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Wishes Come True at The Villa del Palmar Resort in Loreto

We traveled as a guest of the resort


A dream is a wish your heart makes….

All your Dreams and wishes will come true at the Villa del Palmar Resort at the Islands of Loreto with their “Light a Wish” program benefitting the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Mexico. Guests visiting the resort have a magical opportunity to make a wish before lighting a “wish lantern” over the sea of Loreto. Guests will have an opportunity to participate in a magical experience at the resort, while helping to make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

While I was staying at the Villa del Palmar Resort during a recent visit to Loreto, I had the opportunity to make-a-wish and light a wish lantern before returning home. After dinner, all of the guests walked over to the patio that overlooked the ocean with the bright moon reflecting on the crystalline waters. Everyone made a donation to the organization, and the staff gave us a marker to write our wishes on the lanterns. Hand-in-hand we closed our eyes and released the fire driven lantern into the sky.


It was a magnificent experience watching our lantern slowly glide into the dark sky above while shining bright like a shooting star. I could feel the magic of the island while participating in the event, and this ended up being my favorite experience during my stay at the resort.


The make-a-wish foundation is new to Mexico, starting in 2012, and they currently grant wishes to approximately 30 terminally ill children a month. The Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto program helps to fund an additional 12 wishes a year…making a difference in the lives of children who need it more than anyone else in the world.

The “Luminaires by Loreto: Light a Wish” program is available once a week and approximately 25 lanterns are released each week. When planning your next family visit to Mexico, choose the Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto Resort. Your family will have an opportunity to make a child’s life better through the Make-a-Wish Foundation in Mexico with the “Light a Wish” program.

For reservations or additional information, please contact the resort at [email protected] or call 800.790.4187.

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