The newer luxury beach front Villa del Palmar Loreto resort opened a few years ago with a Rees Jones designed golf course. For a few years, the TPC Danzante Bay golf course offered 11 holes, until recently when seven additional dramatic holes were added to total 18 holes. There are 11 ocean-facing holes with some next to beach dunes near the property’s hotel, while others wind through the desert and up the dramatically chiseled canyon. This challenging course has four tees for all levels, and is the fourth international facility in the TPC network’s collection of championship golf courses. The highlight of this course is the 17th hole. It’s a par three perched along a cliff-side peninsula overlooking the Sea of Cortez. According to the resort’s Golf Pro Danny Garcia “This hole is the most beautiful in Mexico, maybe even the world.”Villa del Palmar Loreto is a 188-suite resort overlooking Danzante Bay and Isla Danzante with three unique restaurants, five mosaic tiled swimming pools, a beautiful beach, two tennis courts, 39,000 sq. ft spa, miles of hiking trails, kayaks, paddle boards and snorkeling excursions. This luxury resort is part of the 4,200-acre Danzante Bay master-planned community is surrounded by the Sierra de la Gigante mountains and protected aqua marine coastline.The spacious guest rooms offer a kitchen, living room, bedroom with a large whirlpool tub, walk in tiled shower, large closet and security safe. Sliding glass doors lead out to a veranda with a lounge chair, table with four chairs and a relaxing chair with an ottoman.For golfers who find this course paradise, there are graded golf course, canyon and ocean view lots available to purchase for around $300,000. A model home is available to tour to learn about the four different architectural floor plans to build a beautiful home ranging in size from 2,967 sq. ft. to 4,352 sq. ft.
Currently Alaska Airlines flies into Loreto twice a week on Thursday and Sunday from LAX. It’s a two hour flight and 40 minute shuttle ride to Villa del Palmar.