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jennifer rose

Mar 6, 2008, 5:26 PM

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Loreto - Mexico's New Frontier

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http://www.nytimes.com/....html?ref=realestate


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morgaine7


Mar 6, 2008, 5:37 PM

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Re: [jennifer rose] Loreto - Mexico's New Frontier

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Thanks Jennifer. I'll repost this on my Baja forum if it's not there already. Many people in the Loreto area doubt that the water plan is sustainable for the scope of the project.

Kate


tonyburton


Mar 6, 2008, 6:21 PM

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Re: [jennifer rose] Loreto - Mexico's New Frontier

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Not to blow my own trumpet, but see also this month's feature article on Mexico Connect:
which apart from anything else, has a much better map...
http://mexconnected.com/...icles/loretobay.html,
However, it's always nice to see that the New York Times follows where Mexico Connect leads!

For more about the Loreto region and its attractions, see also http://mexconnected.com/...articles/loreto.html, the first in a series of Baja travel articles that Mexico Connect will publish in the coming months.

Enjoy!


Marlene / Moderator


Mar 7, 2008, 10:02 AM

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Re: [tonyburton] Loreto - Mexico's New Frontier

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Thanks so much, Tony!


RonMader


Mar 18, 2008, 11:59 PM

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Re: [jennifer rose] Loreto - Mexico's New Frontier

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Greetings, all. I hadn't realized there was a 'North Pacific' branch to the forum so I was pleased to see a message I had posted in the general branch had been moved here.

I read with interest the MC feature on Loreto Bay as I am a fan of Tony Burton's writings, but I came away unconvinced that this program is truly green. Too many quotes from developers, not enough independent evaluation. I don't want to knock this completely, but this development project deserves more scrutiny.


tonyburton


Mar 23, 2008, 6:00 PM

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I couldn't agree more! Loreto Bay is a work in progress and it will be very interesting to see how the entire undertaking develops, but it is certainly a major step up (environmentally speaking) from most coastal developments in Mexico completed to date.


RonMader


Mar 23, 2008, 6:20 PM

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Re: [tonyburton] Loreto - Mexico's New Frontier

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Can it really be a step up in progress if it doesn't include local participation? The development seems to continue the top-down model. I think this is another Huatulco, some good ideas but without the local input.

Maybe the new frontier would be asking locals what they want and working with them to make that work.

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tonyburton


Mar 23, 2008, 6:46 PM

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I don't think it is anything like Huatulco. The developers of Loreto Bay (where there were no locals) appear to be doing plenty to ensure that a good chunk of revenue goes directly to projects to help nearby Loreto achieve pretty much whatever that town wants, starting with sports teams and a major hospital upgrade. I agree, though, that's it too early to judge or evaluate Loreto Bay fully, so time will tell.


rogerj1


Mar 1, 2009, 10:45 PM

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What a difference 1 year makes. Loreto Bay has changed hands and sales have cooled off a bunch. This project has been the source of heated debate on the Baja Nomad board. Many believe that much of the claims of sustainability are simple marketing hype. There was also a link posted recently from an unofficial homeowners site speaking about some of the concerns home buyers have about the project.
 
 
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