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Baja, Mexico: A Vacation Retreat With Adventure

Rancho Pescadero

As a part of our work with the Mexico Tourism Board, we recently had the opportunity to visit La Paz, Mexico and we didn’t want to leave. The cleanliness of the area, the beauty of the people, the brilliant water, the food (Buffalo BBQ in La Paz), the ice cream, the colorful fish, snorkeling in Mexico with sea lions… we could go on and on we loved La Paz, Mexico so much. In fact, we’re already playing with the idea of a retirement home in Baja. Therefore, in addition to all the other great locations and openings around the world that we like to inform our readers about, we wanted to share some Baja, Mexico news.

A contact of ours recently informed us of this sweet resort: Rancho Pescadero, a stellar destination for total relaxation which adventurous pursuits in a laid back luxury resort environment just an hour north of Cabo. From surfing one of the top local breaks to hiking the Sierra Laguna Mountains, Rancho Pescadero gives guests the perfect place to enjoy all that Baja has to offer, by arranging day trips to the Sea of Cortez for a chance to snorkel, book surfing lessons, or plan a fishing trip with a local panguero.

The Beach in front of Rancho Pescadero

With access to two miles of secluded white-sand beach and two swimming pools, the property’s “best gym is the outdoors”. Guests have free use of an ample supply of surfboards, boogie boards, fishing equipment and bicycles. In addition to beach walks, ocean swims and surfing workouts, guests can also enjoy daily complimentary yoga classes.

Rancho Pescadero's Sexy Pool

One of the most popular activities is whale shark watching at Espirtu Santo Island (this is where we snorkeled and it’s one of the most amazing snorkeling sights we’ve ever laid eyes on). Guests can explore the amazing Marine National Park while interacting with whale sharks and swimming with sea lions in the lagoons of the Magdalena Bay. Other activities include scenic waterfall walks, ATV tours and the once-in-a-lifetime experience for thrill seekers to explore wide open Baja by going open road racing.

Rancho Pescadero Room

After an activity-filled day, Rancho Pescadero then provides all of the ingredients needed to relax and rejuvenate: a treatment at The Tres Hermanas Spa, creative Mexican cuisine, or simply lounging poolside with a hand crafted cocktail. You really can’t go wrong, it’s so right.

Rates range from $185-425/night

Rancho Pescadero is also on Facebook


Fabu Family Eco Adventure Deal – Cancun

Whale Shark!

This just in! From June through September, hundreds of whale sharks gather in the waters just a short boat ride from the Villa del Palmar beachfront resort in Cancun – one of the top two places in the world to see these incredible ocean-dwellers. The family-friendly beach resort, which opened last December, is currently offering a Whale Shark Adventure Family Package Deal at great value, with massages included (helloooooo, Cancun!) and two children under 12 staying and eating for free.

  Whale Shark Eco Adventure Package Deal at Villa del Palmar Cancun

5 Days / 4 Nights
Seasonal (June-September) 



Villa del Palmar

Package Includes:

• 5 Days and 4 Nights in a luxurious One Bedroom Ocean View Suite
• 2 50-Minute Relaxing Massage per room, per Stay
• 10% Off additional Massages
• Up to two children under 12 stay and eat free (sharing room with their parents)
• 2 Whale Shark Tour passes
• Round Trip Transfers
• Welcome Cocktail upon arrival
• All Meals, Snacks and Beverages + Premium Brand Alcoholic Beverages
• Complimentary Internet access in your room
• 6 times daily shuttle to Downtown and Hotel Zone Shopping Centers
• Complimentary use of Water & Land Toys: Non motorized water sports
• Daily Theme Nights
• Taxes and gratuities

Price: $1,598 total package

Discovery Adventures

Armchair travel just got an upgrade!

Morocco Discovery Adventure Travel TourRemember when you saw your first episode of Deadliest Catch and the next time you ate Alaskan King Crab you held up a bright red two-foot long leg and said, “Cheers to the men who bravely risked their lives so that I could enjoy the succulent white tendrils of this soft salty meat like never before”?  Or how about the time you channeled Man vs. Wild’s star, Bear Grylls, when you were lost during a hike in Montana so you decided to walk along the dangerously close edge of a suspended railway bridge? Oh we can’t say enough about our love of all things Discovery.  For one thing, Discovery Channel used to be our EIC’s client when she worked as a VP in entertainment advertising.  Shark WeekDeadliest Catch, Dirty Jobs… we know our Discovery Channel.  We can’t get enough of their entertaining content and their commitment to the natural world.

discovery_adventures_logoAs such, when we caught wind that the Discovery Channel had *just* launched Discovery Adventures, their first ever adventure travel vacation group, we said, “Where do we sign up?!” Starting last Friday, July 31, 2009, there are 31 itineraries to 18 different destinations with departures slated for this December 2009. Discovery Adventures not only ‘makes adventure travel accessible, less intimidating and offers 3-star service levels at more affordable prices,’ but they also promise to deliver die-hard, often “can’t be found with any other tour” real life experiences.

Expect to explore regions featured on Discovery Channel programs such as Man Vs. Wild, Out of Egypt and Discovery Atlas China.  Trips focus on educational tourism, cultural immersion, wildlife encounters, participation in sustainable world practices, epicurean adventures, geographic and environmental exploration.  Destinations include, North America (Alaska, Southwest), Latin America (Peru, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Costa Rica), Africa (Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Egypt, Morocco) and Asia (India, China, Thailand).

Prices and trips range in length in cost, but an 9 day/8 night trip through Costa Rica runs approximately $1149 (air fare not included).

Discover the unexpected…

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