Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Sierra de la Giganta mountains and the Sea of Cortez, Loreto, Mexico has remained a hidden gem locale on the eastern coast of the Baja California Peninsula. Many visitors who have frequented Cabo since its sleepy beach town days are heading north 200 miles to Loreto seeking less density and more peacefulness. American Airlines is increasing service from Phoenix to Loreto to six days per week starting in January as it is one of the best booked markets in Mexico this winter. The resort is best known for its secluded, unspoiled setting on the Loreto Bay National Marine Park, A UNESCO World Heritage site, and rich history dating back to 1697. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto overlooks the Sea of Cortez from its 4,447 acres with exceptional TPC Danzante Bay golf course, four restaurants; 39,000 square foot Sabila Spa; and five pools. Guests enjoy scuba diving, cultural city tours, hiking Tabor Canyon, whale watching, kayaking, ATV desert tours, LED stand up paddle boarding at night, fishing and surfing.

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