Malecon
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This surfside avenue is Loreto's center for peoplewatching, by day and night.
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Joanne
Lake Mary, FL2,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This is such a beautiful walk. There were not many people and the areas around is not touristy at all. I suppose in 10 years all the little houses will be bought out and high rise hotels will be built - so enjoy it now. I felt very safe walking everywhere and down little roads. If you turn left from the port and walk about 10 minutes, you get to the main road with all the restaurants and attractions. A totally laid back atmosphere with friendly people.
Written 1 December 2023
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MCPOUSNrtd
Clackamas County, OR541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
In our earlier years here, we only saw that small part of the Malecon that was near whatever restaurant we happened to chose that day, watch a sunrise from the Marina, etc. Ten years ago, we decided to walk to the Oasis (south end) for dinner with our fishing club. The City works hard to keep the Malecon clean and inviting. A cross section of townspeople use it for exercise, wedding pictures, family gatherings, romantic meetings, and on and on. What I like most is that everyone’s friendliness jumps a couple notches on the Malecon. It’s fun to see the new businesses and the ones you normally only see from their dining areas, the changes that have happened since your last visit and the signs of things to come. But, everyone says “hello” in their own way when they’re walking the Malecon! Of course, for most, it’s the Bay view, with Carmen and Coronado just offshore, that always dominates and becomes the memory of Loreto whether local or visitors. Next time you visit the Malecon, take some time to look in all directions, as well as up and down. It will change your prospective and probably cause you to add a “full” walk along the Loreto Malecon, sooner than you think!
Written 11 August 2023
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Blake H
Warwick, RI23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Small city, big town, well executed plan to be NON -CABO - no glitz, LOW touristy quotient (a good thing) be mellow, polite and kind and keep this place groovy, affordable and classy in a conscientious way. The maritime education, awareness and preservation is great. Keep the 'wal-mart' stuff at bay. Come here to enjoy and share with the locals, lay low, tip nicely, and try a bit of Spanish out of regard and respect. Dine out in the open at some small basic joints, some midrange places and a couple of chic affairs. LOVE this town. ! Very affordable. NOT like Cancun. THIS is off the radar Mexico. I come here yearly,
Written 7 February 2023
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IdahoChick
Moscow, ID178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Beautiful paved walk along the oceanfront. Loreto is one of the cleanest towns I've ever visited. We learned that each neighborhood block has a designated street sweeper paid by the city to keep the streets and sidewalks clean, and they take their job very seriously. The town is spotless! Great views of the shoreline and neighboring islands. It's fun to come down here at dusk and watch the pelicans diving into the water for fish. There are numerous benches and shade features interspersed at regular intervals along the entire malecón for watching the marine life and people, plus ramps for wheelchair users. A popular nighttime activity seems to be to cruise in one's car up and down the street next to the malecón, windows rolled down, blaring music and waving to friends. It felt safe at all times of the day and night.
Written 26 May 2022
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Daniel H
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Great shoreline walking. From one end to the other it's about 1.5 miles with the shore on one side and the malecon on the other. People were friendly and it's safe.
Written 16 March 2022
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Timruns
White Salmon, WA245 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
This is just the sidewalk. Nothing to see here except a great sunrise! Or, a great moon shot... There is the obligatory "Loreto" in colorful letters that all Mexican tourist cities have.
Written 21 February 2022
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Harry H
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Traditional "walkway" in most Spanish coastal cities. Great views of the water and the islands. Spectacular scenery.
Written 18 February 2022
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SmokeyOso
Rocky Mts, Colorado94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
A pleasant place to go for a walk! Lots of sea life and shady places to take a break. You can also walk down to the Estuary.
Written 3 January 2022
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a h
Australia3,667 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Nice place to go for a walk in particular early morning or afternoon. It is relatively short walk as Loreto is very small town
Written 22 November 2021
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boudin
San Antonio, TX276 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
We enjoyed our opportunity to walk along Loreto's Malecon, the wide passageway next to the Sea of Cortez. The only thing missing was more tourists; it's a beautiful little city by the sea and well worth the journey
Written 21 February 2021
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