Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Located in Loreto, Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto is by the ocean and within the region of Ensenada Blanca and Our Lady of Loreto Mission. This 4.5-star resort is within the region of Civic Square.
Make yourself at home in one of the 181 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have private furnished balconies. LCD televisions are provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can get some exercise with a round of golf or enjoy a lazy day at the private beach. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
All-inclusive rates are available at this resort. Meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments are included in all-inclusive rates. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held on select days. Relax with a refreshing drink at a beach bar, a poolside bar, or one of 3 bars/lounges.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Our experience at Villa del Palmar Loreto Mexico is one of most enjoyable! We celebrated our 2nd wedding Anniversary during our stay; we were surprised with a delicious dessert in our room on our first day. The 2nd day our bed was decorated with rose petals & champagne! The staff treated us like we were the only couple at the resort. Special thanks to Cristino for serenading us with beautiful love songs on our actual anniversary. Special thanks to Benjamin for his beautiful presentation of VDP Mexican Coffee, a breathtaking experience! Eme thank you for your kindness and friendship. Special thanks to the chefs from The Market Restaurant and Casa Mia who prepared delicious meals with the Yellow Tail Tuna caught by my husband. The entire staff is welcoming, kind, attentive and professional. While we were in the lovely town of Loreto we were recognized and greated by Chef Gerardo from Casa Mia. Thank you again! We shall return.
Pros: This was my 7th trip to Villa Del Palmar and have already booked my stay for next year. I love the quiet, remote location, the friendly staff, the beautifully groomed grounds, and exceptional service. If you are looking to enjoy a round of golf, relax at the spa, take an invigorating hike, explore the Sea of Cortez, read a book by the pool, or lounge on the beach, Villa Del Palmar offers it all! We rented a lovely 2-bedroom suite with a view of the golf course and bay. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. But it is really the staff that makes this resort so special. They are exceptionally service-oriented ensuring your stay is unforgettable.
This year I traveled to Loreto with some friends and family. We were celebrating my friend’s birthday and my brother’s 50th wedding anniversary. Miguel Lince and his staff surprised us with a birthday cake in one room. In the other room, colorful tiles on the bed were arranged to say “Happy Anniversary” and the towel artistically made up to look like two swans. When I walked into my bedroom, the colorful tiles said “Welcome Home”. That is exactly how I felt - like I was coming home.
If you look down at the 6 pools, it is in the shape of a turtle. Each pool area for a different experience- adult only, hot tub, kid’s pool, volleyball pool, elite members and the main pool. There are plenty of lounge chairs, umbrellas and shaded areas around the pool. The service at the pool exceeds any resort I have stayed at. The pool guys, Manny, Roberto, Julio, Rafael, and Cesar will make sure you have plenty of water and that your drink cup never goes dry. For an afternoon snack at the pool, the BBQ ribs and quesadillas are my favorite. In the Market Place, Arlene greeted us each morning with a beautiful smile. I also would like to acknowledge the exceptional service we received from the wait staff, Manual, Hugo, Ramon, Jesus, Oman, and Benjamin. Carlos in activities arranged a sunset cruise for our group which was very enjoyable. The housekeeping staff did a wonderful job keeping our room clean.
All-Inclusive: In reference to the all-inclusive, I always take this option. The prices on the menu are similar to US prices, not Mexico. The package includes meals, drinks, and access to the gym, paddle boards and kayaks. It doesn’t take long to run up your bill. The package is supposed to cover tips, which is shared with everyone (waiters, entertainers, housekeeping, reception, maintenance, etc). I bring pesos with me to tip the staff extra. If you are on a budget, there are a couple of larger grocery stores in Loreto, and another one about a mile before you return into the resort. If you hire a private shuttle from the airport, they will stop at the store to let you get the supplies you may need.
I have read other reviews complaining of slow service, room furnishings, and resort location. First, you are at a resort in Mexico- the pace is a little slower. Take the time to enjoy your surroundings and relax. If you are for a resort close to bars, shopping, and restaurant, find a place downtown Loreto or go to Cabo. This resort is at least 30 to 40 minutes from town.
Rental Car: If you don’t rent a car for your whole stay but want to get away and explore the area, a rental car is on-site. They have limited hours, so if you want to get an early morning start, I recommend you pick it up the afternoon before.
Disappointment: I have always enjoyed the Danzante Restaurant. But this year was very disappointed with the service. I had made a reservation for a party of 14 to celebrate a special occasion. Because of the large group, they created a fixed menu that still provided several options to choose from. However, they also cut their services. Instead of offering you water, they just set out plastic water bottles-not even a water glass to pour it into. During the course of the meal, the waiter knocked two water bottles over. We had brought a special bottle of wine for the celebration but were still interested in having cocktails. The waiter never asked if anyone was interested in something to drink. A few requested a drink, but there were no refills. The waiter poured the first glass of wine, but we had to pour our own after that. The menu had two dessert options- lava cake and cheesecake. Instead of being given the option, they alternated the desserts. I was surprised when I cut into the Lava Cake and it wasn’t even warm. The final straw was when we asked for Spanish coffee. The first response was they were too busy. One of the guests complained to the hostess, and they finally agreed to serve us the coffee. If they weren’t able to staff and manage a large group, they should have never accepted the reservation. We had parties of 10 to 14 at the other restaurant, and the service was outstanding. One couple ate at Danzante another night. They said it was excellent. They were offered sparkling or still water with lime or orange wedges, the fish was cooked perfectly, and the service was great.
Cons: The rooms are comfortable, but I have noticed some of the furniture is showing age. If your couch is uncomfortable, housekeeping will bring you a pad. The sales pitch was more aggressive this year. When my friend checked-in, he was told that he was required to go to the presentation and he was scheduled the following morning. He and his wife decided to go on the presentation for the $336. They were told they could leave after 90 minutes, but it took 3 hours. If you decide to go on the sales tour ask how many pesos you will receive not dollars. Depending on the conversion rate that is used, you may be getting less than you think. Limited access to wi-fi in the rooms, however, you can pay extra to have router brought to your room.
We've been members of Villa Del Palmar since 2000. The experience of Cabo and Puerto Vallarta over the years has deminished so we were excited about going to Loreto for golf, whale watching and a different vibe. From L.A, it was a quick flight and easy airport. We purchased shuttle and meal plans before arriving and both were excellent. I had never gone for the all inclusive but in Loreto it's a no brainer. Food, service and hospitality was FIRST CLASS! Loreto creates an island feeling. Your with who your with and the overall spirit is lightning. I have so much respect for the Mexican culture. They work hard to make you feel at home and it's real. From top to bottom this hotel employs the greatest staff. Greeted by Alma D. and the hand cleansing bowl, she quickly got us through the check in process and settled us in. She was there for us the entire trip. She arranged golf, boats, dinners and massages. Everyone made you feel welcomed! Oscar T is a cool, big smiling cat that loves your input on food n beverage and always wants it to be better. Cristino and Candalario made us feel so welcomed in Casa Mia Restaurant. A big Gracias to Mercedes for making everyday a good day to see her. The food was great and we got lucky to sit at the Casa Mia bar one night when celebrity chef David Fuerte served up a special dinner. It was unbelievable. Paul took us on a snorkel and dolphin/whale excursion that was a treat. The ocean is so clean and calm. Once again you feel like your discovering a place that no one has ever been. It's all yours. The sea creatures were playful and happy which made us feel good for our planet. Golf course was one of a kind. A special thanks to Richard for looking after us. He made us feel welcomed and his kindness was very much appreciated. The course was very playable and tough at the same time. You just wanna keep taking pictures. As you can tell we're going back next year. This will be our #1 spot to return too. I just hope it stays as is but I know they are building homes and have plans for a small shopping center and movie house so get there sooner than later and I guarantee you will not be sorry...Peace and Hope for all good people in Loreto!!
After having to postpone our trip in 2018, we were more then ready for a relaxing stay at Villa Del Palmar! We weren't disappointed. What a beautiful location on the Sea of Cortez. This was the first time my husband (the Hack) had the opportunity to play golf at Dazante Bay Golf Course. in his words.........Stellar! Hard to concentrate with so much splendor. Not to be outdone, is the fantastic service always accompanied with a warm friendly smile from Roberto, Manny and the boys at the pool. Something we look forward to every time we visit. Can't wait til next time. Adios
As I read some of the reviews here I can’t help but get defensive on their behalf.
The resort is perfect in our opinion and we are reluctant to encourage them to complete their plans...new wing, shopping, home sites, etc. We love it just the way it is...the peace and quiet, the golf course, the food and the people. We’ve become good friends with many of the employees and make new friends on every visit. The hiking, the golf, the activities, the spa are all there for the taking. The activity staff work so hard. The addition of their new show, The Lion King was so great. Congrats!
While the language can be challenging, they absolutely want to assist you with all aspects of your vacation.
Visit the spa, play a round of golf, have cocktails and a good meal...what more could you need?