New Flights Expand Access to the Islands of Loreto

Alaska Airlines, Volaris Make it Easier to Escape to Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa and TPC Danzante Bay golf course
LORETO, Baja California Norte, Mexico (Feb. 18, 2020) — The Islands of Loreto continue to grow in popularity as a prime travel destination, and airlines are responding to the demand. Both Alaska Airlines and Volaris are adding new flights to Loreto International Airport (LTO), providing more options than ever to visit Loreto and Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa, located on the eastern side of the Baja Peninsula along the beautiful Sea of Cortez.
Alaska Airlines, which already has non-stop flights to Loreto from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and connections throughout their network, has added a second Saturday flight through April. The two-hour flights leave LAX at 11:55 a.m. and at 2:35 p.m. PT. Those returning to Los Angeles from Loreto will have the option of departing at 2:05 or 5:40 p.m. MT.
Volaris is also expanding its options to and from Loreto, effective April 6. Its brand-new Monday route is a one-hour, 40-minute flight from Tijuana International Airport (TIJ), which departs at 1:16 p.m and brings the total to three flights per week. The Monday return flight to Tijuana departs at 4:27 p.m. Volaris already offers Tuesday and Saturday flights.
Other airlines flying into Loreto include Calafia Airlines from both Tijuana and La Paz International Airport (LAP), and WestJet Airlines from Calgary International Airport (YYC).
From San Diego, visitors flying on Volaris and Calafia can use the Cross Border Xpress (CBX), a pedestrian skybridge that conveniently connects to the Tijuana airport. Travelers literally walk across the bridge into Mexico where they go through Mexican customs and immigration. From that point, they are domestic Mexican passengers and do not have to go through the process again upon arrival in Loreto.
Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at the Islands of Loreto features 4,447 unspoiled acres along one of the most breathtaking spots in the hemisphere, including stunning views of the Sea of Cortez and Sierra de la Giganta Mountain Range. The resort offers world-class golf (TPC Danzante Bay), a state-of-the-art spa, three outstanding restaurants, five swimming pools, beautiful beaches, tennis courts, miles of hiking trails, glass-bottomed kayaks, sport fishing, and much more.
For more details about the resort, visit, call (800) 790-4187, or email For additional information about how to get to Loreto, visit
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About Villa del Palmar at 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 180 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 was also recognized as Mexico’s Leading Beach Resort in the 22nd and 23rd annual World Travel Awards. It also earned recognition in both 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 as Mexico and Central America’s Leading Resort by the same prestigious organization.