Costa Introduces New Loreto, Palapa Sport Metal Styles

Daytona Beach, Fla. –  Nestled next to the Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur, Mexico, lies the town of Loreto, a sport fisherman’s haven. While anglers may come for the fishing, they stay for the area’s rich culture, colonial history, and incredible views seen from under the thatched roofs of a Mexican beach palapa.

Costa’s new hybrid sport metal, Loreto, honors its namesake with laidback style. It features a medium fit aviator frame shape, built with quality Monel® metal, integral hinges and durable nylon arms. Optically adjustable no-slip silicone nose pads, and hypoallergenic rubberized temple tips offer a “forget-they’re-on” fit. Frame colors include palladium with white temples, gunmetal with black temples, rose gold, and gunmetal with crystal temples.

A second new sport metal style, Palapa, features a smaller, square-shape lightweight frame. It also offers optically adjustable no-slip silicone nose pads and integral hinges for a durable, comfortable fit. Frame colors include palladium, gunmetal, rose gold, and the new palladium with crystal red temples.

Both Loreto and Palapa can be customized in a full array of Costa’s patented color enhancing polarized 580G™ or 580P™ lenses. The styles, which feature a six-base lens curve, can also be fitted with Costa Rx lens technology.

Costa’s 580 lens technology selectively filters out harsh yellow and harmful high-energy ultraviolet blue light. Filtering yellow light enhances reds, blues and greens, and produces better contrast and definition while reducing glare and eye fatigue. Absorbing high-energy blue light cuts haze, producing greater visual clarity and sharpness. Lens color options include: gray, copper, amber, blue mirror, green mirror and silver mirror.

“Loreto and Palapa are sharp-looking styles built to enjoy life on the water,” said Chas MacDonald, president of Costa. “They’re lightweight but strong, smaller but sturdy, and ready take on whatever adventure you can throw at them.”

Loreto and Palapa start at $199, and are available online at, and at authorized Costa retail partners.