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Which area is best to stay?

Cranbrook, Canada
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Which area is best to stay?

We want an area that is close walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants and public beach access. We will either be staying at a hotel or a vacation rental. We are tossed between Loreto Bay and the city, any good or bad reasons for both areas?

Is there good public beaches to paddle board at?

Are cab companies honest?

What are some things to do in Loteto without spending a fortune? Any hiking paths we should check out?

Sorry for the loaded questions, this will be first trip

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Loreto, Mexico
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1. Re: Which area is best to stay?

Any place in town is a walking distance to grocery stores and restaurants. Loreto Bay is a planned development south of Loreto, located in Nopoló. Residents are mostly from the US or Canada. There is, obviously more in the way of stores and restaurants in Loreto, and cab fare to town and back can be expensive. I can’t remember exactly, but around 300-350 pesos. Cab fares are posted at the cab stands, and yes, you can trust the drivers to follow the rules! There are two public beaches in town at each end of the malecón. People are often seen on stand up paddle boards at the southern beach in front of the Hotel Oasis. There are a number of things to do. The mission is the oldest in the Californias, and has a small museum. You can do a boat trip to the islands. Rent a car, or take a cab to San Javier...the list is endless!

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2. Re: Which area is best to stay?

Stay in the Loreto Downtown. Loreto Bay and the resorts are an abomination! There are lots of accommodations in the city center. Enjoy!

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Eugene, Ore
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3. Re: Which area is best to stay?

Hi. We visited Loreto in May 2018 . We spent 6 nights in Nopolo at a home rental, and 3 nights in Loreto town at La Mision. We enjoyed both locations very much. Both have positive aspects. In Nopolo, the beach is very nice , and better than the beaches in town (clearer water, whiter sand, beach chairs near the resort), paddleboard rental available on the beach , a beautiful beachside pool and beach bar. Our favorite beach , however, was a 40 min boat ride away, on Isla Coronado. There were several excellent restaurants and an amazing coffeeshop ( El Corazon). There is a small grocery store with basic groceries, veggies, fruit. For walks, we walked for miles on the beach, walked along the golf course, explored Nopolo Rock. In Loreto Town, we loved the beauty and ambiance. There are many places to walk. We especially enjoyed walking the "malecon",( a paved path along the ocean), and the pedestrian street with laurel shading. There are several well supplied grocery stores. The restaurants were all delicious. We never had a meal we didn't like. Our favorite day trip was the day we went to La Picazon. Its a remote, incredibly beautiful and very delicious restaurant . Its took about 30 min by taxi to get there. I heard you can also take a boat there. So, you will find numerous things you love about both locations. Let us know how your trip goes!

Cranbrook, Canada
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4. Re: Which area is best to stay?

Thank you so much for the responses, I really a apricots the guidance.is Nopolo a place of it's own outside of the town? My husband wants to paddle board, any good coves?

Cranbrook, Canada
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5. Re: Which area is best to stay?

Is Nolpol another town or part of Loreto bay? How far from the town of Loreto? No polo sounds like a good place, fits our needs. Was it hard to get a taxi at the airport, how much to get to Nopolo?

Loreto, Mexico
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6. Re: Which area is best to stay?

Loreto Bay is a development in Nopoló. There are authorized taxis at the airport with a fixed price. It’s $360mn to Nopoló for a cab, or $100 per person in a collective van. For distances it is helpful to use google maps.

Eugene, Ore
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7. Re: Which area is best to stay?

Hi. We rented paddleboards from the Loreto Bay Resort for about $10 for an hour . The SUP use was free for guests of the hotel. There also was a private paddleboard, fishing equipment, business on the beach called Beach Club Arturo’s, however we never rented anything from him. Nopolo Bay was a fun location to paddleboard.! The bay was calm, although gets windier in the afternoons. There is a large rock called Nopolo Rock that is interesting, and another cove on the other side of Nopolo Rock you can paddle to. We didn’t paddle that far, as it was our first time paddleboarding. We were a group of 8, so we rented 1 car and used a taxi when we all went to town. It took about 20 min to get to town.

Cranbrook, Canada
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8. Re: Which area is best to stay?

Thank you for the info, much appreciatef

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