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El Santuario Eco-Retreat Center- Loreto

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Loreto, Mexico
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80 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

We caught a nice Cubera snapper that morning and my buddy Augie recommended the place. Great atmosphere and service. The chefs were incredible. The fish was prepared three ways and served with potatoes, salad, fresh vegetables, rice, beans and an awesome dinner salad. The margaritas were "over the top" good. The seating is right on the beachfront and the pricing... More 

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Seattle
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2008

My husband and 2 sons, 10 &12yo, stayed at El Santuario for 4 nights &5 days. We stayed in a yurt. This place is a slice of undisturbed heaven. We kayaked everyday, first in and around the bay and then out to the nearby islands. The snorkelling was excellent. We hiked the hills at the south end of the bay... More 

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Llano, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2007

For years our family camped out on the isolated bay of Ensenada Blanca. We fell in love with the gentle waves, stellar scenery, and the sense that we had that the world was still and at peace. We were skeptical when we discovered that Bill and Denise had built an ecological retreat on the beach. Please know that this is... More 

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Escondido, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2007

My husband and I have returned time and again to this enchanted spot. If you're looking for room service, air-conditioning, and gift shops, look elsewhere. But if you love to fall asleep to the soft sound of the tide, if you love to kayak and snorkel in a pristine bay in the beautiful Sea of Cortez, then this place is... More 

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Carlsbad, CA
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2007

This is truly a sanctuary, a quiet corner of heaven far from the madding crowds. Set on the beautiful bay at Ensenada Blanca, about 25 miles south of Loreto, El Santuario is the perfect place to swim, snorkel, beachcomb, hike the mountains, walk the beach, or just cool your jets. Our little cabin (casita) was right on the beach. We... More 

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3 Thank BajaLovers
Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2007

We loved this beautiful little resort. The little cabanas are right on the beach. They are nicely decorated. We were there for the big Halloween party. Great fun. We are coming back in spring for sure. Ute and Andreas

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2007

My wife and I stayed for a week in December, 2005. Every aspect of our stay in this small eco-resort exceeded our expectations. El Santuario is located on a beautiful beach on a cove off the Gulf of California, about 30 miles south of Loreto in Baja. The resort is ecologically responsible and even has composting toilets and photovoltaic electricity.... More 

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4 Thank CACal
San Ignacio, Baja California Sur
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2007

I knew we would all be exhausted after I picked my daughter and her children up at the Loreto airport and I wanted a place we could relax immediately. I was so pleased as we followed the directions to Santuario along the tiniest road and through a small Mexican village. My grandchildren were enthralled and helped find the track and... More 

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Topanga, CA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2007

We've visited this eco-resort twice, once in 2004 and again January 2007, for a week each time. El Santuario is a truly unique place to spend time with nature, yourself and your family. We swam, snorkeled, paddled kayaks, hiked, built sandcastles, read, lolled... and gazed open-mouthed at the undisturbed beauty of this fragile ecosystem. One day, they arranged for a... More 

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2 Thank riverday
MA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2007

My daughter and I stayed here for 10 days while the rest of the family was dealing with blizzards in Massachusetts. To this very day I can call up memories of our stay at El Santuario and they evoke an inner sense of peace, warmth and well being in me. First of all, the location is simply outstanding; a short... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
National Park and Marine Protected Area. Snorkeling, swimming, freediving, boat rides, kayaking, hiking, nature trails by mule, trail-running, wildlife photography, bird-watching, yoga, meditation, massage, painting and poetry;the most natural place to begin the journey you choose. Located halfway down the peninsula of Baja, Mexico, south of Loreto, set in the shadow of the Sierra Giganta mountain range we sit in one of the most beautiful bays if not the most beautiful in the region. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Santuario Eco-Retreat Center- Loreto

Address: Ensenada Blanca | 25 miles South of Loreto, Loreto, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Loreto
Price Range: $101 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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