Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto4.5 out of 5.0
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Every year we travel to an amazing place in November and Villa del Palmar in Loreto is my new favorite. It is a beautiful resort in an extraordinary place. The views from the balcony of our room were postcard worthy, from sunrise to sunset. The service is friendly, the food is amazing - we went to the various gourmet buffet/theme nights every evening. In the mornings we swam, used the stand up paddle boards, hiked, biked, snorkeled, went on ATV's, and visited the sleepy town of Loreto. The only activity we didn't do was the golfing. In the afternoon, each day we went to the beach where David, at the little beach bar, delivered our shrimp taco's and had our favorite drinks ready. Ramon was always eager to help us with a smile and gave us our SUPs or kayaks to play in the water by day and then entertained us with his team at a show with dancing in the evernings. Do you guys ever sleep? Our two favorites experiences were the snorkel and ATV trips we took with Ramses Talamantes. He did an amazing job of guiding us to two wonderful places to see thousands of fish. During the tour he pointed out places of interest, taught us about the wildlife, geology and history of the Islands. Great job Ramses! We loved first our tour so much that the next day we took another. This time it was ATV's up a river bed where we swam in a refreshing water fall in the desert. Roberto Del Rio was in the lead and we followed on brand new Honda quads in pristine condition with Ramses bringing up the rear. He provided us with photos and video of our day. Great job Danzante tours. We had the waterfalls and the beach all to ourselves. When does that ever happen? Thanks everyone for making our girl getaway the best one ever!
My husband and I were there for 8 days, 7 nights and loved every moment of this relatively kid-free environment! We played golf twice, did the snorkeling adventure once (but would do it twice on our next trip), paddle boarded several times, ate at all of the restaurants and had a breathtaking room with a view! We also experienced amazing services from everyone we encountered especially - including Danzante Alonzo Rodriguez, Gabriel, Benjamin and the best waiter poolside - Roberto! Such a fabulous vacation, resort and destination! We can't wait to go back!
We stopped here on our way down the Baja for brunch and were not disappointed. The views are so pretty, the resort is awesome and our brunch was delicious. We had outdoor seating and enjoyed our visit so much we plan on stopping for a few days on our next trip.
This was our second year. We were so happy to see familiar faces - Marco, Julio, Luis, Abraham, Jose, best service around. Felt like we have known them for years. Outstanding service, funny, friendly, hard working. I got stung by a sting ray and Marco brought us up a bunch of food and drinks to our room. I can't put into words the service from all the staff in Loreto.
This resort provides a wonderful, relaxing experience, far from the hustle and bustle of other resorts. Service and staff were friendly and attentive, and made our experience truly memorable. We also went on a truly outstanding snorkeling tour with Danzante Tours, and Rammsis Talamantes as our captain. Ramssis' knowledge of the islands history and marine life were truly remarkable. The resort also has a golf course which will be completed soon. Carlos Zamora, our program services manager and golf host provided exemplary service for us, assuring a wonderful experience
Designated as a wildlife refuge, no port of call, amazing staff , and crazy good food If you haven’t found ur R&R and choose being pampered, local hiking, non motorized water sport activities then treat yourself and explore BCS If you did not rent a car: Recommend reserving resort shuttle service to the historical village of Loreto awaits as the Mission & museum and take your time Please note that it is Latino time
We visited this resort for our honeymoon and took advantage of the all inclusive rate. The staff here are amazing so helpful and so nice! The resort sits right on Danzante Bay which is absolutely gorgeous and crystal clear. We stayed in one of the larger suites that had a huge tub right in the room. The food is fantastic and there are three restaurants to choose from. We ate at the Danzante fine dining restaurant and the chefs cook up some gourmet food. If you have a gluten intolerance they have some fantastic options to choose from including a gluten free pizza crust which is the best we ever had. Be aware that when you stay here this is a timeshare resort and they will try to get you to come to a 90 min presentation but they don’t call it that. So if you don’t want to be a timeshare member just let them know when you’re doing a one on one with a concierge. Other than that I highly recommend this resort to anyone looking for a quiet relaxing get away. Also highly recommend taking advantage of the Spa.
Beautiful place, great people, good food and many smiles!! Choice of pool side or beach which is quiet and peaceful. Warm waters and amazing birds, turtles and fish. Lots of activities - be sure to take the boat trip to snorkel, see the islands and learn the history.
Beautiful resort though still under construction. World class golf course but only 11 holes operating. To be completed 12/17. Staff is wonderful, decor a bit Spartan in studio accommodation. Town of Loreto (45 minutes from resort) quiet and safe. National Park with 5 islands worthy of a boat trip with snorkeling. Overall a 4.5/5 vacation.
My husband and I have been time share members since 2004. We have been to all the properties but never to Loreto. We finally made it this past October and we will be returning next year. I would first like to acknowledge those whose names I know that helped make our stay better in many ways. Miguel Lince Jenaro Apolonia Front Desk Manager Claudia and Valeria in the Spa Carlos Zamora Golf Desk Daniel Garcia Golf Pro Ramon and David Beach Rick Member Upgrade The resort is in a beautiful secluded area surrounded by the golf course ( this is only construction we ever heard and only while playing golf), mountains, and the shallow bay leading out to the Sea of Cortez with Danzante Island in view. We hiked, snorkeled, swam, paddle boarded, and kayaked, played golf...breathtaking..and enjoyed good food and drink! We also went on the snorkel activity to Danzante and the Marine reserve did not disappoint. We even saw a spotted Eagle Ray. Our guide found a large pod of porpoise and we enjoyed them for several minutes. We went into the lovely town of Loreto to walk around and we had breakfast at Orlandos. I had Chilaquiles which was outstanding. This was the second trip into town because I had to go the ER on a Sunday for sutures in the back of my head after I slipped on a very slick rock while exploring. I cannot tell you how caring and attentive everyone at the resort were. They got me to town and into the care of a wonderful doctor in town. I am forever grateful for their genuine concern and help. I have listed the names I remember above but their were several more than helped. The resort doctor was off on Sunday but I met him later in the week and he is competent and kind. We have traveled all over Mexico Mainland, Yucatan peninsula and Baja and we have found our favorite area now. Thanks again to all the staff that helped make our vacation wonderful.
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