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Villa Group Opens Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa
at the Islands of Loreto in Baja Sur, Mexico

LORETO, Mexico, May 16, 2011 -- Pristine beaches and ecotourism adventures await travelers at the new Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa at the Islands of Loreto.  Located in Baja California South, the resort offers 181 spacious suites (studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom villas as well as an Ambassador Suite, Royal Suite and Presidential four-bedroom Suites) with views of the sparkling Sea of Cortez. Future developments include tennis courts and a 35,000 square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center and spa, which will open this summer.

Loreto was named the number eight destination to visit in a recent New York Times "Where to Go in 2011" article. Just a 90-minute flight from Los Angeles, Calif., this ecological wonderland is home to one of the world's largest marine parks and the oldest colonial town on the peninsula.

The resort faces Danzante Island and is surrounded by the majestic Sierra de la Giganta Mountains. With the calm waters of the Sea of Cortez, a unique turtle-shaped pool and the largest Jacuzzi in the entire Baja California South, Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa at the Islands of Loreto offers a variety of water activities including snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving. The resort also offers ecological activities such as mountain hiking, climbing, camping and much more in the Bay of Loreto, home to close to 900 species of reef-dwelling and migratory fish.

"Loreto is one of Mexico's most incredible hidden gems," said Villa Group Resort partner Luz Maria Torres. "We're elated to open Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto and welcome travelers to such a magical place."

Villa del Palmar is the only five-star resort in the area and the first property in the Villa Group Resort's planned 1,800-acre development in Loreto, "Danzante Bay," which will include seven resort hotels, 240 home sites, additional restaurants and a Rees Jones golf course.

Guests can receive the third and fifth nights free with special summer rates starting at $208 per night, based on double occupancy. They can also book an "Ultra-Inclusive" getaway including meals, beverages, golf and many outdoor activities starting at $350 per night, based on double occupancy – reflecting a 30 percent discount. These rates are valid for bookings from now through October 31, 2011.

For reservations or more information about Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa at the Islands of Loreto, call (888) 844-8169 or visit

About The Villa Group

The Villa Group was founded in 1984 and is one of Mexico's leading privately owned hotel, resort and real estate development companies. Their portfolio includes beachfront destination resorts, exclusive vacation ownership, and fractional and full ownership luxury real estate developments. The collection includes: Cabo San Lucas – Villa La Estancia, Villa del Arco and Villa del Palmar; Puerto Vallarta – Villa del Palmar; Riviera Nayarit – Villa del Palmar Flamingos and Villa La Estancia; Cancun – Villa del Palmar; The Islands of Loreto – Villa del Palmar.

For more information visit Follow Villa Group Resorts on and

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Also See: Owen Perry's Villa Group Begins First Phase of the $600 million Resort Development in Loreto, Baja Sur, Mexico with the 161 unit Villa del Palmar Loreto; Project Will Encompass Hotel, Timeshare, Fractional, and Whole Ownership Real Estate / September 2008

Joamilka Contreras Appointed General Manager at Villa La Estancia Nuevo Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico / January 2008

Alejandro De La Garza Named Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing for Villa Group Resorts / February 2008

Alfredo Rosas Joins the Loreto Bay Company as the General Manager of the 155 room Inn at Loreto Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico / May 2007

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