Just beyond the village of Loreto, Mexico, a mere ninety-minute flight from Los Angeles, on the southern end of the Baja peninsula, lies Danzante Bay and The Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa. This 4,500-acre master-planned community is the brain child of renowned Mexico developer Owen Perry. From the resort’s exquisite shoreline beaches, visitors can enjoy crystal blue-green warm waters through a bevy of activities including fishing, whale-dolphin watching, kayaking or simply taking in the breathtaking panoramic views of what Jacques Cousteau once called “The Aquarium of the World.”
The resort boasts 188 beautifully-appointed luxury suites with large terraces, all providing stunning ocean and mountain views. Directly adjacent to the hotel is the 39,000-square-foot Sábila Spa and Wellness Center where you can indulge and relax from a day at the beach or golf course. Three great restaurants onsite offer anything from casual dining to a full gourmet experience. The signature Danzante restaurant and bar offers a unique combination of Mexican fusion cuisine integrating fresh fish, seafood and steaks into tantalizing dishes, making this culinary experience a must.
But the true jewel of Danzante is the newly-opened 18-hole Rees Jones-designed golf course. With five sets of tees stretching out to 7,237 feet, this magnificent golf course offers players a fair or challenging test, depending on how much they want to take on. The course itself features open lush fairways and gently sloping, immaculately cared for greens. Each hole at TPC Danzante Bay is part of a visually awe-inspiring journey, meandering through canyons and mountain terrain all the way up from the dunes of the beach to the famous cliffside peninsula and home to the par 3, 17th hole. Perched hundreds of feet over the Sea of Cortez, the setting here is indescribable and worthy of several selfies and golf swing videos. This signature hole will surely become a must play for any Jetset golfer visiting Mexico.
If, like me, you fall in love with Danzante Bay (and what’s not to love?), you may want to check out some of the newly-released home ownership opportunities. The El Cardon home sites, set in a 734-acre master planned development, feature approximately one-half acre lots with outstanding golf course, mountain and ocean views starting at $285,000 US. Want a little more? Check out the limited collection of Baja contemporary two-to-five bedroom single family estates starting from $1.7 million. Having toured a recently completed home, I was awed by the finishes and designs and the integration into the surrounding terrain. Danzante Bay, with its beautiful water and beaches, incredible golf and dining, is truly a Mexican paradise.