Danzante Bay at the Islands of Loreto is the distillation of this ethos. Bounded by Baja’s majestic Sierra de la Giganta mountain range and the Sea of Cortez, this remarkable community stands as a lush oasis against the area’s diverse geology. Red rock cathedrals suggest Sedona, while cactus-dotted desert landscape is reminiscent of the Coachella Valley. At times, it’s easy to feel lost in the canyons and peaks, but for the sparkling waters of the Bahía de Loreto National Park on the horizon – a reserve so rich in marine life that Jacques Cousteau referred to its waters as “the world’s aquarium.” The Gulf of California offers infinite waterways to explore above and below the surface of the sea.
As global citizens seek to acquire a second residence to balance their active lifestyles, areas such as the Baja and Loreto are increasing in popularity with their unmatched mix of sun and fun surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Indeed, Danzante Bay offers one of the world’s most diverse and accessible palettes of eco-tourism opportunities, from hiking and mountain biking in the surrounding foothills and mountains, to snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking and trophy fishing in the unspoiled waters of the bay. Of course, a provocative 18-hole golf course by hall of fame architect Rees Jones is its signature offering, and it is already garnering a reputation as one of the “must play” courses in the world with its divergent topography and breathtaking views.
For those whose idea of recreation is a healthy dose of relaxation, Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa offers world-class amenities that have already seen it ranked as Mexico’s #1 Beach Resort by World Traveler. Guests and residents can enjoy a full array of services at Sabila Spa, fine regional dining or sunning themselves at the beach or one of five pools, as well as dolphin and whale watching expeditions. As a nightcap, they simply sit back and enjoy the ever-changing display of stars against a pure black sky, awaiting a new dawn of activities and wonder.