The Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto, a luxury destination resort located between the impressive Sierra de la Giganta mountain range and the beautiful Sea of Cortez, has been nominated for five awards by one of the most comprehensive and sought after awards programs in the global travel and tourism industry—the World Travel Awards.  This program recognizes, rewards and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. Awards are presented across three tiers – country, regional and world – and are voted on by the public, as well as qualified executives from the tourism industry.

The Resort was nominated in the following categories:

  • Mexico & Central America’s Leading Beach Resort 2018
  • Mexico & Central America’s Leading Family Resort 2018
  • Mexico & Central America’s Leading Resort 2018
  • Mexico’s Leading Beach Resort 2018
  • Mexico’s Leading Family Resort 2018

This is the fourth consecutive year Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto has been nominated.

In 2017, the resort was named Mexico & Central America’s Leading Resort. Voting is now open and available at  Ballots close on August 5, 2018.

The Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto is the first and only resort to occupy one of the Gulf of California’s last virgin coastlines.  The resort showcases the region’s unique beauty, authentic culture, quiet beaches, scenic vistas, rich history, and natural habitats and It features 181 beautifully appointed deluxe rooms ranging in size from one-, two- and three-bedroom suites with balcony or terrace and stunning ocean or mountain views, three outstanding restaurants, five swimming pools, the 39,000-square-foot Sabila Spa, the 18-hole TPC Danzante Bay championship golf course, tennis courts, miles of hiking trails, and world-class sport fishing.

Guests can enjoy PADI-certified SCUBA diving lessons and snorkeling tours in the protected indigo waters that explorer Jacques Cousteau once dubbed the “Aquarium of the World.” Outdoor adventurers can also experience tours of the nearby Coronado, Danzante and Del Carmen Islands from inflatable APEX boats, as well as swimming, world-class fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, whale watching and mountain biking. The area is also known for its wildlife, including the 900 species of fish. While in Loreto, guests can explore the historic town and visit the 1697 mission that made the town famous.

A short flight from LAX on Alaska Airlines or seasonally, from Calgary, Canada aboard WestJet, Loreto (LTO) is also served by Calafia Airlines provides service from Tijuana and Guadalajara.

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