Welcome to the “other”of Baja California, Mexico. Danzante Bay lies within Loreto, a unique seaside town home to rich ocean wildlife, golf, and stunning mountain vistas. Located about four hours north of La Paz and 200 miles north of Cabo San Lucas, Loreto is rich with culture, beautiful colonial architecture, and history dating back to 1697. The only Pueblo Mágico (“magic town,” a special designation from the Mexican government) with an international airport, Loreto is catching the eye of discerning travelers for its laid-back energy, lack of crowds, and spectacular natural beauty brimming with wildlife.

Danzante Bay is a 750-acre master planned resort and residential community on a crescent beach in Loreto, where the towering Sierra la Giganta Mountains descend into the Sea of Cortez. The community includes the award-winning Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto hotel and famed TPC Danzante Bay golf course, designed by Rees Jones. For guests seeking a longer-term, authentic Mexican lifestyle intertwined with nature and luxury, lots and homes are available for sale in two distinct neighborhoods within Danzante Bay. 

 Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto

Buyers can choose from four architecturally brilliant home plans from Kevin B. Howard Architects, ranging from three- to six- bedrooms and 2,400 to 4,350+ square feet. Land planning has been thoughtfully designed by Hart Howerton. Sales have been strong with 29 homesites sold, and 16 of those currently finished or under construction. Only a total of 88 home sites will be available in Phase I and II. Lot pricing starts at $359,000 and pricing for home construction starts at $1.7M. One built model home is on the market, for $3.5M featuring three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths.  

Owners have access to a private beach club, access to the resort’s fitness facilities and water sports, along with special rates at the spa, restaurants and TPC Danzante Bay golf course.

Here’s A closer look:  

Explore The Aquarium of the World: The protected waters of the Loreto Bay National Marine Park are a haven for marine life, including thousands of tropical fish, sea turtles, sea lions, dolphins and whales, making it an ideal location for those who want to explore life underwater. The waters around the islands are crystal clear and hotel-led, scuba, kayaking, snorkeling and island tours offer guests an up-close-and-personal view into the “Galapagos of Mexico.”

For a particularly special treat, take a base excursion to swim with the dolphins and humpback whales that playfully patrol the blue waters of the Sea of Cortez.

TPC Danzante Day: The Rees Jones-design golf course features one of the world’s more spectacular par-3s, the 178-yard, 17th hole that drops from the tee box 250 feet above the Sea of Cortez to a green on a clip cliff outcropping. Magnificent. 

TPC Danzante Bay finishes with a terrific 18th hole The 18th hole – a 520-yard, par four – ,dead downhill in the style of the 663-yard, par-five, 18th hole at the Plantation Course at Kapalua on Maui.

Danzante Bay – less than a two-hour flight from Los Angeles –  has six swimming pools, the Sabila Spa, and an abundance of water activities such as sport fishing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and kayaking. 

Guests also can take a 45-minute shuttle to the town of Loreto, which was founded by Jesuits in 1697. There are plenty of taquerias and shops along the way to the historic Mission of Our Lady of Loreto, not far from the town’s oceanfront.

It’s a great day trip from the resort and an opportunity to explore part of the Baja that is just now being discovered.