Interested in visiting the Islands of Loreto? WestJet can take you there!

If you’re planing a romantic gateway for next year, WestJet, Canada’s most-prefered airline, will start launching non-stop weekly service between Calgary and the Villa del Palmar resort beginning on February 14, 2015. The airline may bring the service to Vancouver, depending on how successful the flights out of Calgary are.

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After the course of three short years, Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto has been rapidly growing in popularity with adventure-seekers and connoisseurs of pure relaxation alike.

Considered a  luxury destination resort –  Villa del Palmar is located on the Sea of Cortez, off the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula overlooking Danzante Island. The resort’s many amenities include: three gourmet restaurants, five swimming pools,  spa and wellness centre and a private beachfront.


Guests have many adventures to choose from, such as SCUBA diving lessons, snorkelling, world-class fishing, paddle boarding and kayaking only to name a few.  With complimentary shuttle service, guests can explore the historic town at the Islands of Loreto and visit the 1697 mission that made the town famous. The area is also known for its wildlife, including the 900 species of fish off the coast and in an area that has been declared a World Heritage Site.


If relaxation is what you’re after, hotel perks include a spa treatments, massages, salsa dance lessons and movie nights for children.

The Islands of Loreto will begin seeing new guests arrive from a weekly Saturday flight beginning in February, through May 2015. Flights will be operated on WestJet’s fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, with flight times synched perfectly for easy, hassle-free connections from major Canadian cities on WestJet’s partner carrier Encore. Inbound flights to the region will depart Calgary at 9 a.m. and arrive at the Islands of Loreto at 12:55 p.m. Service from Loreto is slated to depart at 1:50 p.m., with return flights arriving in Calgary at 5:56 p.m.

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The addition of service from Calgary signifies a continued interest in the Islands of Loreto as a vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.

“We’ve been in discussions with WestJet for quite some time regarding the Islands of Loreto as a premier vacation destination for Canadian travelers, and the timing of the new flight service is just right. We’re thrilled that WestJet recognizes the unparalleled potential for tourism in the region, as we do at the Villa Group,” said Owen Perry, co-owner and president of Villa Group. “With the ease of travel that WestJet’s new service will provide to our Canadian guests, more travelers will be able to experience the unrivaled natural beauty of the region and the endless opportunities Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto provides for romance, adventure and relaxation. We believe this is the start of a long relationship between WestJet and the Islands of Loreto.”


With more than 100 miles of coastline, 300 sunny days a year and year-round surface temperatures averaging in the 80s, the Islands of Loreto offers the perfect getaway.


For resort reservations or additional information, please contact the resort at or call 800.790.4187. To learn more about Villa del Palmar, contact your preferred travel professional, visit or call the number above.


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