Loreto, Mexico

Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto

Anne Reardon
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • Eco-friendly resort in a low-key Baja town that’s a relaxing Cabo alternative
  • The resort is right on the beach, so guests can dip in the sea or in the large pool
  • A national park includes 797 square miles of island and sea for snorkeling, hiking and more
  • The region was settled in the late 1600s and is rich with colonial landmarks and ruins

“A beach hideaway ... gets a luxury resort” -- The New York Times


Map & Directions

Loreto International Airport is a little less than an hour north of the resort, and the resort can help arrange for transfers. The airport receives regional flights, as well as a nonstop flight from Los Angeles’ LAX airport, which is less than two hours.

Rooms & Rates

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“Loreto, on Baja California Sur’s eastern coast, is poised to become one of Mexico’s next luxury destinations,” predicted The New York Times when it proclaimed the area one of the top eight places to visit in 2011. In the ensuing years, this region -- about two-thirds of the way down to Los Cabos -- has blossomed as an upscale, but still low-key, alternative to the mega resorts that fill other parts of the peninsula.

Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa sits on 4,447 acres of beachfront near the Loreto Bay National Marine Park. The park covers hundreds of square miles of preserved islands and seabed, making for particularly striking scuba diving and swimming, along with sailing, hiking and horseback riding. The resort’s glass-bottomed kayaks offer a magnifying-glass view into the deep.

The resort itself is wrapped around a giant pool shaped like a turtle and shaded by palm trees. A short stroll through grassy shrubs ends at a serene beachfront. In the other direction are views up to the nearby mountains. There are several restaurants (Market, Danzante and Casa Mia) and bars, including a breezy outdoor cabana near the pools for snacking and live music, as well as four fire pits overlooking the surf. There are also tennis courts and a 39,000-square-foot spa, where treatments range from a chocolate mint scrub down to a body wrap that uses mud taken right from the Sea of Cortez.

All rooms have private balconies and kitchenettes. Several suite upgrades are available, which spread into separate living rooms, dining areas and full kitchens.

From the press:
  • “A beach hideaway with sport fishing gets a luxury resort” -- The New York Times



  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service


  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children ages 4 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).  Cribs are not available. Extra bed available on request and in One Bedroom rooms: $18.75USD per night + taxes for children and adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $35 USD + 29% taxes per day on checkout.

Fees: Charges for children ages 4 - 11 for the European Plan is $16.67 (plus tax) per child per night.  
Charges for children ages 4 - 11 for the All-Inclusive Plan is $33.33 (plus tax) per person, per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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