ISLANDS IN THE NATIONAL PARK OF BAHIA DE LORETO

ISLANDS INSIDE THE MARINE PARK OF LORETO

Loreto has its 5 islands offshore, inscribed to the environmental management program within a perimeter protected by CONANP. The area designated as national park covers around 2,065 square kilometers in the sea of ​​Cortes. The beautiful protected islands are part of the marine ecosystem that serves as home to more than 800 species of marine life. Coronado, Carmen, Danzante, Catalana and Montserrat, all of which are surprisingly abundant in flora and fauna. With the exception of Carmen, all the others remain uninhabited by man; Although it is true that they are constantly frequented by fishermen, vacationers, tour operators of Loreto, researchers, expert divers, and photographers. If you are looking for paradisiacal beaches and warm waters with magical views of the South-Western desert, we can take you to the right place.

We offer the walk to 3 different islands:

1) Tour to Coronado Island

The island Coronado is a very old volcanic formation, its interesting terrestrial and submarine configuration provides shelter to diverse species such as starfish, sea urchins, nudibranchs (sea slugs), reef fish, sea lions, pelagic species, different types of rays ; As well as multiple coastal birds and a variety of reptiles. Coronado Island offers excellent snorkeling opportunities to the southwest of the island, while the northeast side offers various sites for deep sea diving. For anyone on vacation in Loreto, this island has become a must visit. We invite you to explore its rocky formations, beautiful coral beaches, desert landscape and crystal clear waters.

DETAILS OF THE TRIP:
- Available all year round
- Check-out time 9am
- Duration: 5-6 hours
- Price per person
- 4 people minimum

IT INCLUDES:
- Informational speech
- Transportation by boat
- Local guide and entrance ticket to the Marine Park
- Refreshment, non-alcoholic drinks, fruit, snacks

  

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Colony of sea lions on Coronado Island.


2) Danzante Island Tour

Danzante is known locally as the dragon island or dinosaur, by the impression that gives its steep mountainous configuration. Although its name originated in the times in which missionaries and explorers, they discovered that the ancient natives preferred that island to carry out festivities or ceremonies in which They danced For consecutive days. It is the favorite island for vacationers who visit the marine park with the intention of paddling, as it is a relatively close point between the coast and other islands of the marine park. This island is also preferred by sailors, who find in it multiple bays to protect themselves from strong winds or simply to anchor and enjoy the place. It is a good place to practice snorkeling, diving and sport fishing (in the vicinity). The park's guards (members of CONANP) have created a pair of trails north of the island, from which you have a fascinating view of the protected area, the other islands, and iconic natural elements of the island. It is a unique place that will make you feel in close relation with nature.

DETAILS OF THE TRIP:

- Available all year round
- Output to 9: 00 am
- Duration: 5-6 hours
- Price per person
- 4 people minimum

IT INCLUDES:
- Informational speech
- Transportation by boat
- Local guide and entrance ticket to the Marine Park
- Refreshment, non-alcoholic drinks, fruit, snacks

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View from the top of the path to the beach


3) Tour to Isla del Carmen

Carmen is the largest island of the 5 within the marine park. Its attractive white sand beaches and turquoise waters make it a great favorite. This island is private property, however it is subject to most of the guidelines put forward by the environmental authorities in charge of the protected area.

One of the great attractions of the island has to do with its history, since it was once recognized as a great natural saline. It is believed that its exploitation began a year after Loreto was founded, when the Jesuits almost by chance discovered it in 1698. Passing through time from the hands of one to another concessionaire, until in 1984 the salinera was closed definitively. It is said that when the salinera was opened in Guerrero Negro, managing the salinera in Carmen was no longer economical, since the shipment had to be sent to the Pacific. The current owners of the concession built four cabins on the site of the ruins of the old village, with the intention of housing the guardians and those who visit the island for hunting purposes. For several years now, the species originally found in the mountain ranges of the peninsula, known as the bighorn sheep, has been reproduced.

Surrounded by crystalline waters and framed by a dramatic landscape, it also has the perfect geographical location within the protected area, as it is within the polygon known as the "triangle of whales". Every year during the months of February, March and April it is possible to make expeditions in search of the largest animal in the world: The blue whale. During our excursions we include a stop on this island or Danzante, to take food and rest of the intense boat ride.

The beach normally visited to offer the activity of snorkel and walk by the beach is known by the name of Arroyo Blanco.

DETAILS OF THE TRIP:

- Available all year round
- Output to 9: 00 am
- Duration: 5-7 hours
- Price per person
- 4 people minimum

IT INCLUDES:
- Informational speech
- Transportation by boat
- Local guide and entry ticket to the Marine Park
- Refreshment, non-alcoholic drinks, fruit, snacks

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View of the mountains from Isla del Carmen