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Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto

4.5 out of 5.0

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Beautiful resort with exceptional food and terrific staff. Had fun kayaking in the calm waters. The staff does a good job putting on stage shows in the evenings. Several pools with different themes are provided along with pool-side food and drinks available. Special thanks to Oscar, Manny, Jair, Hugo and Gerardo.

This resort is located on a gorgeous bay about 30 minutes drive outside of Loreto. But there is enough to do on site to stay occupied without having to go elsewhere if spending several days there. We hiked on the property, took a boat and kayak tour, snorkeled, and swam in the resort pools without having to leave the resort. The food is rather expensive and ordinary, but the views from the restaurants are outstanding. Rooms are comfortable but basic. The staff was very pleasant and it seemed extremely safe.

The hotel is set in a beautiful setting among a golf course, mountains & a beautiful beach. The hiking was superb & the 17th hole is a magical view of the islands in the Sea of Cortez. I did find that the service was not at the same level as the resort in Cancun. The pool staff and beach servers were inconvenienced by customers. I would have preferred a bar so I could have gone up to it Vs waiting for the servers. I booked an excursion and Carlos had initially charged $20 over the price but did back down by $9 when I told him that the price on line is $20 less. Unfortunately 2 of us did get sick but it didn't last long, thankfully. The wait staff Mercedes G., Benjamin H. and Gabriel were awesome.

Gregorio who works at the restaurant "Market" is amazing!!!! He always greeted you with a smile; remembers what you like to drink; he made our vacation very relaxing and enjoyable!!!! The ladies that cleaned our rooms were very good and polite. The golf is gorgeous!!! The staff at the golf area were very polite and funny to be around.

First time staying at this resort and I am for sure coming back! They had the most amazing customer service as well as food, pools, and beach’s! Thank you loreto :) I will definitely be coming back here!

Don’t think twice just go ,that was our way of thinking about going to this resort.My wife and I spent 4 nights from May 14th thru the 18th at this beautiful resort to celebrate my wife’s b-day and had an amazing time.From the moment we arrived to our last day we were treated with soooo much hospitality by all the wonderful staff that make this resort what it is today,they are what keep all of us tourists coming back.Just to mention a few names of some of these wonderful people are Emeterio,Francisco,Sergio,Cesar,Cristian,Edgar,Benito,Alex,Eder,Mercedes,Eduardo,Benjamin,Hugo,Manuel,Emmanuel & so many others at the restaurants that treated us so well & also a special shout-out to one man that made my wife’s special day a memorable one & that is Mr.Oscar Torres the Director of food & beverages, he went out of his way and did everything possible to have that special dinner for my wife and it couldn’t have been a more romantic dinner experience, thank you Oscar and to all of the staff that took care of us at Danzante Restaurant and for that surprise b-day song.I would also like to thank Carlos Velasco at Danzante Tours for organizing our tour to the islands ,we had such an amazing time on this trip and one thing I would like to mention is that the boat is not your typical panga style boat but a much better style boat and nicer to be honest.Danzante tours operates out of the resort so don’t worry about having to go all the way back to town when all your tours can be done from the comfort of your resort,you won’t regret it they are very professional and experienced at what they do.One more shout out to Paul Torres the boat captain who made our trip that much more special by taking his time and experience in finding wildlife out on the way to islands.He is a local and very well knowledgeable of the area and very professional at what he does so ask for him for your tour.Well I can go on and on about this wonderful place but as you can see by previous positive reviews you won’t regret this choice so don’t think twice just do it and go.Enjoy!!

We visited here four years ago and aspired to return...and SO glad we did. We spent 5 nights here with one of our kids and her friend and did not want to leave. You can believe all the positive reviews. Physically, this is a unique place - located alone on a quiet bay with great swimming and some nice snorkeling. Getting on the water is made easy with available kayaks and paddle boards. Ample hiking trails to amazing views jump off right from the beach. (Make sure you make the time to see the 17th hole - a stunning site even if you are not a golfer! You can hike there on trails or take an easier way up on a road.) The staff may be the friendliest and capable we have ever experienced at a destination resort. The rooms are spacious and most offer wonderful views. But the standout for us this trip was the food and beverage. We elected for the all-inclusive plan and that was a home run. We have been to maybe 10 other all-inclusives in Mexico in the past and this was by far the best food we have had. It's hard to believe how they get all those fresh ingredients to what is a pretty remote location - but however they manage it, it pays off. So we highly recommend electing that plan - you won't regret it. And even with that, make sure you dine at their fine dining restaurant 'Danzante' at least once (surcharge applies). It's worth it. Everyone at our table agreed it was one of the best meals they have had in a long time. If you are looking for a quieter, more relaxed Mexico vacation rather than a more "Cabo Wabo" type spot - this is it. The other must for your stay here a 4 hour small boat trip to some of the nearby islands - especially if you snorkel..and like amazing beaches and dolphins, etc. A real must.

I had never golfed before and this resort has inspired me to learn. The resort has spacious apartment-style suites with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and bays. The staff was incredibly friendly and all seemed to have a real passion for hospitality. There are multiple turtle motif pools to cater to the needs of families, adults-only, and everything in-between. I received a guided tour of the the course from Richard and it was a pure delight. He had an intimate knowledge of every inch of the course and made me feel an excitement for the game of golf. Zayra, the social media director for the hotel, arranged ATV's, spa treatments, and a personally guided sunrise tour of the surrounding mountainside. She also arranged and amazing boat tour of the Loreto Islands where a school of dolphins leap out of the water for our delight. Captain Paul gave us a day of pure magic. Villa del Palmer has a beautiful beachfront where guests can find kayaks, paddle-boards, hammocks and much more. At night guests can enjoy and sunset cocktail by the resorts multiple fire-pits and bars. If you need to work during your stay you may run into a few issue with Wi-fi but try to are on vacations. Sometimes it's ok to let go and enjoy. Put down the computer and get outside.

My husband and I recently visited Villa del Palmar and had a wonderful trip. The setting is beautiful and we enjoyed getting outside for hikes a few days while we were there. It was wonderful to be able to spend time relaxing on the private beach and enjoying cocktails and beers from the Beach Bar (great job David and Felipe!) The staff are very attentive and friendly. We enjoyed dinner a few evenings at Casa Mia restaurant and want to give a special shout out to the kitchen staff: Rafael, Adriana, Mano and Jesus; as well as the wait staff: Benjamin, Edgar Benito and Alex. They ensured that we have a wonderful time. Relaxing by the pool was also a great way to spend the afternoons and the service from staff there was also top notch. Shout outs here go to Roberto! If you are looking for a spot to relax and unplug then Villa del Palmar is highly recommended. We are looking forward to our next trip back.

From the moment we arrived at Via Del Palmar we felt extra special and welcomed. We were greeted by Tina was our concierge, who went above & beyond to see that we were satisfied with all of our needs throughout our stay. Our room was perfect and all the details were extra special, including a welcome message with tiny colored stones on our beds. Patty was our main room keeper and she did an outstanding job every day. The view from our room was spectacular! Yes, we were spoiled on the 6th floor in the penthouse. It only got better as our 11 day stay went on. The food was out of this world and if you have an opportunity to have dinner at Danzante, don't pass it up. Lili and Eduardo really took good care of us. The Market breakfast and dinner were always great. Emanuel and Manuel were right on with always remembering our drink orders. Dinner was always special too at the Market. I truly wanted to take home Candelario and Rafael who treated us all like kings and queens. Others, who I am sorry, I do not recall their names were also special. One very special waiter I called "blue eyes." I am sure you know who he is! Oscar Torres always made us feel like royalty and catered to our every need. Casa Mia has the best supervisor ever. Mercedes greeted us with open arms and always made us feel like extra special family. Edgar Lopez and Benjamin Hernandes were also very special. Then Manny, our perfect man at pool's edge was beyond special. He was always on top of our needs and brought us great drinks. Then the highlight of the trip were the activity staff, who always put on a fantastic shows. This is where I fall short on remembering all of their names, however, two that really stand out is Hugo and Sofia and the team leader Divius (sp?) WOW!!! CATS, LION KING and AZTEC were three of the best shows! Great entertainers and all of them stopped by after the shows to greet us and see if we liked the show and to take pictures. Incredible!!! BTW, Hugo also did an outstanding job in providing us "The back of the House" tour, which we would highly recommend. We also enjoyed the tour to the town of Loreto, (great place to have lunch is Mi Loreto and Eddy was great too)The Mission and the island tour of Carmen and Danzante was outstanding. We were fortunate to witness at least 400 dolpins. Again, I am sorry I do not recall the boat driver, yet he was also fantastic and good looking. We also took a great LED kayak adventure in the evening in the bay and the two guys that were our guides were very attentive and made sure we were safe at all time. Chris was one guide and not sure of the other. I am sure I am forgetting something and someone's name but I can assure you each and every person you will meet and come in contact with are friendly, accommodating and professional. I would also like to make a special mention of Sixto Navarro, General Manager, who represents this resort with such professionalism and class it is hard to put into words. He is not above busing tables and helping out and seeks to see that everyone is well taken care of. Very classy gentlemen. I am sure you can tell by my review I was one very happy and satisfied client and would highly recommend the Via Del Palmar at any time. A outstanding place to spend a relaxing vacation. The first part of May was perfect for the weather. Again, a sincere thank you to everyone at Via Del Palmar. Until next time.

Carretera Transpeninsular, Km. 84 Loreto BCS

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto places you next to Ensenada Blanca and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Danzante Bay Golf Course. This 181-room, 4.5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 5 outdoor pools, a private beach, and a golf course.


There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including The Market Restaurant, which specializes in international cuisine. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, get a quick pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café, and mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11:30 AM.


Guests can expect to find 42-inch an LED TV with satellite channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a kitchenette, a furnished balcony or patio, and an iPod dock.

Property features

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto features a private beach, a golf course, and a full-service spa. Free valet and self parking are available, or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 28 per person one way. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with tours/tickets and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include 5 outdoor pools, a nightclub, and a children's pool.

Room options

Three Bedroom Premium Floor

King 1 | Sleeps 8

Ambassador Penthouse

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Deluxe Suite Premium Floor

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Suite, Sea Facing

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1484 reviews

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto

Carretera Transpeninsular, Km. 84, Loreto, BCS 23880