Pre Trip Information: Loreto, Mexico


PRE-TRIP INFORMATION – LORETO, MEXICO

Dear swimmer!
We look forward to seeing you soon on our swimming trip to Loreto, Mexico. Your guides for this trip will be Kate Steels and Ana Mendez with the local boat pilots. You can contact Kate (+447830938390 – text, whatsapp) or Ana (+5215524381976 – text, whatsapp) or us at +1 408 634 6633 (text, call, whatsapp).

Meeting Time-Place:

6.00 pm on the 1st day of the trip at the Hotel Santa Fe conference room (next to the pool area on the ground floor). 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 the Loreto town and Santa Fe 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 from the airport to town is $21 Usd. You can share this cost with others in the car. On the way back to the airport the rate is cheaper (around $15 Usd). Taxis in Loreto town are cheaper to use.

You can request an airport pick-up via the Hotel Santa Fe (at least 72 hours prior to arrival): Loreto Airport Transportation | Hotel Santa Fe Loreto Mexico

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 Santa Fe 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 (cash or using Paypal or Venmo). The boat crew and Strel 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.

e) Use bottled water in Mexico including at the hotel. The shop is around the corner attached to the hotel. 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. https://www.strel-swimming.com/my-account/

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!


Recommended Sun Cream + Jelly / Sea Lice repellent: https://www.safesea.store/

Recommended Restaurants in Loreto:

Orlando’s Restaurante
Claudias Margaritas Loreto
Mi Loreto
Alma del Sur
La Palapa
El Zopilote Brewery & Cocina
Los Mandiles de Santa Lucía
Buena Vida Restaurant Bar
Giggling Dolphin Restaurant
Coffee in town: La route Coffee & Bikes

Body massage and treatments at SPA Las Flores in Loreto center. All Strel Swimming guests shall have a 15% discount for bookings. Please ask them.