We stayed at Villa del Palmar Loreto and booked a tour of Coronado Island with Wild Loreto. This is a highly recommended tour to take. Very fun and very memorable.
The only drawback is that the tour begins out of the harbor in the town of Loreto, which took a long time to get to due to the road construction on the highway from Villa del Palmar. We were advised to make a day of it and visit Downtown Loreto after taking this tour, which worked out very well. I would recommend combining a visit to Downtown with one of these activities out of the harbor in Loreto.
Juan and Daniel were our guides on this trip and they were very knowledgeable about the area. One of my favorite parts of this tour was playing with a pod of bottlenose dolphins. They came right up to our boat (about 8-10 of them) and loved to surf the boat wake and race the boat, right under the bow of the boat. I was about an arm's distance away from the dolphins. Amazing!
They then brought us to a great snorkeling spot with a wide variety of beautiful fish and very clear water. Daniel brought us sea creatures to check out, like sea stars, urchins, and puffer fish. He guided us to some very beautiful fish, and even some eels. He really knows what to look for. I have a lot of snorkeling experience, and this was right up there with the Caribbean. Very fun. We also took a tour of the beautiful coastline, and where the sea lions gather. However, when we went, the sea lions were not around.
We then beached the boat on a gorgeous white sand beach and had lunch (provided) in the shade under a little hut. Just a heads up--there were quite a few honeybees. They were totally fine with being swatted away and nobody got stung. We swam for a while in the beautiful warm, clear water, with pelicans hanging out all around us.
This was a very fun tour and I would highly recommend it for anyone, including families with children. Daniel and Juan were so great to hang out with. This was a very memorable experience and we will definitely do it again. Check out the photos taken with my underwater camera. Thanks Daniel and Juan!
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