ISLANDS IN THE NATIONAL PARK OF BAHIA DE LORETO

ISLANDS INSIDE THE MARINE PARK OF LORETO

Loreto has offshore islands 5, inscribed to the environmental management program within a perimeter protected by the CONANP. The area designated as a national park covers around 2,065 square kilometers in the Sea of ​​Cortez. 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 islands surprisingly abundant in flora and fauna. With the exception of Carmen, all the rest remain uninhabited by man; although it is true that they are constantly frequented by fishermen, vacationers, Loreto tour operators, researchers, expert divers, and photographers. If you are looking for paradisiacal beaches and warm waters with magical views of the Baja California desert, we can take you to the right place.

We offer the ride to 3 different islands:

1) Tour to Coronado Island

Coronado Island is a very old volcanic formation, its interesting terrestrial and underwater configuration provides refuge 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 shorebirds and a variety of reptiles. Isla Coronado offers excellent snorkeling opportunities to the southwest of the island, while the northeast face offers different sites for deep diving. For anyone on vacation in Loreto, this island has become a must see. We invite you to explore its rock 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

INCLUDED:
- Informational speech
- Transportation by boat
- Local guide and entrance ticket to the Marine Park
- Refreshment, soft 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 surroundings). The guardians of the park (members of CONANP) have created a couple of trails in the north of the island, from which there is 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 close to nature.

DETAILS OF THE TRIP:

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

INCLUDED:
- Informational speech
- Transportation by boat
- Local guide and entrance ticket to the Marine Park
- Refreshment, soft 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 proposed 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 salt mine. It is believed that their exploitation began a year after Loreto was founded, when the Jesuits almost accidentally discovered it in 1698. Passing through the time from one dealer to another, until in 1984 the salinera was definitively closed. It is said that when opening the salt mine in Guerrero Negro, driving the saltworks in Carmen was no longer affordable, since the cargo 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 town, with the intention of hosting the keepers and those who visit the island for hunting purposes. For several years now the species originally found in the mountains of the peninsula, known as bighorn sheep, has been reproduced there.

Surrounded by crystal clear waters and framed by a dramatic landscape, it also has the perfect geographical location within the protected area, as it is located 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 from 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

INCLUDED:
- Informational speech
- Transportation by boat
- Local guide and entrance ticket to the Marine Park
- Refreshment, soft drinks, fruit, snacks

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View of the mountains from Isla del Carmen