The beaches in the islands of Loreto completely surpassed our expectations ! This hidden gem of a paradise is pristine and untouched. The Bay of Loreto National park is the second largest national marine park (after the Great Barrier Reef) and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It has also been nicknamed as the Galapagos of the North America! Aside from the crazy gorgeous waters and stunning desert like landscapes, its marine life is bountiful. Its no surprise it is also called the “Aquarium of the World”. Whale watching is very popular in the islands of Loreto during Jan-March especially, as these majestic creatures (blue whales, humpback whales, etc) migrate all the way from the North to the warm waters in the Sea of Cortez to escape their winter and also give birth. Villa Del Palmar at the islands of Loreto organizes great whale watching trips with a very well informed expert who told us all about the rich marine life that Loreto is blessed with. We saw seals, a beautiful humpback whale and the highlight – a school of about a 100 dolphins put up a flash mob for us in the wild. It was absolutely beautiful, one of the most amazing sights I have seen in my life ever! If you do have the time, I highly recommend taking the resort tour to Magdalena Bay to whale watch as you will be able to get real upclose and front with the grey whales, so upclose that whales actually come up to you and allow you to touch them ! Snorkeling is also very popular at the islands ( the area boasts of having over 900 species of fish!) and you will be sure to see lots of colorful marine life around the corals. If you have a list of beaches to visit and Loreto isn’t on them, I think all this is reason enough for you to consider this breaktaking natural haven a serious must do!
We stopped over at a deserted beach on Isla Del Carmen (1 of the 5 big islands in the marine park) for the day. This beach called Playa El Sendero was seriously the kind of beach that one wouldn’t mind being deserted and beached on! Pristine sands, clear waters, stunning desert landscapes with cacti and a backdrop of the mighty mountains surrounded by 50 shades of blue! I have this sight imprinted on my memory, it was sheer gorgeousness. My Le salty label lace coverup was the perfect outfit choice for the day. I love love this boho chic label, they make beautiful pieces for all those salty mermaids and free spirited girls. This luxe lace coverup is easy to throw over your bathing suit and can also be worn with a slip for a day out. The Kaftan like design features oversized batwings, and thigh-high side splits.
I am also loving Triangl‘s new floral line, so many pretty prints to choose from. I finished the look with a crochet shell anklet to fit the boho luxe vibe of my look.
I am also a huge fan of round beach towels, they are such a fun alternative to traditional shaped ones. This tribal black and white printed roundie from BeachLulu was so ideal to set up for soaking in the Mexican sunshine while on our afternoon picnic. The description of the towel actually says – “the towel incorporates elements of waves of water, dunes of sand and bursts of sunshine” – couldn’t have been more perfect!
Suit – c/o Triangl
Towel – c/o Beach Lulu
Anklet – Craft Your day
Location – Isla Carmen, Islands of Loreto, Mexico
Villa Del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto has been gracious to offer an amazing discount to all my readers and followers! Travel to Loreto anytime from now to April 30th, 2016 and you can get a Deluxe Studio suite for just $146 USD per night , plus taxes and gratuities. Terms and conditions apply, blackout dates apply. If you are interested please reference the code FAMJAN16 when you make your reservation through reservaciones.vdpl@
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