Way Down South, Mexico Way

Coronado Island, a national park off the coast of Loreto, Baja, Mexico

Jimi Hendrix perhaps said it best

I’m goin’ way down south 
Way down to Mexico way…
Way down where I can be free 
Ain’t no one gonna find me

Sure, Jimi was talking about a guy running from the law ’cause he’d just shot his cheating wife, but the sentiment is there: 

Heading south to explore the colonial history and natural delights of Baja, Mexico is an ideal form of escape.

Climb into a small van with a local Loreto tour guide…and leave your weapons at home.

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Villa del Palmar Loreto: A Sweet Dose of Baja

The view from my room at the Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, taken at 6am on a Friday morning

When it comes to travelling in Baja, Mexico, there are a few things to consider:

The gentle blue Sea of Cortez, white-sand beaches and private coves, lush green winter hillsides spiked with cardón cactus, craggy mountains aglow with rose-gold sunsets, fresh seafood, several centuries’ worth of colonial history, and a night sky so full of stars, it’ll blow your mind.

A 2-hour direct flight from Los Angeles, the Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto will show all this to you with a focus on comfort and cultural connection to Mexico — with a side of the best handmade tortilla chips you’ll ever have.

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