Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa is a spectacular all-inclusive beachfront resort located at the Islands of Loreto, Mexico on the Baja California Peninsula. Loreto is a quiet, beautiful, and completely underrated vacation destination. Think Los Cabos, but without the heavy swarms of tourists, corridor after corridor of resort-laden beachfronts, and crazy party scene.
Read on to learn why Loreto and Danzante Bay could be the perfect next vacation destination for you.
First things first – why is Loreto, Mexico the perfect beachy getaway?
Oh, let me count the ways! Here are a few reasons why I think Loreto is fabulous.
- offers a very authentic Baja-Mexico travel experience, as it remains mostly untouched by hoards of tourists and developers – hello, secret gem!
- enjoys a wealth of beautiful, hot, sunny weather, perfect for pool and beach time
- is a true golfer’s paradise – just check out the TPC Danzante Bay Golf Course!
- features Loreto Bay National Marine Park, dedicated to preserving the rich marine life in the area
- and, last but never least, offers seriously stunning mountain, ocean, and island views all at once – just keep scrolling and check out the photos in this blog post for an idea of the views you will see here!
The stunning natural beauty and biodiversity of the Islands of Loreto in Mexico is recognized by UNESCO.
Famously, Jacques Cousteau referred to Loreto as the “world’s aquarium” due to its very abundant marine life.
The Islands feature an extremely wide variety of natural habitats and are considered a global priority for biodiversity conservation, as well as a heritage area due to their geology that exhibits a large variety of important stages in the history of Earth.
Where to stay: Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa
Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa is a resort set within the gorgeous property of Danzante Bay, overlooking the waters of the Sea of Cortez.
The resort features quiet, secluded beaches, modern amenities, exceptional service, a selection of delicious restaurant options, and five swimming pools that together, form the shape of a giant turtle (so cool!).
Right on the resort grounds you’ll find the world-class TPC Danzante Bay Golf Course, with one of the world’s best views from a golf course. (I’m not kidding – we went back to the signature hole #17 to photograph sunset – the view was that good…more on that to come!)
There is also a 39,000-square-foot award-winning Sabila Spa (the massage I had here was mega relaxing and the facilities were lovely). Many of the women I spoke with here were golfers’ wives enjoying a spa vacation at Sabila Spa during the days while their husbands golfed.
The grounds are intuitively set up, impeccably kept and full of beautiful blooming plants and cacti.
Even just wandering around the property itself is an enjoyable activity – the place is lush, green, and gorgeous!
TPC Danzante Bay Golf Course: Mexico’s Only TPC Golf Course
TPC Danzante Bay is a beautiful, multi-themed 18-hole masterpiece of a golf course.
Designed by Rees Jones, the golf course runs over and through valleys, arroyos, dunes and foothills, taking players on a jaw-dropping tour of the incredible natural vistas of Loreto Bay.
From every angle, views of the Islands of Loreto and the surrounding Sierra de la Giganta mountain range envelope this challenging (yet rewarding) golf course.
Each hole is designed to provide a unique experience. The front nine will enthrall you with its views, and the back nine excites with dramatic cliff holes that hang over the Sea of Cortez.
There’s a reason Danzante Bay Golf Course has achieved TPC status, and it only takes a few minutes on this golf course to understand why.
Now, if my earlier statement about the signature hole (#17) made you curious, here are the photos we shot at it during sunset….
Activities at Villa Del Palmar Beach Resort
If you’re interested in doing more than laying by the beach or pool and playing a good round of golf, the resort features a ton of activity options such as culinary and city tours, diving lessons, kayaking, snorkeling tours, and even twilight LED stand-up paddle board tours. Click here to view Villa Del Palmar’s activities
Whale Watching Season in Loreto
Whale watching from Loreto is a world-class experience! Every year, Loreto is host to blue whales, the largest creatures on earth. The season runs from end of January to middle of March.
The Best Time to go to Loreto:
In my opinion, the best time to go to Loreto, Mexico is October (if you’re not going for whale watching season).
Temperatures are comfortable (around 25 Celsius to 30 Celsius), and the weather is not as humid as it is during the summer.
Prices for accommodations are lower priced compared to the peak season, which is winter.
However, there is no “bad” time to go. Click here for information about weather in Loreto.
How to Get to Loreto:
Alaska Airlines flys from Los Angeles to Loreto on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Westjet flys from Calgary to Loreto on Saturdays from November to May.
If you’re not completely sold yet, here are some more photos taken from the resort during our visit:
What a place – I seriously can’t wait to go back!
If you’re interested in exploring prices and package options at Villas Del Palmar, you can do so here:
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Disclaimer: Villa del Palmar and TPC Danzante Bay were generous enough to sponsor all elements of this trip. However, as always, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I will continue to promote only properties, destinations, products and services that I truly believe in and would recommend to others. Thanks to Danzante Bay for making this experience possible!
Do you have questions for me about Loreto, Mexco or have feedback on this blog post? Please feel free to shoot me a comment below; I would love to hear from you!