Getting There


Private Charter flights: A complete Laguna San Ignacio whale watching package includes an escorted shuttle transport from Hotel Hacienda in San Diego, CA to Tijuana airport where a private charter plane takes you directly to Laguna San Ignacio. San Ignacio Whale Safari.

Commercial Flights to Loreto: Options to fly into Loreto are limited, but Alaska offers direct flights daily from Los Angeles.  From Loreto, we can help arrange ground transportation to Laguna San Ignacio.  Please see TRIPS section for dates of available shared transport to/from Loreto. We are investigating flights from Loreto airport to Laguna San Ignacio, ask us if you’re interested. .

  • From Los Angeles: Alaska Airlines has non-stop flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Loreto (LTO).
  • Within Mexico – Fly from Los Cabos, Tijuana, La Paz, or other airports within México to Loreto Volaris and Aerocalafia.


Shared Charter Van with Chofer – Not excited about taking a bus? Private transport is a bit costly for small groups. Join a scheduled departure date to share the costs of private transportation with another couple or family. Check our TRIPS section for dates.

Road trip – Fly into Loreto, La Paz or San Jose del Cabo and rent a car. The lagoon is about an hour from San Ignacio town, a desert oasis founded as an 18th century mission.  Loreto is about four hours south-east and the picturesque drive takes you through the French-founded mining town of Santa Rosalia and through Sea of Cortez coastal towns such as Mulege. We can help you arrange side trips to see ancient cave paintings, the Spanish mission in San Javier, or blue whale watching trips from Loreto. La Paz is about 4 hours south of Loreto and offers many more flight options. Enjoy the colonial feel of this growing town and don’t miss your chance to snorkel with friendly sea lions and hundreds of tropical fish, see whales and birds and hike the UNESCO World Heritage site on a day trip to Isla Espiritu Santo. San Jose del Cabo offers the most diverse array of flight options and is only 2.5 hours from La Paz. Let us help you plan an ultimate Baja exploration on your way to the Laguna San Ignacio.

Driving Directions from Loreto to Laguna San Ignacio on Google Maps

Chofer Transportation from San Ignacio Town – For transportation from San Ignacio to the lagoon, inquire within Dago’s Internet Café on the town square for transportation schedule; prices for transportation from town  average $20/person or $120/van with capacity of 8. Local telephone to Dago’s: MX 615 154 0449

First-Class BusABC bus line from Tijuana, a luxury bus companies, offering a movie, air conditioning, and reclining seats.

Map (click to view on Google Maps)

Google Map of Laguna San Ignacio

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