Pre Trip Information: Loreto-La Mision, Mexico


Dear swimmer!
We look forward to seeing you soon on our swimming trip to Loreto, Mexico. Your guides for this trip will be Todd Erickson and Nancy Erickson with local boat pilots. You can contact them at +12103795170 (call, text, whatsapp).

Meeting Time-Place:

6.00 pm on the 1st day of the trip at the Hotel La Mision lobby. If you arrive late please let us know and we will leave you our briefing notes at the reception.
Google map location

Finish Time-Place:

Last day of the trip at 10.00 am in Loreto.

Travel Info:

Please feel free to contact each other regarding travel times and arrivals.

1) Loreto Airport is only 10 min away from Loreto town and the hotel. Local taxis are widely available at the airport and in town and you can pay in Mexican pesos or US dollars. On average the rate for the one-way drive is between 250-300 pesos.

You can request an airport pick-up via the hotel La Mision (at least 72 hours prior to arrival)

2) Should you travel via La Paz, there are several local buses daily between La Paz and Loreto. You buy a ticket on location.

Additional nights:
If you require additional nights’ accommodation while in Loreto, you can contact hotel La Mision and see if they have rooms available. Otherwise, there are other accommodation options in Loreto town.

Important information:
a) Some nationals may require a visa to enter Mexico. Please check this if you need one.

b) Have some pocket money in either US dollars or Mexican pesos for evening meals and tipping. The boat crew (and guides) are usually tipped at the end of the trip. ATMs are available in town to withdraw cash.

c)  Items to bring: All you need for swimming plus, Towel, Aqua Shoes, Drinking Water Bottle marked with YOUR NAME on it. You will bring it on the boat daily. Icebox is available. We have for you our complimentary silicone swim caps. Should you require fins, masks and swimming tow floats please bring these with you.

d) We also ask you to bring a face mask (covering) should this be required to wear while on your trip (or getting there).

e) Use bottled water in Mexico including at the hotel. The shop is around the corner. Our boats have large flasks to refill your drinking bottles while out at sea.

f) Please have your travel health insurance copy (or upload it onto our website) with you.

We hope you all enjoy our Loreto-Mexican swimming adventure! Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.

The warm Sea of Cortez is waiting for you!

Some recommended restaurants in Loreto that we have visited

Mi Loreto
Orlando’s Restaurante
La Palapa
El Zopilote Brewery & Cocina
Pepegina’s Restaurant & Pizza
Buena Vida Restaurant Bar
Giggling Dolphin Restaurant
Coffee in town: La route Coffee & Bikes

Covid-19 testing sites in Loreto town
Should you need a negative Covid-19 test result prior to returning to your home country, please see the below links:

1) Sadat Laboratorios (Loreto town, close to the hotel on the right, $20 USD – 400 Mx)
Blvd. Salvatierra, esq. Herreros
23880 Loreto, B.C.S.
Ph: +52 613 141 0105 (also whatsapp)
Open: 7am-6pm (MON-SAT). Sunday: 7am-2pm
Google map

2) Laboratorios Nuñez (Loreto town, $30 USD)
Paseo Nicolas Tamaral Sn, Centro
23880 Loreto, B.C.S., Mexico
Tel: +526131350191
PDF: Covid-19 testing-lab in Loreto, Mexico!

3) Laboratorios Medelab (Loreto town, $30 USD)
+52 613 135 2797

4) Laquimia (Loreto town, $50 USD).
Laquimia at Baja California Sur
Calle pueblito loc. 3 entre independencia s/n col. centro
Loreto, BCS, 23880
Mon – Fri : 05:00 pm – 12:30 am
Sat – Sun : Closed
Phone: +52 613 129 7091

Best regards and safe travels,

Strel Swimming Team