Just an easy 2-hour flight from Los Angeles, Loreto feels worlds away. Overlooking the Sea of Cortez, this destination has captured the attention of eco-travelers, adventure seekers, history buffs, golf aficionados, and those looking for a laid-back getaway. Loreto is a region coming into its own as a luxury vacation getaway committed to celebrating its unique cultural and natural heritage. While there are breathtaking new resorts, the vibe in Loreto is still refreshingly relaxed. This fall, Alaska Airlines will be increasing flights to Loreto to 6 days per week from LAX, making it easier to visit.
History & Nature in Harmony
Loreto is a place steeped in history and natural beauty. A 6-hour drive from Cabo San Lucas, Loreto is a striking contrast to its busy southern neighbor. The tranquil pace evokes the spirit of old Baja. Whale sharks, manta rays, whales, dolphins, and many other species make for incredible wildlife viewing. Visitors explore the area’s islands via kayak or guided boat tours. Local fishing charters head out in search of roosterfish, tuna and marlin. For a luxurious way to take in the sights, charter a private yacht.
Beautiful old mission churches include the spectacular the Misión Señora de Loreto Conchó dating to 1740 (nicknamed the “Mother of Missions” in Baja California) and Misión San Javier dating to 1744 tucked into the mountainous terrain outside of Loreto. A more ancient history is evidenced in breathtaking cave paintings dating back thousands of years created by local indigenous peoples.
Incomparable Retreat: Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto
When you start planning your getaway in Loreto, you’ll quickly discover that there’s no better place to stay than the Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto. This spectacular beachfront resort offers a luxurious setting with sensational views of the sea and nearby islands. Surrounded by the marvelous natural splendor of the local desert landscape, this is a very special vacation retreat.
Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto offers everything you could desire for your getaway. You can enjoy outstanding cuisine at one of the resort’s 3 restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, including Mediterranean, Mexican favorites, wood-fired pizzas, local seafood and prime steaks. The resort offers the option of either European plan or all-inclusive dining.
Relax around one of the five swimming pools, enjoy live entertainment, or take a walk on the beach. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto also offers the 39,000-square-foot Sabila Spa featuring a wonderful selection of relaxing massages, facials and beauty treatments designed to relax and rejuvenate. A range of activities are available, including a Kids’ Club for the smallest guests.
A Golf Lover’s Dream
Set to open November 2016, the 7,400-yard Danzante Bay Golf Course promises to become one of Mexico’s must-play courses. Designed by Rees Jones (Son of golf legend Robert Trent Jones and brother of Robert Trent Jones, Jr.), this golf course carries forth a distinguished golf tradition. All the holes offer amazing sights of Danzante Bay, the islands of Loreto, and the Sierra de la Giganta mountains. The course utilizes Paspalum turf, an environmentally-conscious choice for Baja. A clubhouse, golf lessons, restaurant, bar, driving range and putting course will complete the offerings at this magnificent course.
For a limited time, guests can enjoy a special deal combining a stay at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto with the chance to experience this stunning golf course.
- From $174/person, per night
- 3 nights & 4 days in Deluxe Studio Room
- Complimentary kids (12 and under)
- 2 tee times per adult during the stay
- Golf cart per tee time
- Use of driving range
- Use of putting green
- Bottle of water and hand towels
- $25 US coupon for Sabila Spa
- Price per person based on double occupancy
Booking window: July 15 – December 15, 2016
Travel Window: July 15, 2016 to December 20, 2016