingLoreto.com or Ariel@Ariel-Klein.com
FOX RENT A CAR is located in Unit FN343 convenience. Rent cars by the day or week for pick up right in Loreto Bay. Open Monday & Thursdays from 8 am to 4 pm and Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Call 613 116 5770 or email email@example.com for reservations.
TRANQUIL SPA SALON is located in unit FN345. Jovina Flores is a USA certified Massage Therapist and highly recommended. Massages start at 450 pesos for 60 minutes, and they offer hair styling as well as pedicures/manicures. Appointments can be made from Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm. For appointments drop by, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
VIVE LORETO TOUR COMPANY. Visit Rafa & Maria in FN172 under the largest tree on the paseo. They offer ATV tours, island tours, horseback riding, deep sea fishing, and nature tours. Specializing in Scuba Diving Certification and tours. They also rent bicycles by the week and provide bicycles repairs for your convenience. Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 1:30 p.m. & 4 pm to 7 pm. Saturdays 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Email them at Ventas@viveloreto.mx or Call 613 118 2311
Things to Do in Town of Loreto
- Loreto Baja Golf Course (walk to the clubhouse)
- Dolphin Dive Center (scuba, snorkeling, whale watching)
- Cormorant Dive Center (scuba, snorkeling, whale watching)
- Wild Loreto Tours (scuba, snorkeling, whale watching, sailing, kayaking and more)
- Baja Big Fish Company (fishing excursions)
- Desert & Sea Adventures
- John McEnroe Tennis Center (in Loreto Bay)
- Arturo’s Sports
- Sea Kayak Adventures
- Loreto Adventure Network
Activities Near Loreto
- Glass Bottom Boat Tour: A half day tour around the offshore islands in the only glass bottom boat in Loreto. It leaves out of Puerto Escondido, about ten minutes south of Loreto Bay. They will do their best to help arrange transportation to/from Loreto Bay if requested.
Sea Life Near Loreto
Fishing Seasons in Loreto
|Yellow Tail (Jurel)|
|Dorado (Mahi Mahi)|
|Sailfish (Pez Vela)|
The folks at gotbaja travel have created some cute maps of Loreto that you’ll find in printed form in a number of locations in the area. But you can download nice versions of the maps from their Web site if you want to investigate them a bit in advance.