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Loreto Bay National Marine Park

Loreto, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Loreto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Description: This park works to preserve Loreto's desert ecosystem.
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Milwaukie,Oregon
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120 reviews 120 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

From the air, it looks like plain old desert. Once on the ground, and you have slowed yourself, it is a very diverse and beautiful area. The mountains will tell you how Baja came to be; the water teems with life, water so clear that you can see, with the help of the contrasting white sand bottom, a turtle swimming... More

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San Diego, California
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114 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Loved Loreto, and the Loreto Bay at sunrise is spectacular! Saw so many bottle nose dolphins, and what we thought were whales spouting off the bow from our balcony! Just breathtaking !! The rocks along the coast were filled with sea lions too.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stupendously beautiful rock formations and bountiful wildlife. The sea lions are inches away and on one trip I saw hundreds of dolphins.

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Saw whale, dolphins, sea lions, stingray, and lots of tropical fish all in one day! Fisherman, snorkelers and divers playground. I stayed at El Tiburon Casitas...close to everything.

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La Verne, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I've snorkeled in the sea of Cortez before, so I didn't have high expectations when we went snorkeling off a beach on Isla Coronado. It started out with just a few pretty damselfish, then quickly progressed to a really nice selection of reef fish, including yellow, blue and white tang. There were even a couple of triggerfish and small bass... More

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El Cajon,Ca
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

the islands and beaches are awesome.Also a good place to see dolphins and whalesIf you go on any wtare tours you will be in the park

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Los Angeles, California
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Take a catamaran cruise through the marine park and around the islands. Breathtaking and relaxing. Saw a lone dolphin and had great company.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Don't argue with Jacque Cousteau, this is Nature's aquarium.. Couched in volcanic engineering and landscaping this pristine sea park will bring out an 'OMG" from any visitor. It can be explored by land, boat or in the water as sea life is abundant and growing each year in this wildlife protected, multi-island habitat. We took the Sunset Cruise arranged by... More

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Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We spent a week at this pristine National Park and saw rays of all kinds, sea lions, dolphins, tropical fish so numerous I wouldn't know where to start, and so many interesting birds. The snorkeling here is better than Hawaii, the weather is warm, and the park is very very clean. Already planning our next trip back!

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Loreto, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The park is large and we have only explored the northern part. When family or friends visit we usually treat them to a boat ride to Isla Coronado and/or Isla Carmen. Activities typically include diving (scuba or snorkel), beach play, whale watching, playing with the dolphins (they love slow-moving boats) and occasional fishing. Isla Carmen has several caves that can... More

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