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WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS AGAIN HONOR VILLA DEL PALMAR

BEACH & SPA RESORT AT THE ISLANDS OF LORETO

Resort wins for third time in Best Resort, Best Beach Resort categories

LORETO, Baja California South, Mexico (Sept. 17, 2018) - Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto continues to collect the honors, with the latest accolades coming from the World Travel Awards—2018 Leading Resort in Mexico and Central America and 2018 Best Beach Resort in Mexico.

Beating out stiff competition from worldwide brands, Villa del Palmar—located between the Sierra de la Giganta mountains and the Sea of Cortez on the southeastern shore of Baja California Sur—was previously named the Leading Resort in Mexico and Central America in 2016 and 2017, and Best Beach Resort in Mexico in 2015 and 2016.

“We’re extremely proud to be selected for these coveted honors,” said Owen Perry, co-owner with Luz Maria Torres of The Villa Group, operators of Villa del Palmar Beach & Spa Resort. “We are blessed with a unique destination in a world-class coastal setting. Our wonderful staff works hard every day to create lifelong memories for our guests, so they can enjoy our pristine beaches, magnificent spa, a wide array of activities, and superb cuisine.”

The World Travel Awards are considered the most prestigious in the global travel and tourism industry. For 25 years, the program has acknowledged, rewarded, and celebrated excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.

Established in 2011, Villa del Palmar Resort sits on a sprawling stretch of white-sand beach along Danzante Bay, where the astounding natural habitat includes 900 species of fish. Resort guests can enjoy world-class sport fishing, swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, and whale watching.

The expansive property (4,447 acres) includes six swimming pools, 18 holes of spectacular golf at TPC Danzante Bay, the luxurious Sabila Spa, and well-marked hiking trails. Other activities, which may be arranged through the activities desk, including mountain biking, horseback riding, and ATV tours.

Modern amenities, three exceptional dining venues (with all-inclusive meal plans available), and personal attention are all part of the unforgettable Villa del Palmar Resort experience.

TPC Danzante Bay, designed by world-renowned architect Rees Jones, is a multi-themed golf course accented by coastline, valleys, arroyos, dunes, and foothills. Part of a luxury master-planned Villa del Palmar Resort community, TPC Danzante Bay features panoramic ocean and mountain views.

Located 300 miles north of Los Cabos, Loreto is only a two-hour flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) via Alaska Airlines. The resort also is accessible from Calgary with seasonal direct WestJet flights, and from Tijuana and Guadalajara via Calafia Airlines.

For more details, visit www.villadelpalmarloreto.com. For information on TPC Danzante Bay, visit www.tpcdanzantebay.com.

About Villa del Palmar Beach & Spa Resort the Islands of Loreto
Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto is a luxury destination resort on the Sea of Cortez, off the eastern coast of the Baja Peninsula overlooking Danzante Island. Flanked by the rugged Sierra de la Giganta range, the resort features 181 spacious, beautifully-appointed deluxe one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites with terraces and stunning ocean and mountain views, timeshare options, three restaurants offering gourmet dining, an attentive English-speaking staff, five swimming pools, the 39,000 square-foot Sabila Spa and Wellness Center, two tennis courts, beautiful beaches, and a mild and warm climate year-round.

The resort was named the 16th best resort in Mexico by Trip Advisor. In 2015, Travel Weekly magazine recognized the Islands of Loreto with a 2015 Silver Magellan Award in the Adventure Destination category. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto is a three-time recipient of the World Travel Awards distinction as Mexico's Leading Beach Resort.