National Park

Loreto Bay National Park

Just outside the coast of Loreto are five desert islands just waiting to be explored. Among the most popular are the Coronado Islands which are part of the largest marine natural reserve in Mexico. The Loreto Bay National Marine Park was officially created in 1996 and extends for over 61 km (38 miles) along the coast, and 35 km (21 miles) offshore. Large fishing boats are prohibited in this region, thus allowing local fishermen to survive by selling the products they obtain from the sea.

Coronado Island itself is small. It is a place covered by volcanic cacti, white sand beaches and a nearby rocky islet. Crossing its eight kilometers (5 miles) takes about 20 minutes by “panga” as canoes are usually called. Once you reach the shore, you will be able to enjoy a spacious area in which you can practice both hiking and beach activities. The pale blue water bathing the ivory colored sand offers and exceptional opportunity for diving or snorkeling.

The Coronado Islands complex includes the Del Carmen, Danzante, Montserrat and Santa Catalina islands and, of course, the Coronado Island, in addition to the caves, lakes and other crystal clear waters which surround them. The five islands create a protective shelter for marine life. Among the most common sightings you will be able to enjoy are flying fish, dolphins and sea lions. Underwater, you can enjoy a wonderful variety of colorful fish and other marine life.

 

Islands

Catalana

Catalana

Santa Catalina Island, also known as island Catalan, is located to the South of the Gulf of California, about 25 miles from the Peninsula. Together with the Montserrat Island, this island is one of the oldest in our territory.
Coronado

Coronado

The Coronado Island, Isla Coronados, or the Coronados island is a spectacular rock formation that rises 283 metres above sea level, originated thousands of years ago by a volcanic cone.
Danzante

Danzante

Island dancer is very near Loreto, about 22 miles away heading towards the southeast of the municipality and approximately 3 km, leaving southwest of isla del Carmen.
Montserrat

Montserrat

The island of Monserrat, also known as Montserrat island or island Montserrat, is one of the oldest, along with Santa Catalina Island. It is 15 km to the East of the Peninsula and 37 km southeast of Loreto.
Carmen

Carmen

The isla del Carmen is one of the Islands most beautiful and iconic of the Park Nacional Loreto Bay, which is notable for the historical activity of its salt, its beautiful landscapes, its imposing presence anywhere in the vicinity.

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