Snorkeling. Yoga. Stargazing. Kayaks. Nature Hikes. Paddle Boarding. Fishing. Survival Training. Island Hopping. Bird Watching. Meditation. Diving. Scavenger Hunts…. And that’s just the beginning!
June 17-24 is “Adventure Week 2018” at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto, a Villa Group luxury destination resort, on the east coast of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. The resort is offering a wide-ranging assortment of active family outdoor sports and diverse desert-to-the-sea natural habitat experiences—the kind enjoyed year-round at this special destination—to enthrall guests of all ages as well as provide education and promote awareness of this unique ocean and desert mountain environment.
The indigo waters of the Sea of Cortez, at the shores of Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the second largest National Marine Park in the world. Called the “Aquarium of the World” by Jacques Cousteau, the Sea of Cortez is home to nearly 1,000 species of fish and marine life including whales, bottle nose dolphins, manta rays, and green sea turtles. Marine life encounters are a daily occurrence.
Families in search of their next great adventure can explore the wonders of the Sea of Cortez through free diving, night LED paddle boarding, or numerous other water experiences. Or, take to land and try biking and hiking tours, absorbing panoramic views of the majestic Sierra de la Giganta mountain range and pristine Danzante Bay.
“We’re always looking for new ways to enhance our guest’s experiences and we are excited to share so many of the wonderful adventures that are part of the everyday lifestyle at the resort,” said Sixto Navarro, General Manager. “There is a unique beauty to this special region of Mexico, with its quiet beaches and scenic vistas, along with authentic culture and a rich history.”
The resort’s 4,447 acres, which includes long stretches of exquisite shoreline, plus stunning ocean and mountain views, feature five different hiking trails with glimpses of TPC Danzante Bay, the eye-popping Rees Jones-designed golf course. Three outstanding restaurants, five swimming pools, the Sabila Spa, tennis courts, and much more are available on-site.
During Adventure Week 2018 guests can choose what they want to do from a daily schedule that includes these activities and more:
- Wildlife encounter hikes
- Stand-up paddleboard and kayak lessons
- Free diving for clams
- Morning stretch-and-run along the beach and inland trails
- “Island survival” workshop
- Sunrise yoga
- Snorkeling expedition
- Twilight mini-golf
- Bird watching
- Scuba diving lesson (in pool)
- Tide pool explorations, kayak tours and more
The full complement of luxury accommodations, award-winning cuisine and premier facilities of Villa del Palmar Resort is included, along with private events such as the Adventure Week Welcome Party and Catch-and-Cook Night. Packages include seven nights in a luxurious deluxe suite, food and beverage at Adventure Week events, and access to a variety of outdoor adventures daily. Rates start at $514 USD. per person based on double occupancy. Reservations for Adventure Week can be made by contacting the resort toll-free at 800/790-4187 from the United States, 855/440-5590 from Canada, or 800/838-2662 from Mexico.
Loreto International Airport (LTO) is only a two-hour flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), via Alaska Airlines, or accessible from Tijuana, San Jose del Cabos, and Guadalajara via Calafia Airlines. Seasonal (November through April) direct service from Calgary, Alberta, Canada is available via WestJet.