Often when my traveling friends speak of Mexican getaways they refer to Cancun, Cabo San Lucas and Acapulco. Mexico has no shortage of amazing vacation destinations. Many of the aforementioned cities receive tons of visitors ranging from the fun seeking spring breakers to summer time family vacationers. Hot days and wild nights abound yet there are times you may want something a little less active and more remote. Many people seek a paradise away from the hustle and noise of the well known cities. For those seeking that type of calm I'd wholeheartedly recommend Loreto, Baja California Sur.

Nestled along the coast of the Gulf of California (The Sea of Cortez) Loreto is a small town known for its' fishing and aquatic tourists activities like snorkeling and whale watching. In addition to that Loreto is home to Villa Del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, an incredible resort complex tucked between the mountainous coast lines north of the town. Villa Del Palmar offers up a relaxing environment with majestic views over the Sea, Spa services, sun bathing and much more. For those looking for peace and calm you'll find the morning Yoga sessions such as the Sun Salutation to be the ideal start to your day. If you desire to indulge deeper into relaxation make your way to the award winning Sabila Spa for a wide selection of pampering services.

Your accommodations set the tone for what will surely be a great time. The selection of Studios and Suites give you all the relaxing comforts of home. Not to mention that the suites include hot tubs as well. With the inclusion of full kitchen set ups you can entertain your own company if you truly want privacy. The resort supermarket supplies all of those key items you'll need for your stay. That includes a full alcoholic selection.

During your stay at Villa Del Palmar you'll have great dining options via the poolside restaurant Casa Mia, great for pizza, tacos and sandwiches. You can open up your options even more with the buffet selections of The Market Restaurant. Market also includes an international menu as well for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This was my lunch time destination during much of my stay. Finally you can end your evening at the Danzante Restaurant. You can get your gourmet fix of seafood and steak in the true Mexican style. Keep in mind that all of these options include full bars as well so from a breakfast mimosa to the late night rum & coke you will be covered.

While my number one activity was rest and relaxation you do have a number of more active options to partake in at Villa Del Palmar. The Sierra de la Giganta mountain range that surrounds the resort not only serves as beautiful scenery but includes trails for hiking and biking. An early morning trek up the mountain will reward you with a sunrise view like you could never imagine. A brand new 18 hole full service golf course surrounds the villa grounds. That also includes a driving range so you can master your swing.

One of the main attractions of Loreto is it's plentiful and exotic sea life. Island tours and whale watching expeditions take you deep into the beautifully clear blue and green waters of the Californian Gulf.  Make sure you have you cameras on the ready for the amazing experience on the open Sea.

**For More On The Whale Watching Experience Click Here**

It's very easy for the grind of life to get you caught up in the cycle and routine of your life. It's vital to be able to detach and hop off the grind. Recharging that internal battery of mind, soul and body often takes finding that place of calm and quiet. That place is Villa Del Palmar.  You're just a short plane ride from Los Angeles to your paradise.

Why not plan a stay at the Villa Del Palmar Loreto resort and take advantage of a special discounted rate ? You can book now and travel until April 30, 2016.
Deluxe Studio suite: $146 USD per night, plus taxes and gratuities
One Bedroom Suite: $228 USD per night, plus taxes and gratuities
Two Bedroom Suite: $370 USD per night, plus taxes and gratuities
Reference the code FAMJAN16 when you book a reservation through reservaciones.vdpl@vgloreto.com
Make sure you read the terms and conditions and check for  blackout dates.

In addition to that VIlla Del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto is in the midst of the contest!

Win a Whale Watching Adventure at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto!

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