Loreto Celebrates Added Lift From WestJet

Westerners will have an easier time to get to Loreto as WestJet will offer weekly nonstop seasonal service from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Baja Sur Loreto starting Nov. 3. Flights can be booked through

Running through April 26, the nonstop flights will operate once a week and depart Calgary  at 10:25 AM local time and arrive in Loreto by 1:25 pm local time. The returning flight will depart Loreto at 2:30 PM local time and arrive back in Calgary at 7:27pm local time.

The flight times allow for additional time for same day connecting flights from across Canada.

Jesus Ordoñez, general director of Visit Baja Sur, said: “We are truly excited to work with WestJet in getting more West Coast Canadians to visit Loreto,” “We want Canadians to learn about this incredible destination, with its culture, traditions and unique experiences.”

Mexico continues to be a popular winter getaway destination for Canadians looking to escape the winter weather and Baja Sur Loreto is excited to share more of its local charm that has led to it being called one of Mexico’s best kept secrets.

Situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California, the state of Baja California Sur covers the southern half of the Baja Peninsula. As the state’s original capital, Loreto is recognized as the first settlement in Baja California Sur.

With the tagline “300 Years Old and Still Undiscovered,” Loreto is located on the Loreto National Marine Park, home to over 800 marine life species.

The city is known for being one of the best places in the world for whale watching. Around the mountains of Loreto, visitors can learn about prehistoric tribes who called the area home.

The Sierra de la Giganta is home to ancient cave paintings and rock carvings that are protected  Most local accommodations are independent family-owned hotel properties, which allows guests to better connect with the locals and learn more about Loreto’s rich history.

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