Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto Adds Two New Island Tours (and Two New 20-Passenger APEX Inflatable Boats) to Guest Excursions

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Trips to Isla Coronado and Isla Danzante Scheduled Six Times a Week

The Islands of Loreto are an amazing site to explore and we couldn’t be happier to be able to provide these new tours to our guests. - Owen Perry, owner and president, Villa Group

The beauty of Isla Coronado and the majesty of Isla Danzante are now just a quick, ultra-smooth boat ride away for guests of Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, the newest member of Villa Group Resorts. Today the resort announced that it had received the necessary permits for the addition of guest excursions to both islands, which will be available to guests immediately.

The new excursions allow guests to explore these beautiful islands up close and personal aboard the resort’s new 20-passenger APEX inflatable boats, though the resort limits its tours to 12 guests and two crew members for maximum comfort.

Departing from downtown Loreto, the Isla Coronado tour provides amazing snorkeling opportunities along the area’s crystal blue water. Guests may even have a chance to see colonies of sea lions and dolphins, which have been known to swim along with the boats, often jumping for the cameras. The Isla Danzante tour departs from nearby Puerto Escondido, and takes guests to the region’s most iconic island, which features an amazing array of native plants, coral groups and a wide variety of marine species. Danzante is known as a great place to enjoy diving, hiking or just relaxing in the sun on what’s known as “Honeymoon Beach.”

Both the Coronado and Danzante tours are offered daily, except Sundays, and are priced at $70 USD for adults and $35 USD for children.

The addition of the new APEX inflatables for these tours comes on the heels of the resort’s launch of Mad Dash, the new Luhrs 320 Tournament boat the resort uses for half-day and full-day sportfishing excursions.

“The Islands of Loreto are an amazing site to explore and we couldn’t be happier to be able to provide these new tours to our guests,” said Owen Perry, owner and president, Villa Group. “There are so many activities for people visiting Loreto to enjoy and both Isla Coronado and Isla Danzante are not to be missed. There’s nowhere quite like them.”

With more than 100 miles of coastline, 300 sunny days a year and year-round surface temperatures averaging in the 80s, the 800-square-mile Loreto National Marine Park is water-lover’s paradise. More information on these new offerings can be found at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto’s activities website, http://www.myloretoexperience.com.

The Islands of Loreto, located on the east coast of the Baja California Peninsula on the Sea of Cortez, is known for its quiet beaches, scenic vistas, rich history and astounding natural habitats. The region caters to adventurous travelers looking to explore the many outdoor opportunities in addition to scuba diving, including snorkeling, hiking, and mountain biking, as well as people looking for a getaway where they can enjoy the beauty and authentic culture of the region without the commotion of heavily-trafficked Mexican destinations. The destination is fast becoming an alternative for travelers looking for a slower pace with all the options and amenities they have come to expect from a vacation in Mexico.

For reservations or additional information, please contact Premium Service at premiumservice(dot)vdpl(at)vgloreto(dot)com or call 866.209.0726, ext. 4005 from the U.S. or 855.440.5590, ext. 4005 from Canada. To learn more about Villa del Palmar, contact your preferred travel professional, visit http://www.villadelpalmarloreto.com/ or call the number above.

ABOUT VILLA DEL PALMAR AT THE ISLANDS OF LORETO
Baja’s First Million Star Resort
Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto is a self-contained destination resort on the Sea of Cortez, off the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula overlooking Danzante Island (one of five in the region). It features 181 new, spacious, beautifully appointed Deluxe Ocean View, one, two and three bedroom Suites with balcony or terrace, stunning ocean views, mountain views, outstanding restaurants, an attentive English-speaking staff, five swimming pools, a 39,000 square feet Spa, two tennis courts, beautiful beaches and a mild and warm climate year-round. The New York Times lists Loreto in its Top Ten Places to go in 2011. The travel article featuring The Islands of Loreto, Baja California South, Mexico ranked first among readers.

Guests can enjoy scuba and snorkeling tours in the protected Marine Park within the five prominent Loreto Islands, horseback riding, swimming, world-class fishing (catch a Dorado and bring it home to have a Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto chef prepare it for you), paddle boarding, kayaking, whale watching and mountain biking. With complimentary shuttle service, guests can explore the historic town at the Islands of Loreto and visit the 1697 mission that made the town famous. The area is also known for its wildlife, including the 900 species of fish off the coast and in an area that has been declared a World Heritage Site. Hotel perks include a spa and fitness center, massages, salsa dance lessons and movie nights for children.

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