LORETO, Mexico, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With whale watching season just around the corner, Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, the newest member of Villa Group Resorts, is responding to increased client requests by introducing an exhilarating three-night package built around the amazing whale watching and marine life opportunities available in the Sea of Cortez and on the Baja Peninsula for only $695 USD per person.
When it's time for whale watching, guests will enjoy a scenic drive across Baja Peninsula to Magdalena Bay on the Pacific side where they will be led on a guided whale watching excursion by some of the region's most knowledgeable guides. Magdalena Bay is the perfect spot for whales, which travel nearly 4,000 miles on an arduous journey from Alaska to get to majestic Magdalena Bay. Some say that like guests who travel to the Islands of Loreto, Baja, Mexico, the whales come back each year for the food, the climate and simply the magic of the region.
Before heading out on the excursion, guests will enjoy a light breakfast, and afterwards they will be treated to a delicious, local lunch in Lopez Mateos, a tiny authentic fishing village. During the excursion, guests can expect to see grey whales while aboard a panga open-air boat. They will interact with the whales and learn about their lifestyle and habits while watching them jump, play and float near the boat. Normally the just born baby whales are more curious and playful, making the experience even more unforgettable.
"Whale watching excursions are one of our most popular activities at the resort," says Owen Perry, owner and president, Villa Group. "Guests love to touch and play with the grey whales while in the open-air panga boats surrounded by some of the most beautiful and clear water in the world. It's truly a transformative experience."
Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto's Whale Watching Package includes three nights for two adults in a deluxe ocean view room at the resort and three days of exciting adventures. The first day includes a guided tour of Loreto City and the Mission of "Nuestra Senora de Loreto." The second day is the trip to Magdalena Bay for a guided whale watching excursion. And the third day gives guests the thrill of a guided, open-air panga ride where they will see dolphins and all of the natural beauty that the region has to offer.
Whale watching excursions are offered at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto through March 2013. The whales are often closest to shore and the most active in February.
Complete and customizable packages including accommodations, whale tours, dolphin tours, taxes, gratuities and other features are available through the resort reservations department. And for visitors to the Islands of Loreto, Baja, Mexico, whale watching day tours are available for $120 USD per person.
For more information or to book a package, guests should visit www.villadelpalmarloreto.com or call toll-free USA 866-209-0726, toll-free CAN 855-440-5590.
ABOUT VILLA DEL PALMAR AT THE ISLANDS OF LORETO
Baja's First Million Star Resort
Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto is a self-contained destination resort on the Sea of Cortez, off the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula overlooking Danzante Island (one of five in the region). It features 181 new, spacious, beautifully appointed one, two and three bedroom villas with balconies, stunning ocean views, mountain views, outstanding restaurants, an attentive English-speaking staff, four swimming pools, beautiful beaches and a mild and warm climate year-round.
Guests can enjoy scuba and snorkeling tours in the protected Marine Park within the five prominent Loreto Islands, horseback riding, swimming, world-class fishing (catch a Dorado and bring it home to have a Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto chef prepare it for you), paddle boarding, kayaking, whale watching and mountain biking. With complimentary shuttle service, guests can explore the historic town at the Islands of Loreto and visit the 1697 mission that made the town famous. The area is also known for its wildlife, including the 900 species of fish off the coast and in an area that has been declared a World Heritage Site. Hotel perks include a spa and fitness center, massages, salsa dance lessons and movie nights for children.
SOURCE Villa del Palmar