Reel in an Adventure of a Lifetime with Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto’s First Annual Fishing Tournament

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Experience world-class fishing in the Aquarium of the World during the resort’s first fishing tournament

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto to host first fishing and golf tournament

Where else can you play a round of golf amidst calming island and mountain views, and then fish in a pristine National Marine Park? - Owen Perry, co-owner and president of Villa Group

Villa del Palmar is calling all anglers to grab their rods and reel in an incredible World-Class adventure during Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto’s first annual fishing tournament for a chance to compete for a $5,000 prize.

Situated along the Sea of Cortez, otherwise known as “The Aquarium of the World,” the area is known for its calm indigo waters and impeccable conditions for year-round sport fishing. Boasting nearly 1,000 species of fish, the Islands of Loreto offers guests of all fishing levels the chance to hook their next big catch, including Striped Marlin, Yellow Fin Tuna, Grouper and Dorado.

In addition, the nearly 800-square-mile Loreto National Marine Park is a protected World Heritage Site, which means there are limits on the size and power of boats that traverse the area’s waters, keeping pollution from watercraft to a minimum. In addition, no commercial fishing is allowed, so a wide range of species of marine life can multiply in abundance, making the area a fisherman’s paradise.

From June 29 through July 2, Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto’s Dorado Fishing Tournament offers an opportunity to catch Dorado, also known as Mahi Mahi, during its prime season in what is considered the Dorado capital of the world. Registrants will also tee off at the new Rees Jones-designed Danzante Bay Golf Course for an inaugural golf tournament on Thursday, June 30, followed by two days of fishing.

With an entry fee of $2,000 per team (up to four members), participants will receive a kick-off cocktail reception at the resort, an entry into a two-day fishing tournament with a shotgun start, an entry into the one-day golf tournament, a tournament polo shirt and cap, and a seat at the awards celebration dinner. First-place fishing tournament winners will take home $5,000, and second place will follow with a certificate for a four-day, and three-night stay for two at the Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto. Daily jackpots of $500 or $1,000 will be up for grabs as well.

“We’re excited to offer a fun, first-class fishing tournament at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto right before the 4th of July holiday,” said Owen Perry, co-owner and president of Villa Group. “Where else can you play a round of golf amidst calming island and mountain views, and then fish in a pristine National Marine Park?”

As a precursor to the fishing festivities, guests who enter the Dorado Fishing Tournament will also participate in the resort’s first golf tournament on the spectacular 7,400-yard Danzante Bay Golf Course, including the breathtaking Hole 17, which golf-architect Rees Jones has praised as one of the best in the world. The fishing weekend will wrap up with a weigh-in at Puerto Escondido, followed by an awards celebration dinner at the resort.

Anglers can choose from three packages that include a three-night stay for two in a Deluxe Studio room, fishing tournament fee for one person, an entry into the golf tournament, a welcome cocktail, awards dinner, and a tournament polo shirt and cap. Accompanying guests who do not participate in the tournament can choose up to four services at the resort’s award-winning Sabila Spa and Wellness Center. Boat rentals, golf cart rentals and daily jackpot fees are not included.

All-inclusive packages that include food and beverages, and an option with or without round-trip airfare on Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to the Islands of Loreto are available as well. Packages start at $976 per person, based on double occupancy.

With fishing tournament packages available until June 30 for travel between June 26 and July 7, there’s plenty of time to book an entry and enjoy more than 100 miles of coastline, and the chance to fish more than 465-square-miles of beautiful sea.

For resort reservations or additional information, contact the resort at reservaciones.vdpl(at)vgloreto(dot)com or call 800.790.4187. For tournament questions, contact Jared Martinez at jared(dot)martinez(at)vgloreto(dot)com. To learn more about Villa del Palmar, contact your preferred travel professional, visit 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 luxury destination resort on the Sea of Cortez, off the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula overlooking Danzante Island. 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 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 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 designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the second largest National Marine Park. 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.

In 2015, the resort was named the 16th best resort in Mexico by Trip Advisor. Travel Weekly magazine also recognized the Islands of Loreto with a 2015 Silver Magellan Award in the Adventure Destination category. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto was additionally recognized as Mexico’s Leading Beach Resort in the 22nd annual World Travel Awards.

For additional information on events, amenities, or availability call 800.790.4187 or visit Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings by finding us on Facebook ( or Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter as @VilladelPalmarL.

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