January 2, 2017 3:12 pm

The resort’s location within the world’s second largest protected National Marine Park helps limit the size and power of boats that traverse its waters, keeping pollution from watercraft to a minimum, meanwhile protecting the area’s abundant marine life. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto has worked closely to preserve indigenous flora and fauna in the region with the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), which is the federal agency responsible for promoting the protection, restoration and conservation of ecosystems, natural resources, environmental goods and services in Mexico. As for other ways in which Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto goes green, its solar-panel-lined roofs collect and store power from the area’s more than 300 sunny days each year, greatly reducing the resort’s energy needs. The resort also uses a seawater purification system that collects and purifies water from the Sea of Cortez for use throughout the hotel. The system mitigated the need to create a 30-mile water pipeline from the town of Loreto to Danzante Bay. In addition, the resort created a greywater recycling program, which helps conserve water and aids irrigation on the property, as well as recycles aluminum, glass and plastic. Other sustainable efforts include the Villa del Palmar at the Island’s of Loreto’s maintenance of its own vegetable and herb garden, which are used in gourmet meals at its three restaurant – The Market Restaurant, Casa Mia and the fine-dining Danzante Restaurant – for a farm-to-table experience. Baja has much to offer beyond the popular destination of Los Cabos. Venture further north on this magical peninsula and discover the untouched natural wonderland of the Islands of Loreto.*]]>