The handicraft stores of Loreto offer, without a doubt, beautiful pieces of art decorated with poignant representations of the surrounding area and ancient local customs. Most of the skillfully crafted pieces on display in Loreto are made out of seashells and conches, however stone, ceramics, wood and metal are also often used by the artisans.
Loreto is also home to many art galleries where impressive paintings and sculptures by the most talented artists are on display and can be purchased by visitors as well. On the whole, the majority of stores are located in downtown Loreto and many accept credit cards and travelers checks as well as cash.
On the corner of Salvatierra and Misioneros streets, travelers will find a lovely little colonial-style house called La Casa de la Abuela (Grandma's House). This property, built out of adobe and wood, as well as other materials traditionally used by loretanos in the past, displays a great variety of attractive handicrafts, ranging from educational wooden toys for kids, to fine Mexican leather clothing and accessories.
Surreal figures made of paper mache; beautiful silver jewelry with precious stones and wooden and hand forged iron sculptures can all be found at El Alacran. This locale has its own art gallery, where paintings and photos of local artists can be viewed and bought.
This fantastic store sells handicrafts from all over Mexico. Come and see the colorful assortment of 100% Mexican handmade pieces of art, such as aromatic candles, stone sculptures, carved wooden figurines, Talavera pottery and many other types of ceramics and textiles from every corner of the country.
Lunenoma specializes in small pieces of art created by local craftsmen. The originality and talent gone into making these beautiful necklaces and bracelets of threaded shells is worth mentioning and you should also definitely take the time to take a look at Lunenoma's gorgeous collection of gems, which are also on sale and make the perfect souvenir.
Located on Salvatierra Street, Silver Desert offers the most exclusive sterling silver jewelry in Loreto. Rings, pendants, earrings, as well as necklaces and even key rings are offered in this luxury boutique.
El Vesubio is an appealing store on Paseo Madero where you can purchase a whole host of intriguing souvenirs. The most beautiful and representative handicrafts of Mexico can be purchased here, so you can decorate your living and dining room "Loreto" style. The rustic wooden furniture as well as the forged iron, combined with carved wooden sculptures you can purchase here will make you the envy of your neighborhood!
Deportes Blazer is a sports equipment store, selling everything you could need to enjoy all the aquatic and land based activities on offer inLoreto. A wide variety of fishing rods, hooks and bait, as well as snorkeling and diving gear, goggles, swimsuits and even beach and pool toys are available at Deportes Blazer.