Slowing Down in Loreto, Baja California

Posted on December 13, 2012 by

**Our teammate Elica Sue was recently in Baja California, Mexico. Here’s one of her stories from her trip to Loreto, stay tuned for more.**

I recently just returned from Loreto in Baja California del Sur, Mexico, and am still just as enamored with it as I was when I first arrived. It was difficult getting my head back to my daily life in California, but even now from time to time, I still think back of my beautiful days in Loreto.

VDP Loreto 2012: Simple

During my visit in early November, the weather was as close to perfect as it could get—coming from a California native who is picky about weather. The hot days had already passed in the summer, but the cooler days had yet to arrive; I could step outside at night in my pajamas to admire the stars without needing a jacket. The weather was perfect for snorkeling, fishing, as well as taking tours to see San Javier and cave paintings.

Suite Time to Relax

My home for four days and three nights was a one-bedroom suite on the fourth floor of the beautiful resort and spa Villa Del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto. My room was equipped with everything from a kitchenette to a washer/dryer, and two full bathrooms to a king size bed, a one-bedroom suite would be a great match for a group of four.

Within the resort, there are seven pools that create the shape of a turtle, surrounded by a variety of places to eat such as the Casa Mia and The Market Restaurant (both of which have an excellent cuisine), to name a few, and the Sabila Spa, which gives you another opportunity to relax.

VDP Loreto 2012: La Vista, La Vida

Beauty from your Balcony

Villa Del Palmar itself is surrounded by La Sierra Giganta on one side, and by the Sea of Cortez on another — it’s the perfect paradise to escape to if you’re looking for peace and quiet with a scenic backdrop. Anyone at the resort can access the beach, just a few feet away with a rental stand for kayak enthusiasts.

It’s likely that no matter what time of the day you happen to steal a glance from nature from the resort, you’re bound to find something new and different every hour; watch the sun rise and paint the sky and mountains with pastels, or sit on your balcony with a cup of coffee at night and admire the shimmering stars that sparkle above the mountains.

I enjoyed both the beauty of the location as well as the resort—instead of rivaling each other, they compliment each other well to create a relaxing environment for both people who just want to get away and people who find a little bit of adventure.

VDP Loreto 2012: Amo La Vida

*Disclaimer: This trip was made possible by Villa Del Palmar Loreto, but all opinions are our own.


About Elica Sue

Elica is WildJunket's web editor. She grew up with an exposure to a menagerie of culture, language, and art. She is a student who is enamored with learning and pursuing what she is most passionate about: writing, photography, and traveling. She blogs at Travelengua.

5 Responses to “Slowing Down in Loreto, Baja California”

  1. andiperullo December 14, 2012 8:58 am #

    Looks gorgeous!

    • elicasue December 16, 2012 4:48 pm #

      It's a gorgeous resort, and a lovely city :-)

  2. Bali Villa Holidays December 17, 2012 1:36 am #

    I love that window view too. Really a picture perfect moment to relax.

  3. elicasue December 24, 2012 2:35 pm #

    I had an absolutely wonderful time in Loreto, from the hotel, to the people, to the food. Everything was great, and I can't wait to go back :-)

  4. Migration Expert January 6, 2013 7:09 pm #

    I love the view of the mountain through the balcony. I can say that you have a great time there.

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