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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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Olympia, WA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

As always, we enjoyed taking a boat trip to Isla Coronado. The water was nice and warm for snorkeling and we got to see lots of wildlife.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Make sure you buy the daily pass, it helps the park and is required you can get big fine if you dont. you can buy at the marina harbor. fishing is the best here, dorado, yellowtail, rosterfish, pargo, harmerheads. snorkleing is great as well. ask for ramon a pangero that is great and resonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The water temps are warm and the water clarity can be amazing especially on non windy days! Snorkel or Dive in the morning for best visibility normally. Take a Panga around Coronado Island and Dive in the back of Carmen Island. Stay at El Tiburon Casitas, just steps from the Marina!!

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Loreto Bay National park is amazing. Jacque Cousteau called this Earths Aquarium, I can see why. From seeing whales to sea lions to varieties of fish in the crystal clear water was a joy. Coronado island from its rugged side to its calm white beaches on the other side, rival any Caribbean beach. Please do not over commercialise this little... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Trip of a lifetime. Top of my to do list was always to see a Blue Whale. 1st day out saw 3 on the Sea of Cortez, and it just kept getting better and better Loreto was lovely to stay in, people very friendly and helpful. We also travelled to Guerrero Negro to see the Greys and their babies. Baja... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The diving here did not disappoint at all. The water is very very comfortable (80 degrees in July). Lots and marine life. I didn't expect to see so much fish! The one thing that really stood out is the amount of mooray eels we saw. We saw multiple eels on each dive! Beautiful diving!

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We snorkeled with Wild Loreto excursions from our resort. Saw Danzante and Carmen. We got into a big game of chase with about 200 dolphins including little babies. Beach at the island was pristine white sand tons of shells and sea creatures. Saw an octopus, puffer fish, thousands of other fish. Frank, our tour guide spoke perfect English and Spanish,... More

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Milwaukie,Oregon
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35 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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296 reviews 296 reviews
124 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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