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WestJet adds cultural gem to its Baja California Sur flight plans

"Magic Town" Loreto is gateway to magnificent Sea of Cortez adventures

In February WestJet launched a new, seasonal, non-stop weekly service between Calgary and Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Known for its spectacular desert scenery and vast array of eco-tourism activities, Loreto (LTO) is WestJet's eighth destination in Mexico. The airline also serves Cabo San Lucas, Cancun (and the Mayan Rivera), Cozumel, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Manzanillo, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta with a total of more than 120 flights per week during the peak winter travel season.

Situated on the Sea of Cortez, Loreto was the first Spanish settlement on the Baja California Peninsula and served as the capital of Las Californias from 1697 to 1777.

Mexico's tourism agency has bestowed Loreto with its "Magic Town" designation, promoting places notable for natural beauty, cultural riches and historical relevance.

Offshore UNESCO has designated Loreto Bay National Marine Park and its surrounding area a World Heritage Site.

South of Loreto, The Villa Group has built their latest resort, Villa del Palmar Loreto, with an 18-hole golf course, designed by Rees Jones, set to open in October.

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