Outdoor Adventure Challenge at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto

 

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Many go on vacation to escape the stresses of everyday life, others to visit family and friends, and some to quell the urge for a grand adventure. For those seeking a change of pace, traveling opens up a world of opportunities, especially for exploration and excitement. While there are opportunities for adventure all over the planet, Loreto, Mexico is bursting with diverse landscapes and plentiful wildlife that lend to unique experiences you won’t find anywhere else. To guide you on your Mexican journey, Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto has created an Adventure Week with challenges that will test your sense of adventure, introduce you to the overwhelming beauty of Loreto, and teach you a few tips about being one with the outdoors. When you book your stay at the top all inclusive resort in Loreto during the Outdoor Adventure Challenge, you’ll be inviting your loved ones to indulge in a truly sensational Mexico family vacation.

 

Each day during the Outdoor Adventure Challenge at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, you can experience anywhere from three to six adventures set up for your pure enjoyment. Set a goal to try them all, or choose a few of your favorites for a truly sensational experience and a grand sense of accomplishment. Each challenge is unique and will guide you on your exploration of the land and sea in Loreto, Mexico, one of the top destinations in the country. To prepare you for all the adventures that will come your way, experts will teach you how to use primitive tools, survive in a variety of wilderness scenarios, and build fire with sticks.

 

Some of the family adventures during the week take you out onto the open seas on kayaks and paddleboards. As you paddle through the sparkling waters, you’ll get to view the land from a new perspective and visit the famous rock formations in the bay. You’ll even get to paddle to the Ensenada Blanca cave where nature has created a tranquil landmark. When the sun goes down, return to the sea with an LED paddleboard for some nighttime fun, or greet the morning with an invigorating session of standup paddleboard yoga.

 

For those looking for an underwater excursion, the Villa del Palmar Outdoor Adventure Challenge also has a variety of options that will take you to the depths of the seafloor and around some of the most brilliant fish sanctuaries in the world. Take a dip under the sea on snorkeling and scuba diving adventures that put you in close proximity with colorful coral and schools of tropical fish. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to learn from our dive instructors on your Mexico family vacation. They will show you how to free dive to gather clams, one of Loreto’s most treasured delicacies. If diving is new for you, our instructors will prepare you to safely enjoy the underwater world before you head out on any of our underwater Outdoor Adventure challenges.

 

For those looking to be on the water, but not in it, Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto offers a variety of fishing adventures that will challenge you, while at the same time reward you with stunning views and sizable catches. Whether fishing from a kayak or larger boat during the Outdoor Adventure Challenge, you’ll find yourself reeling in some of the best catches of your life. Return to Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto to grill, bake, or fry your catch of the day. As one of the best sport fishing destinations in the world, fishing is bound to be one of the most memorable moments of your Mexico family vacation.

 

Explore the jungles, deserts, and beaches of Loreto, Mexico with a variety of different Mexico family vacation adventures. Naturalists and field guides will teach you about the ecosystem, flowers, fauna, and wildlife in the surrounding areas on hikes that traverse the varied terrain that surrounds the top all inclusive resort in Loreto. On these hikes, you can spot the tropical birds that call Mexico home during the day or hike in the desert at night to see the stars unobstructed by the lights of the city. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto didn’t earn the title as the “world’s first million star resort” for no reason. We guarantee you’ll be intrigued and completely amazed.

 

The Outdoor Adventure Challenge at the top all inclusive resort in Loreto continues onto the TPC Danzante Bay Golf Course, where championship golf meets the stunning views of the Islands of Loreto. With panoramic ocean and mountain vistas and lush greens, being out in the fresh air of the course will revive your spirits. Practice your golfing skills at the TPC Danzante Bay driving range or play through the whole 18-hole course. You’ll even have the opportunity to compete under the stars in a putting competition that will put your skills to the test. These challenges are ideal for either the beginner or avid golfer.

 

At the end of the Outdoor Adventure Challenge at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, celebrate your accomplishments with loved ones, while relishing in the memories of your Mexico family vacation. Enjoy games like horseshoes, volleyball, and bean bag toss on the beach while sharing stories about the adventures you took with your family throughout the week. Relax with dinner and a show as a reward for overcoming the challenges you’ve been on. This journey will provide you with new skills and plenty of memories to take home from your family adventure in Mexico.

 

Go the Distance – Learning to Control Your Golf Clubs

 

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Learning to control distances with each different club in your golf bag can be one of the most challenging aspects about the game, however it is essential if you want to stay out of the bunkers and keep your number of strokes to a minimum at some of the best golf courses in the world. Everyone, from novice golfers to the pros, finds it difficult to know just how far you should be hitting the ball with each individual club. While many have their opinions, the answer isn’t clear-cut because it truly depends on each individual golfer and the equipment they are using. While club distances may leave an ambiguous mark on your favorite pastime, one thing is for certain, getting to know your own strengths will take you far in the game of golf.

 

There are a number of factors that contribute to the wide variations in golfers’ distances, which is why knowing your own yardages is extremely important. The clubs you are using, the ball you’re hitting, your own physical strength and endurance, and weather conditions all contribute to how far you’ll be able to hit the ball with each distinct golf club. In addition, you have to take into consideration the conditions of the fairway, the angle at which you are connecting with the ball, and finally, your swing speed when determining club distances.

 

The following golf club distance chart will give you a good idea of which club to use depending on the distance you’re aiming for, but by far the best way to work out your club distances, is to head to the driving range or practice facilities where there are distance markers so that you can practice hitting the ball with your swing speed and your own gear to see just how far you hit each club. In this golf club distance chart, you’ll find a range of distances that represent short, medium, and long hitters, but it is important to remember that everyone is different and thus this should only be a guide, not the end all be all on club distances.

 

Club Distances for Men Distances for women
Driver 183-210-229 119-147-183
2-Wood 175-201-219 114-141-175
3-Wood 172-197-214 111-138-172
4-Wood 160-183-199 104-128-160
5-Wood 156-178-194 101-125-156
6-Wood 148-169-184 96-119-148
7-Wood 140-160-174 91-112-140
8-Wood 132-151-164 85-106-132
9-Wood 120-137-150 78-96-120
1-iron 162-197-221 99-127-162
2-iron 147-178-200 90-116-147
3-iron 136-165-185 83-107-136
4-iron 128-155-175 78-101-128
5-iron 121-146-165 78-101-128
6-iron 113-137-154 69-89-113
7-iron 106-128-144 64-83-106
8-iron 98-119-134 60-77-98
9-iron 87-105-118 53-68-87
Pitching wedge 79-96-108 48-62-79
Gap wedge 72-87-98 44-56-72
Sand wedge 60-73-82 37-47-60
Lob wedge 53-64-72 32-42-53

 

If you are really interested in understanding your golf club distances, make sure to utilize the practice facilities at the course you are playing before starting a round. At many of the best golf courses in the world, you’ll be able to get a good feel for the quality of the course, the climatic factors that will contribute to the distance your ball travels, and how well your own stamina holds up in the climate of that course. At the TPC Danzante Bay Golf Course in Loreto, Mexico, for example, you can visit the practice facilities before heading out to play a round of golf on the championship course. When doing so, you’ll get a good feel for the quality of the greens, how factors such as wind and heat will affect your swing, and whether or not you’ll be able to focus with such awe-inspiring views that stretch out from every corner of the 18-hole TPC Danzante Bay Golf Course. By practicing your swing and measuring your club distances, you’ll have a better idea of which club to use when you find yourself sitting in different positions on the course. As with almost anything practice makes perfect, especially when deciding on which clubs to use.

 

22 Types of Coffee + 1 to Enjoy on Your Next Mexico Vacation

 

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Across the world, coffee has turned into an art form, with baristas and coffee shop owners going to great lengths to create the perfect cup of Joe. Opening up a can of mass-produced grounds to filter through the old pot is no longer acceptable nor enjoyable to most coffee drinkers. Most people recognize popular coffee beverages that are served at chain cafes, but the world of coffee goes much deeper than that. Here are descriptions of the 22 most popular coffee-based drinks to give you the terms and lingo to keep up with the most avid coffee connoisseurs. You’ll even find one to make your next Mexico vacation even better.

 

Americano: Mixing hot water into a single or double shot of espresso creates the americano. With a taste similar to standard coffee, this drink was supposedly made by American army men during WWII to make their espresso last longer.

 

Black Eye: For those who need something strong to wake them up, a black eye will do just that. A black eye is a double shot of espresso added to a cup of regular coffee. Very strong, and very caffeinated!

 

Breve: A breve is an American version of the traditional latte. Instead of steamed milk, this drink calls for steam half and half to be added to the espresso shot. The half and half usually creates a more foamy beverage than steamed milk.

 

Cafe au Lait: As the name says, this drink is coffee with milk. However, to be a cafe au lait, the milk must be hot when added to the dark coffee. This drink is served all over the world and has become famous in New Orleans at the famous restaurant Cafe du Monde.

 

Cafe con Hielo: Before pouring hot coffee over ice to make a cafe con hielo, drinkers add sugar. It’s up to the consumer how much sugar to add, but the sugar will dissolve better in the hot coffee before it’s added to the ice, making this a delicious beverage.

 

Cafe del Tiempo: The time for cafe del tiempo is summer. When ordered, you’ll typically receive two cups: one with coffee and another with ice and a slice of lemon. Pour the coffee over the ice and lemon for a cool and refreshing summer drink.

 

Cappuccino: Cappuccinos have become famous all over the world. This popular drink begins with two shots of espresso topped with steamed milk and foam. Talented baristas pour the foam in to create designs like hearts and leaves. Cappuccinos can also be varied by topping with cinnamon or chocolate powder for a unique flavor.

 

Cortado: In Spanish, the word cortado means cut, and that’s what the milk does in this drink. While some baristas may not be familiar with it, this drink uses warm milk to cut the bitterness of a shot of espresso. Unlike other drinks that combine milk and espresso, the cortado is equal parts milk and coffee with no foam.

 

Dirty Chai: Chai tea and chai lattes have become increasingly popular over the years, especially around the holidays. Dirty chais are a combination of chai tea, frothed milk, and espresso. With the spices of India, this drink will warm you up.

 

Doppio: Doppio comes from the Italian word for double. A doppio is a double shot of espresso. It is twice as big and delivers twice as much caffeine.

 

Espresso: Espresso is the heart of many coffee drinks. Made from the same beans, espresso is made by forcing a small amount of boiling water through finely ground coffee. Espresso has a thicker consistency and a stronger taste than coffee.

 

Flat White: A flat white begins with a double shot of espresso. Unlike a latte, only the middle part of the steamed milk is added, the micro froth. This froth has tiny bubbles and a velvety texture. While it is similar to a latte, coffee aficionados can taste the difference.

 

Frappuccino: A traditional Starbucks drink, frappuccinos are world renowned and made in many coffee shops. A frappuccino is usually made with coffee instead of espresso, syrups, and ice blended together and topped with whipped cream. For those who don’t usually enjoy the taste of coffee or espresso, frappuccinos are usually requested especially as some have neither.

 

Irish Coffee: Not for kids, this drink is spiked with Irish liqueur. A shot of Baileys or a similar liqueur is added to sweetened coffee and topped with whipped cream. Sweet and strong, this drink is often taken with or in place of dessert.

 

Latte: A latte is a cappuccino’s closest sibling. A latte is made by adding steamed milk to espresso but without the foam that a cappuccino has. Variations of lattes include adding flavors like vanilla or caramel or drinking it iced in the summers.

 

Macchiato: A macchiato also falls into the same family as the latte and cappuccino. The macchiato has the smallest amount of milk of the three. Macchiato means marked, so the espresso is only topped or marked with a small amount of foamed milk.

 

Mazagran: Mazagran is a refreshing, flavored coffee drink made by pouring strong coffee over ice. Lemon is added and often rum as well. This drink originated in Algeria but has variations in countries such as Portugal and Austria.

 

Mocha: Like a latte, a mocha begins with espresso and steamed milk. What makes it mocha is the addition of chocolate. This can be from sweetened cocoa powder or chocolate syrup. Toppings like a dusting of chocolate or cinnamon, whipped cream, or marshmallows can be added to sweeten it up.

 

Red Eye: To keep you up, take the red eye. A red eye is a shot of espresso added to a normal cup of drip coffee. While it has other names worldwide, such as stink eye and sludge cup, this is a popular choice for caffeine intake.

 

Ristretto: Ristretto is an espresso with a sweeter taste, but that’s because it’s only half of one shot. For a ristretto, a barista only pours the first half of an espresso shot, which has the sweeter notes. While it may be the same ingredients, it has a different flavor profile. A double ristretto is the first half of two shots.

 

Turkish Coffee: Turkish coffee is prepared differently that standard drip coffee. Coffee grounds and sugar are boiled together and then half the liquid is strained into cups. The other half is returned to the fire to boil and is then added to the cups. While it can be made unsweetened, cardamon can also be added for additional flaro.

 

Vienna Cafe: Two shots of espresso are put into a large mug to make this drink. It is then topped with a heap of whipped cream and a dusting of chocolate. It is drunk through this creamy topping for a rich taste.

 

Mexican Coffee: It doesn’t get better than this. On your next Mexico vacation, or anytime you’re feeling up for a delicious coffee beverage with a kick, opt for a Mexican coffee, which includes a delicious combination of tequila, kahlua, coffee, and sometimes a bit of vanilla ice cream.

 

Whether heading to the local coffee shop for your favorite cup of joe or trying something new on your Mexico vacation, these 22 coffee creations will give you something to look forward to. At Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, you can enjoy any number of distinct coffees at the diverse Loreto restaurants, including many from the list above. Start your morning with a rich cappuccino at the Market or top off your dinner with a Mexican Coffee; the perfect way to end your day.

 

The Beauty 

Secrets Behind the Diverse Hair Masks

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For centuries, men and women have been fascinated with hair and the diverse forms in which we can style, dye, and manipulate our tresses to keep up with the fashionable times. Hair has always been deemed an attribute of beauty, but it hasn’t always been easy to keep up with the trends whilst maintaining the stunning glow and healthy look of luscious locks. The continuous application of perms, straighteners, hair dyes, and copious amounts of chemical products can wreak havoc on our strands, leaving them dull and lifeless, which is why people all over the planet have turned to a variety of natural hair masks as a way to undo the damage and return hair to its natural glory. The beauty secrets behind the following natural hair masks might just have you reveling in a whole new look:

 

Strawberry Hair Masks

The natural properties of strawberries help to create a mask that nourishes your strands from the roots to the tips. To create this beautifully fragrant hair mask, blend a few strawberries, an egg yolk, and two teaspoons of olive oil together and let it sit on your hair for half an hour before washing it out with a mild shampoo. Or if you’ve got other ingredients on hand, combine a handful of strawberries, a teaspoon of coconut oil, and a teaspoon of honey. The effects will have your hair looking silkier than ever before.

 

Mayonnaise Hair Mask

Mayonnaise has long been used to emphasize your hair’s natural shine and to create volume in otherwise dull locks. This simple, yet effective mask requires nothing more than a quarter cup of mayonnaise, a few drops of your favorite essential oil, and a short 30 minutes to help change the look and feel of your hair. Apply the mask, shampoo as normal, and revel in shinier, more voluminous hairdo.

 

Coconut Oil and Almond Milk Hair Mask:

Coconut Oil has gained popularity in recent years for its seemingly endless array of benefits, one of which is a direct result of its moisturizing qualities. When coupled with almond milk and a bit of egg white, it becomes the perfect substance for a glorious hair care treatment. For the ideal mixture, utilize one egg white, two tablespoons of coconut oil, and three tablespoons of almond milk. Apply the mask overnight 2-3 times a week for amazing results.

 

Banana Hair Mask

For salon style soothing, apply a banana hair mask that will not only nourish your dry hair, but also regulate the necessary oils to keep it looking and feeling great. Bananas are loaded with potassium, and vitamins A, E, and C, all of which combine to create a powerful punch to restore your hair’s elasticity, moisture, and glow. For this natural hair mask, combine one to two ripe bananas, a teaspoon of coconut oil, olive oil, and honey each. Allow it to sit for a minimum of five minutes before rinsing it out with warm water.

 

Aloe Vera Gel and Olive Oil Hair Mask

One of Mexico’s most abundant plants also happens to be the perfect ingredient in natural remedies for the skin, hair, and your overall health. This natural hair mask makes use of Aloe Vera gel, or Sabila as they call it in Mexico, to repair brittle, dry hair. When putting this mask together, add 5 to 6 tablespoons of aloe vera gel to a tablespoon of olive oil and one egg yolk. Mix the ingredients and apply it to your locks for at least a half hour. When you wash it out, you’ll be left with a stunning look that includes rejuvenated hair.

 

Avocado Hair Mask

Revitalize your dull, lifeless locks with another treat native to the lands of Mexico. When you combine an avocado with a tablespoon of almond oil and a ¼ cup of milk, you’ll be rewarded with a natural hair mask that both smells delicious and works wonders on your strands. For this mask, the key is blending the mixture until it has a creamy consistency, much like conditioner. Once you’ve got the perfect concoction, apply it to your hair, cover your head with a shower cap and wait 15 minutes before rinsing it out.

There really is no better way to keep your hair looking great than by using one or more of these natural hair masks. If you are not up for trying it on your own, allow the expert beauticians at the Sabila Spa at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto do the trick for you. They’ll whip up one of the most heavenly natural hair masks on the planet to have you looking and feeling your best. The Sabila Spa also has a number of other indulgent spa services that utilize natural ingredients and centuries old techniques to bring you a soothing spa experience unlike anything you’ve ever felt during your next vacation to Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto.