CHILDREN (AGES 0 - 12)
There are so many worthwhile things to do on vacation in Loreto, Mexico. From the “Aquarium of the World” to the rolling hills of the Sierra de la Giganta Mountains, the terrain is filled with things to see, adventures to conquer, and moments to be had, and there’s no better way to experience it all than by hitting the hiking trails in Loreto. At Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, the diverse trails traversing the resort’s grounds show off the beauty and magic of life in the Magic Town.
Hiking in Loreto Mexico is an incredible way to take in the beauty of the destination, while at the same time working on one’s mental and physical wellbeing, but before you head out, make sure you’re familiar with the map of hiking trails in Loreto. There are a number of different options, but the trail at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto is one everyone should check out. It has four trails that loop around the property with eleven checkpoints spanning over 9.5 kilometers of beautiful terrain. The trail, which takes an average of 2 hours and 47 minutes to finish, has some of the most stunning views of the bay situated in front of the resort. While hiking this trail, you’ll also get to take in the grandeur of TPC Danzante Bay, Mexico’s only TPC golf course.
When hitting the hiking trails in Loreto, it is always important to keep a few safety tips in mind.
1. Always let someone know where you’re headed. Stop by the front desk of the resort and let them know you’ll be hiking the trails and for how long you’ll be gone. By notifying the staff, they can do a better job of keeping you safe in the event that your hike takes longer than normal.
2. Hike with a buddy. While hiking in Loreto Mexico can be enjoyable alone, it is always recommendable to take someone with you in case something happens.
3. Wear a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes. The trails at the resort are considered moderately challenging, so be prepared to take breaks along the way and to stop to drink the water that you’ve brought with you.
4. Stick to the trails. This will help keep you safe during your hike so that you don’t get lost or injured. The trail at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto circles around TPC Danzante Bay, giving guests a view but while maintaining a distance to protect you from flying golf balls.
5. Observe the wildlife, but keep your distance. On the hiking trails in Loreto, you’re likely to encounter diverse wildlife, including squirrels, raccoons, foxes, tarantulas, and snakes. While some of these animals are harmless, others can be a danger to you and your companions, so it's best to give them their space and observe them from afar.
Hiking in Loreto Mexico is extremely rewarding, and it should be for everyone on the trails. In order to ensure a pleasant experience for all parties, it is important to follow certain hiking etiquette.
1. Be sure to let others know you are approaching. If you are coming up on a hiker and they don’t see you, give a quiet hello so that they are aware of your presence. If they can see you approaching, a simple gesture and quiet hello is appropriate.
2. Keep your conversations to a minimum. Mother Nature has a way of whispering beautiful sayings, but you have to be quiet enough to hear her. Out of respect for everyone on the trails, keep the conversations short and quiet.
3. Give way to those heading uphill. In some instances while hiking in Loreto, you’ll need some momentum to keep going, which is why it is always helpful to make sure those coming up get the right of way before those heading down.
4. Practice mindfulness. Be sure to make conscientious decisions while on the hiking trails in Loreto. There is a delicate ecosystem at play and we as humans should do as little as possible to disturb the natural surroundings on our hikes. Be mindful of what and who is around you.
Before and after your hike, it is always a good idea to get in some stretching to loosen up your muscles. If you are heading out on one of the guided hikes at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, your guide will likely invite you to do this. If not, take a few minutes on your own to stretch your joints and muscles. It will make for a more enjoyable hike and ensure you’re not sore the next day.
Hiking in Loreto is an adventure you won’t want to miss. From spectacular views to hidden treasures you’ll find along the way, there is so much to enjoy on the trails when you put one foot in front of the other. Who is ready for a hike?
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