The Islands of Loreto Mexico: In Photos

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Last week I was lucky enough to visit the Islands of Loreto in Baja, Mexico. Nestled on the Sea of Cortez, this quiet and pristine part of Mexico is the perfect place to go for a relaxing trip in the sun. I was pampered at the Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa, got to go on tours around the historical town of Loreto Mexico and took a boat out to see some of the wildlife and islands in the area.

Here is the view from my balcony:

This is what breakfast looks like at the Villa del Palmar Resort in Loreto Mexico. We definitely didn’t go hungry here!

The Sea of Cortez at noon: everything is calm. The Sea of Cortez was a relaxing destination because of its stillness.

sea of cortez in loreto mexico

Cacti in the Giganta Sierra Mountain Range:

cactus in loreto mexico

The San Javier Jesuit Mission:

san Javier jesuit mission in loreto mexico

Outside the Mission:

loreto mexico in baja

A 1,000 Year Old Olive Tree:

olive tree in loreto mexico

Quirky Shopping in Loreto:

shopping in loreto mexico

Lots of Wildlife:

coastline in loreto mexico

Beautiful rock formations along the Sea of Cortez in Loreto Mexico:

Loreto Mexico by the ocean

White sand and turqoise water on the Island of Coronado:

loreto mexico is paradise

This about sums up the trip:

loreto mexico toes in the sand

┬áIf you’re interested in going to visit the Islands of Loreto, the Villa del Palmar has a special promotion going on through May 19 – mention this blog post when calling the Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa and you will receive free airfare for two flying in and out of LAX. This promotion is based on availability, but what a deal right?! It’s a two hour flight, and this area of the country is full of warm and inviting people, beautiful beaches and a truly relaxing way of life. Happy travels!

Have you ever been to the islands of Loreto in Mexico? Tell us what you loved about this gorgeous area of the world!

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About Author

Ellen wanders. She wandered her way through Europe in 2007 during a semester abroad in Madrid, then through parts of the South Pacific after college graduation, and spent a year in South and Central America during 2010. Most recently, she went on a solo adventure south of the border to research and write the travel guidebook Go Girl Guides: Mexico.

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