Whether you’re looking to dry out and warm up by spending time poolside with a good book and a refreshing margarita, or the thought of world-class sport fishing and canyon hiking gets your adrenaline pumping, the location of this bright, sunny, beachside villa – 90 steps from the beach and 45 steps from the lap pool (one of 4) – with relax-inspiring, 360-degree views of mountains (Sierra de la Giganta) and sea (of Cortez), is the perfect retreat for those with every interest in between. Glad to share trip planning ideas as well as how to stretch your dollars on things like car rental. Direct flights from the US West Coast via Alaska Airlines or from Calgary via WestJet make getting to Loreto Bay easy since the airport (LTO) is 10 minutes away.
This two-bedroom villa is completely furnished with modern conveniences and appliances, including 3 TV’s with satellite service and wifi, all included in your stay. Use the two bikes to explore the community, or borrow the beach/ pool toys and equipment at your leisure. Lounge in the tropical garden setting of the back patio – complete with outdoor shower – while you watch hummingbirds zip around the bougainvillea and listen to the back courtyard fountain or Sea of Cortez, just steps away. Grill the day’s catch on the terrace grill, and feel free to use the washer/ dryer as needed. Our property manager is well known in the community for always being very responsive to our guests’ needs, and she is well-equipped to address any questions or concerns during your stay.
At Casa Colibrí (hummingbird), your day might start with fresh-squeezed orange juice on the 3rd level (viewing tower, or mirador en español) while you watch the sun emerge over the water, then maybe a leisurely stroll along the beach or along the brightly-colored, desert-landscaped callejones (alleys) and placitas, followed by a frothy cappuccino at the aptly-named El Corazon Café, 1 block away.
Do you enjoy golf? We have it here. How about tennis? That too. Maybe paddle-boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, diving, whale (or bird) watching, star-gazing, horseback riding, hiking, biking, or ATV’ing? All of the above. Or perhaps the old-world charm, history, and authentic Mexican flavor of Loreto’s restaurants, shops, and colonial Mission draw you to experience the true, laid-back Baja lifestyle? What you won’t find in this fishing-village-turned-hidden-gem anchoring the Loreto Bay National Marine Park is traffic, noise, or belligerent spring-break’ers stumbling home after an all-nighter at the club. The Villages of Loreto Bay is an oasis for those looking to unwind, re-energize, and soak up the sun, a place for vacationers, retirees, families with children of all ages, loungers, adventurers, tri-athletes, or those wishing to do nothing more than read a good book, sip a tasty margarita, sprawl out next to the pool, and maybe practice speaking Spanish with one of our 24/7/365 security team, such as Daniel, our exuberant and friendly patrolman who seeks cordial conversation with everyone he encounters while circling the grounds on bicycle or foot.
Numerous restaurants, shops, spas, two grocery marts, and a bar/ gallery line our main thoroughfare, all within walking distance. At the Inn at Loreto Bay, you have even more options, including their beach-front restaurant and swim-up bar, pool/ hot tub, spa, and exercise room (requiring a modest fee), all accessible to our guests.
The theme of Loreto Bay is “Live Fully. Tread lightly.” We hope you decide to book your stay at Casa Colibrí and experience all the natural beauty this Baja jewel has to offer.