17th Jul2014


Loreto Island Boat Tour

by Dinah Wulf

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During my recent visit to the of Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto resort and spa I experienced so many fun excursions including paddle boarding, clam diving, and a Loreto Island Boat Tour. Departing from downtown Loreto on a 20-passenger APEX inflatable boat, the Isla Coronado tour provides amazing snorkeling opportunities along the area’s crystal blue water.

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Ten of us toured the quaint downtown area of Loreto. I purchased a few souvenirs for my friends and family back home and we headed on a short walk to the dock.

Here is a photo I took of the shopping area.

 

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This was inside one of the shops where the shop Owner showed us his loom for making rugs.

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The boat was much larger than I expected.  Don’t let the term “inflatable” fool you.  There was more than enough room for the ten of us as well as the crew members.  There was plenty of underneath storage in our seats to help protect our belongings and keep them out of the way. This was our view walking along the coast to our boat.

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This is a photo of my friend Sharon from Cupcakes and Cutlery and me.

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This is Zyra, friend and one of the most amazing members of the Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto staff.

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The Danzante Island tour departed from nearby Puerto Escondido, and took us to the region’s most iconic island, which features an amazing array of native plants, coral groups and a wide variety of marine species. Danzante is known as a great place to enjoy diving, hiking or just relaxing in the sun on what’s known as “Honeymoon Beach.”

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We stopped a few times to swim, eat lunch, and snorkel, while enjoying the beautiful calm blue waters. We were told that if the tide wasn’t as high, guests normally stop on the beach to have lunch.

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The boat dropped us off at the resort beach which was a fantastic convenience and a great opportunity to sip another freshly made cucumber margarita!  It was definitely a trip to remember.

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.

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