For reservations call the Vagabundos Club Office at (800) 47-4-BAJA (2252).

The Club has a charming 2-story casa for rent in the cozy eight-unit El Palmar complex around a central swimming pool. Numerous palm trees lend a tropical atmosphere. There is secure parking for small vehicles within the exterior fence.

The casa has two bedrooms, one being in the loft, sleeping a maximum of six people. There is a full bath downstairs and a full bath in the loft. Full kitchen, dining room, living room and patio. The rent is $80 per night for Vagabundo members for up to four people $90 per night for five and $100 per night for six. Non-members are welcome to rent at $120 per night for up to four people $130 per night for five and $140 per night for six.. There is a one week minimum and a two week maximum, with the opportunity for extension if vacant.

The location is close to central Loreto, with fine restaurants, shops, grocery store and other tourist-oriented businesses. It is also close to the waterfront on the Sea of Cortez. The Loreto Mission, the first of the missions in all of the Californias, and an adjoining museum is only two blocks away.

Loreto has an international airport and many taxi cabs. Fishing in the Loreto Bay National Marine Park can be exceptional for migratory dorado, yellowtail, sailfish, marlin, and many other resident species. Diving around the nearyby islands is very popular, as is kayaking and viewing several species of whales. Pangas can be chartered for a delightful day picnicking and snorkeling on a lovely white-sand beach with several adjoining reefs and numerous tropical fish. Several businesses cater to these activities.

Fascinating side trips can be made to Puerto Escondido to the south and the village of San Javier high in the Sierra de La Giganta to the west. Nopolo a few miles south of Loreto has a fine golf course and a tennis complex.

The San Javier Mission high in the Sierra de La Giganta west of Loreto and the beach and reefs on Coronado Island provide a great day’s outing.