Summer Fun at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto

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Experience Loreto Package Offers Travelers a Chance to Explore the Best of the Islands of Loreto

Explore Loreto with the perfect summer vacation package from Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto.

Whether by land or sea this summer, explore the best of Mexico’s hidden gem, Villa del Palmar at the magical Islands of Loreto, the newest member of Villa Group Resorts and Baja’s first million-star resort.

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto is offering fun for the whole family with a special package that has something for everyone. The “Explore Loreto” package is great for adventure-minded families and couples, with opportunities to hike, bike and swim the Islands of Loreto, a surefire way to make lasting memories this summer.

With a four-day, five-night stay in a Deluxe Ocean View Studio, families can relax by the resort’s turtle-shaped pool or embark on a paddleboard and kayaking tour around the islands, greeting dolphins, whales and sea lions along the way.

Another highlight is snorkeling in the indigo waters of the Sea of Cortez, which explorer Jacques Cousteau dubbed the “Aquarium of the World.” Families can have close encounters with nearly 5,000 sea creatures, including 1,000 species of reef-dwelling and migratory fish, in addition to soft corals, mollusks, mother-of-pearl, starfish, sea urchins, leatherback sea turtles, and more.

In addition to the snorkeling session in Danzante Bay, the package includes two SCUBA diving lessons. There’s no better place to learn how to SCUBA dive than in the lush underwater playground of a United Nation’s World Heritage Site and the second largest National Marine Park. The area offers divers an unspoiled, world-class view of the goings-on under the sea.

Other opportunities to “Explore Loreto” include bike and hiking tours, offering panoramic views of the majestic Sierra de la Giganta mountain range and pristine Danzante Bay. Get centered with yoga on the beach, mountainside or even in the comfort of a private terrace, or enjoy being pampered at the 39,000-square-foot Sabila Spa with a $25 credit to put toward spa services.

A guided tour of downtown Loreto will immerse travelers in Baja culture with a walk through handcraft alley and a tour of the Mission of our Lady of Loreto, which is considered the starting point from where the Jesuit monks went out to evangelize the new American territory.

The addition of a 7,400-yard Rees Jones-designed golf course, opening Fall 2015, will overlook the breathtaking Danzante Bay and the Sea of Cortez, offering travelers another avenue through which to explore the region.

For children ages 5 through 12, the resort’s Kid’s Club offers a full day of fun, with activities like sand castle building, Mexico handcraft making, cooking lessons, nature walks, shell hunting, and more.

The Explore Loreto package is available for travel between now and October 8, 2015, if booked by October 4, 2015, and costs $540 per person, based on double occupancy.

A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Loreto was listed in the New York Times’ Top Ten Places to Go in 2011. The travel article featuring The Islands of Loreto, Baja California South, Mexico ranked first among readers. Likewise, the resort’s 39,000 square-foot Sabila Spa and Wellness Center also earned accolades, coming in at number six on Spafinder’s Top 10 list of spas to visit in Mexico, in 2013. The resort is also currently named the 16th best resort in Mexico by Trip Advisor and a nominee for “Mexico’s Leading Beach Resort” in the 2015 World Travel Awards. Voting is available though August 9, and can be cast here: http://www.worldtravelawards.com/vote-for-villa-del-palmar-at-the-islands-of-loreto-2015.

For resort reservations or additional information, please contact the resort at reservaciones.vdpl(at)vgloreto(dot)com or call 800.790.4187. To learn more about Villa del Palmar, visit http://www.villadelpalmarloreto.com.

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 luxury destination resort on the Sea of Cortez, off the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula overlooking Danzante Island (one of five in the region). Flanked by the rugged Sierra de la Giganta range, the Villa del Palmar is the first and only resort to occupy one of the Gulf of California's last virgin coastlines. The resort features 181 new, spacious, beautifully appointed Deluxe Ocean View, one, two and three bedroom Suites with terraces and stunning ocean and mountain views, three restaurants offering gourmet dining, an attentive English-speaking staff, five swimming pools, a 39,000 square-foot Sabila Spa and Wellness Center, two tennis courts, beautiful beaches, a private beachfront Danzante Bungalow and a mild and warm climate year-round. The 7,400-yard Rees Jones-designed Danzante Bay golf course opening October 2015 will offer a challenging, yet friendly course that works with the natural beauty and serenity of the surrounding environment.

Guests can enjoy PADI-certified SCUBA diving lessons and snorkeling tours in the protected indigo waters that explorer Jacques Cousteau once dubbed the “Aquarium of the World.” Outdoor adventurers can also experience tours of the nearby Coronado, Danzante and Del Carmen Islands atop an inflatable APEX boat, as well as swimming, world-class fishing aboard the “Mad Dash” tournament boat, 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. Travelers can take a short flight from LAX on Alaska Airlines or from Calgary, Canada aboard WestJet, Canada’s most-preferred airline, to the Islands of Loreto.

For additional information on events, amenities, or availability call 800.790.4187 or visit http://www.villadelpalmarloreto.com. Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings by finding us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/villadelpalmarattheislandsofloreto) or Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter as @VilladelPalmarL

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