Loreto is located just 140 miles north of La Paz on the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula. Marina Puerto Escondido lies just 15 miles south of Loreto. Click here to see the location of Loreto on a map.
We offer two types of power pedestals. There are 100 AMP pedestals that have connections for 125V and 250V (for larger yachts) and 50 AMP pedestals that also have connections for 125V and 250V (for smaller yachts.) Ask your dock-hand if you have any additional questions about arranging the right power pedestal for your yacht.
The canal can accommodate drafts of between 12.5 ft. during low tide, 14 ft. during mid tide, and more than 17 ft during high tide.
The fuel station is open daily between 9 am and 4:30 pm.
Expect hot and partly cloudy weather conditions in Loreto for the majority of the year. The hottest part of the year is between May 26 - October 8, where the temperature hovers around 91°F. During Loreto’s cool season between November 30 - March 3, temperatures drop between 59°F and 78°F.
For an instant weather report, including hurricane and wind speed information, download the following smart phone apps:
When Northers are absent, average wind speed is 5 mph in winter. However, a standard Norther will blow 25 - 30 kts. for 2-4 days, occurring between late November and mid-March. To get live wind information from data obtained at Puerto Escondido, click here. For a calendar of the tides this month, click here.
The hurricane season in Baja California Sur runs from mid-August through mid-October. Although a handful of hurricanes have affected the northern state of Baja California, the tropical cyclone season is almost exclusively a Baja California Sur issue. Since 1948, only 4 Category 1 Hurricanes, including 2014's Odile, and 4 Tropical Storms have made it as far up the peninsula as affects northern Baja California.
Yes, the water from the facilities is potable.
Loreto has a public hospital and a medical center that can assist in most cases, but for major health emergencies, we recommend either Ciudad Constitución or La Paz.
You may not fish inside the marina and may only fish with a fishing license in the National Marine Park of Loreto. Click here for sport fishing information.
Jet skis are not allowed inside the Bay of Loreto National Marine Park.
You may swim at the beach at Danzante Island, which is about 4 miles away from Marina Puerto Escondido.
The Cerro Tabor Palmilla peaks above the marina are 3,000 ft. tall.
There are a variety of activities on land that you can enjoy at the marina, including hiking, cycling, fine dining, hunting and motorsports. See our Adventure by Land and Sea page for more information.
You need to obtain a Fideicomiso Mexican Property Trust.
A permit issued to a bank authorizes them as a trustee to purchase a property using a Fideicomiso (Mexican Property Trust), where the foreign purchaser is the sole beneficiary. The real estate asset is owned by the Trust, not the bank, and the beneficiary has the right to direct the Trustee for the development, use and sale of the asset in the Trust. The initial term of a Fideicomiso is 50 years with renewal in increments of 50 years, indefinitely.
The beneficiary of the trust can be an individual, partners, trust or foreign corporation. Forming a Mexican Property Trust will take up to 60 days and is the specialty of many law firms with expertise in this area. Reputable real estate firms and banks in Mexico will understand how to guide you in getting a Fideicomiso Mexican Property Trust.
It is recommended that you purchase Title Insurance for all real estate transactions. Clear title is key to managing the risk with any purchase of property and can only be guaranteed with proper title searches by either a Mexican or U.S.A. title company.
For more information about renting or owning property in Baja California, visit AllAboutBaja.com.
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