Hermosa Beach Sister City Association

In 1967 Hermosa Beach formed a "sister city" relationship with the city of Loreto, in Baja California Sur, Mexico. The Hermosa Beach Sister City Association (HBSCA) was thus formed. This serene, picturesque fishing village is located on the Sea of Cortez in Baja California. Over the years, the HBSCA has forged a very close bond with Loreto and its citizens. With assistance and guidance from the HBSCA. Loreto has vastly improved the quality of life for its residence and created many opportunities for its citizens. HBSCA is a United States Congressional recognized program.

Group Trip to Loreto – 2017

Join us on the yearly group / all members trip to our beautiful sister city Loreto, BCS, Mexico.

SAVE THE DATES – From October 22nd to 27th, 2017

  • Join in the celebration  of Loreto’s 320th anniversary on October 25th.
  • Celebrate 50 years of the Sister Cities alliance between Hermosa Beach and Loreto
  • Sampling international cuisine at The Taste of Loreto on October 26th

For more information call George Barks at 310.379.2538

Cinco de Mayo Annual Funraiser


Join us for the annual Tri Cities Sister Cities fundraiser on Sunday, May 21, 2017.  This fundraiser will be held  at the famous Ortega 120 restaurant in Redondo Beach. Address: 1814 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Phone:(310) 792-4120

Live music, tasty margaritas, and a silent auction helped raise spirits and funds for the sister city program which facilitates the student exchanges for each beach city.  Hermosa Beach’s sister city is Loreto, Manhattan Beach’s sister city is Santa Rosalia, and Redondo Beach has the cities of  La Paz and Ensenada.  Purchase tickets on-line or at the door.

Purchase Tickets Here

Hermosa – Loreto Sister City Programs

Student Cultural Exchange Program
Established in 1974 Hermosa Beach and Loreto have had an ongoing student exchange programs between 7th and 8th grade students.

Flyer for the 2017 student exchange program: hbsca_exchange_2017

Paramedic, Fire and Medical Programs
Established in 1999, HBSCA sponsored paramedic and fire fighter training to the bomberos of Loreto.  Today it is a highly recognized model program throughout Baja California.

Educational funding
Teach-the-teacher courses on environmental education
Classroom supplies
Computer labs

Children health and welfare support to the local DIF program in Loreto