Are there beaches nearby?
The local beach is located north of Sukasa past the marina
about 3 blocks. The beach has semi-dark coarse sand. There
are a few palapas for shade, but no other services. The water
is safe for swimming, but we do recommend water shoes in case
you uncover a "sly" stingray in the sand. Remember,
Loreto is not as "touristy" as some other well known
Baja beach resort destinations. Nearby Coronado Island has
a beautiful white sand beach as well as numerous coves found
around Carmen Island. You can hire a "panga" and
captain to take you on the Coronado tour or to show you other
"secret spots". South of Loreto is Juncalito Beach
( approx 20 min) and Ensenada Blanca (approx 30 min). There
is also a great beach located in Nopolo at the Inn at Loreto
How do we get from the airport to Sukasa?
There are taxis waiting at the aiport upon your arrival. Loreto
International is very small and you will have no problem getting
a ride. The cost should be no more than $20.00. If you prefer,
we can arrange a more personal "airport pickup"
where you will be greeted and personally escorted to your
hotel by one of Loreto's transportation companies.
Are there restaurants and food stores nearby?
Yes, there are numerous wonderful restaurants within walking
distance of Sukasa. The closest of many neighborhood markets
is located two blocks behind us and the main market, El Pescador,
is located on the main street( Ave.Salvatierra) at the stop
light-about a 10-15 minute walk from our property.
Do the bungalows have a TV?
Each unit has a small tv with only a few Spanish stations. Ask management for a DVD if you want to watch your movies.
What about telephone or internet service?
The bungalows do not have a telephone. There are two internet
cafes with within walking distance. The one next to Cafe Ole'
has Wi-Fi for laptops. We suggest you purchase a phone card
for your long distance and local calls to use from the public
telephones. Make sure you get the plastic card from "Telmex".
You can purchase them from many stores starting at 50 pesos.
We do have wi-fi for your lap top.
Is smoking allowed?
There is no smoking in the units or on the property. We ask
our clients to be considerate of those that don't smoke and
smoke outside the property. Muchas gracias!
Do you allow pets?
We have a very strict pet policy. Occasionally, we allow small
dogs but our canine "guests" will be approved upon
an individual basis. If you are traveling with your pet, let
us know at the time of your inquiry.
Is the area quiet?
Typically, the "malecon" or waterfront is tranquil
and peaceful. However, being right on the water does draw
both tourists and local residents. On Friday and Saturday
nights, the local pastime is to "cruise the malecon"
in their cars, playing music and having a few cervezas. Festivals
at the marina, team championships, and Quinceaneras throughout
town, are vigorously celebrated by the Loretanos and foreign
residents alike that enjoy participating in these traditional
events. There are bars in the area that may obtain late night
permits to play music until early morning hours during holidays
and special celebrations.
Is it necessary to exchange currency?
Are credit cards accepted? US dollars are accepted everywhere
in town. We suggest you exchage some dollars for pesos at
the bank. The exchange rate at the bank will be better than
some of the local establishments. The ATM will also give you
pesos when you make a withdrawal with your ATM card from your
home bank. There are numerous restaurants and shops that don't
accept credit cards.
What are the bungalow kitchens like?
There is a refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker,
and a double electric burner. Basic plates, glasses,eating
and cooking utensils, and pots/pans are provided. There is
also a BBQ on the premises. The casita has a full kitchen
with a stove/oven.
Do you provide maid service?
There is no daily maid or laundry service. Trash will be emptied daily. Weekly guests will have sheets and towels changed once a week. If you need extra towels, just let us know. We have beach towels for you to use.
Do you have a pool?
Is the water safe to drink?
The city water is safe and many residents drink right from
the tap. We use it for cooking, bathing and brushing teeth.
However, we prefer bottled water for drinking and ice.