InMexico’s Best Places to Live: Loreto Bay

In Baja, Live by Suzanne Koch

Off-the-grid living takes on true meaning in Loreto Bay, a master-planned community of 700 homes nestled between the Sea of Cortez and Sierra de la Gigante mountain range on the Baja Peninsula on the Gulf of California. While the area is still relatively undiscovered (think Cabo or Punta Mita 15 years ago), those looking to make it home will find a vibrant, family-friendly lifestyle. The community is just eight minutes from the international airport and 10 minutes from the town of Loreto. Its unique pedestrian-style village makes getting around extremely convenient, with a number of restaurants, shops, spas and services all within walking distance.

The community of Loreto Bay is made up of small clusters of homes built around communal green spaces with large fountains, beautiful gardens and seating areas. Each individual home is designed around an interior courtyard with gardens and water features. Homes are offered in a variety of sizes and all are built and designed with sustainability in mind, something Loreto Bay prides itself on. On top of boasting their own recycling program, its residents don’t even need a car. Gas-powered vehicles are only allowed on the main street, while the community remains golf cart-, bike- and walking-friendly. Since there’s so much within Loreto Bay, there’s not much reason to leave. There’s even weekly farmers’ markets and community-supported agriculture programs for fresh produce and products. Whether buyers are looking to purchase a second home or simply invest, offered rental programs provide added flexibility.

Residents will find a very active, unique lifestyle waiting for them with amenities encouraging outdoor exploration. Perks include community pools, an 18-hole golf course, hiking and fitness classes like yoga, Zumba, bootcamp and Pilates. There’s also the opportunity for snorkeling, paddle boarding and kayaking, plus boat trips to nearby islands with white beaches and turquoise waters. The community’s great location means boats can pick up residents right on Loreto Bay’s beach. 

While Loreto may still be flying under the radar, a few nearby developments offer exciting additions to the area. Just 10 minutes south of Loreto Bay is a new marina project, Waicuri Puerto Escondido. Travel another five minutes south to reach the new Villa Del Palmar development, home to a resort and world-class TPC Danzante Bay golf course. 

Homes starting in the low $200,000s.

For the full list of InMexico’s Best Places to Live 2019 in Baja, click here.

This article originally appeared in the 2019 Fall/Winter issue of InMexico Magazine.

Share this article