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.

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

Adult Trip to Loreto

Join us on the yearly adult trip to our beautiful sister city Loreto, BCS, Mexico.

Depart Sunday Oct 23  and return on Thursday Oct 27th.
Round trip from LAX to Loreto (LTO) is $366 on Alaska Airlines. We have a block of 30 seats, which are fulling up fast. Some of the planned activities are:

  • Joining in the celebration  of Loreto’s 319th anniversary on October 25th.
  • Sampling international cuisine at The Taste of Loreto on October 26th

For more information call George Barks at 310.379.2538