Villa Group talks about Loreto and Baja resort developments on Loreto Live

villa-group-logoVilla Group has a large presence in Baja, dating back 25 years. Loni spent some time with Mario Cortes, project director, to get a first hand update on what’s happening in Loreto resort development. 

It’s an informative conversation that covers everything from the roots of Villa Group’s beginning in Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas to some of the new developments now under construction in Loreto. 

Listen now » Loreto Live: Villa Group Project Director Mario Cortez on Loreto Resort Developments

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  • Tony Killeen

    Is there a concern that Villa Group in adding another golf course to the area with associated irrigation requirements will add to the depletion of the aquifier levels in the area of Loreto?

  • Tony Killeen

    Is there a concern that Villa Group in adding another golf course to the area with associated irrigation requirements will add to the depletion of the aquifier levels in the area of Loreto?

  • Tony Killeen

    Is there a concern that Villa Group in adding another golf course to the area with associated irrigation requirements will add to the depletion of the aquifier levels in the area of Loreto?

    • That’s a good point Tony. We’ll forward it to Villa Group and see if they have a response. Also, in future we should ask these types of questions on the Loreto Live podcasts.

  • Tony Killeen

    Is there a concern that Villa Group in adding another golf course to the area with associated irrigation requirements will add to the depletion of the aquifier levels in the area of Loreto?

    • That’s a good point Tony. We’ll forward it to Villa Group and see if they have a response. Also, in future we should ask these types of questions on the Loreto Live podcasts.

  • Tony Killeen

    Is there a concern that Villa Group in adding another golf course to the area with associated irrigation requirements will add to the depletion of the aquifier levels in the area of Loreto?

    • That’s a good point Tony. We’ll forward it to Villa Group and see if they have a response. Also, in future we should ask these types of questions on the Loreto Live podcasts.

  • Tony Killeen

    Is there a concern that Villa Group in adding another golf course to the area with associated irrigation requirements will add to the depletion of the aquifier levels in the area of Loreto?

    • That’s a good point Tony. We’ll forward it to Villa Group and see if they have a response. Also, in future we should ask these types of questions on the Loreto Live podcasts.

  • Clinton Stark

    That's a good point Tony. We'll forward it to Villa Group and see if they have a response. Also, in future we should ask these types of questions on the Loreto Live podcasts.

  • Clinton Stark

    That's a good point Tony. We'll forward it to Villa Group and see if they have a response. Also, in future we should ask these types of questions on the Loreto Live podcasts.

  • Grey Hackle

    Tony,<br />
    Villa Group is a well established developer in the Baja. I suspect they researched water prior to starting the development. In addition if you do not know the structure of the aquifers in the Loreto area you may look stupid for asking. You may also want to see if you can find out if they intend to use effluent and or install a de-sal plant. Coming to the Baja and spouting California Crap every time a development starts is probably something you might want to rethink.

  • Grey Hackle

    Tony,<br />
    Villa Group is a well established developer in the Baja. I suspect they researched water prior to starting the development. In addition if you do not know the structure of the aquifers in the Loreto area you may look stupid for asking. You may also want to see if you can find out if they intend to use effluent and or install a de-sal plant. Coming to the Baja and spouting California Crap every time a development starts is probably something you might want to rethink.

  • Cindi

    &quot;California crap&quot; ? Do YOU know all about the acquifer? It won't sustain another 20,000 people. <a href="http://www.futurosalternativosloreto.org/hydrology/2_assess.h&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.futurosalternativosloreto.org/hydrolog…</a>" target="_blank">http://www.futurosalternativosloreto.org/hydrolog…</a></a> YOU suspect that Villa Group researched the water issue? Villa Group's previous projects have not a WHIT of sustainable concepts, conservation oriented or preservation of the natural environment in any of their projects. Developments in Baja CA DEMAND that everyone – resident, visitor, developer, municipal government, environmental NGO – ask these questions. Villa Group and other developers only look at the bottom line – THEIR PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT. Get real. To not ask and not demand answers, and not demand accountability, is negligence, for which Baja CA suffers. I'll bet you that because Villa Group did NOT adequately research this project, that it will be stalled, downsized or scrapped altogether.

  • Cindi

    &quot;California crap&quot; ? Do YOU know all about the acquifer? It won't sustain another 20,000 people. <a href="http://www.futurosalternativosloreto.org/hydrology/2_assess.h&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.futurosalternativosloreto.org/hydrolog…</a>" target="_blank">http://www.futurosalternativosloreto.org/hydrolog…</a></a> YOU suspect that Villa Group researched the water issue? Villa Group's previous projects have not a WHIT of sustainable concepts, conservation oriented or preservation of the natural environment in any of their projects. Developments in Baja CA DEMAND that everyone – resident, visitor, developer, municipal government, environmental NGO – ask these questions. Villa Group and other developers only look at the bottom line – THEIR PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT. Get real. To not ask and not demand answers, and not demand accountability, is negligence, for which Baja CA suffers. I'll bet you that because Villa Group did NOT adequately research this project, that it will be stalled, downsized or scrapped altogether.

  • Grey Hackle

    I may know a little about it. But are you saying the the Villa Group is going to pump out of this aquifer at a rate of 1 million gallons per day? Highly unlikely. I would probably be more concerned about San Bruno as it sits right on the aquifer not to mention the amount of irrigated turf on the redesigned course at Loreto Bay which was totally unnecessary. Good luck with your assult on the &quot;Developer's Bank Account&quot; in Mexico. I think you are correct to become involved as it is a fragile area. However &quot;Demanding and Assuming&quot; are two concepts that may not do well down there.

  • Grey Hackle

    I may know a little about it. But are you saying the the Villa Group is going to pump out of this aquifer at a rate of 1 million gallons per day? Highly unlikely. I would probably be more concerned about San Bruno as it sits right on the aquifer not to mention the amount of irrigated turf on the redesigned course at Loreto Bay which was totally unnecessary. Good luck with your assult on the &quot;Developer's Bank Account&quot; in Mexico. I think you are correct to become involved as it is a fragile area. However &quot;Demanding and Assuming&quot; are two concepts that may not do well down there.

  • Grey Hackle

    I may know a little about it. But are you saying the the Villa Group is going to pump out of this aquifer at a rate of 1 million gallons per day? Highly unlikely. I would probably be more concerned about San Bruno as it sits right on the aquifer not to mention the amount of irrigated turf on the redesigned course at Loreto Bay which was totally unnecessary. Good luck with your assult on the &quot;Developer's Bank Account&quot; in Mexico. I think you are correct to become involved as it is a fragile area. However &quot;Demanding and Assuming&quot; are two concepts that may not do well down there.

  • Grey Hackle

    I may know a little about it. But are you saying the the Villa Group is going to pump out of this aquifer at a rate of 1 million gallons per day? Highly unlikely. I would probably be more concerned about San Bruno as it sits right on the aquifer not to mention the amount of irrigated turf on the redesigned course at Loreto Bay which was totally unnecessary. Good luck with your assult on the &quot;Developer's Bank Account&quot; in Mexico. I think you are correct to become involved as it is a fragile area. However &quot;Demanding and Assuming&quot; are two concepts that may not do well down there.

  • Grey Hackle

    Tony,
    Villa Group is a well established developer in the Baja. I suspect they researched water prior to starting the development. In addition if you do not know the structure of the aquifers in the Loreto area you may look stupid for asking. You may also want to see if you can find out if they intend to use effluent and or install a de-sal plant. Coming to the Baja and spouting California Crap every time a development starts is probably something you might want to rethink.

    • Cindi

      “California crap” ? Do YOU know all about the acquifer? It won’t sustain another 20,000 people. http://www.futurosalternativosloreto.org/hydrology/2_assess.h
      YOU suspect that Villa Group researched the water issue? Villa Group’s previous projects have not a WHIT of sustainable concepts, conservation oriented or preservation of the natural environment in any of their projects. Developments in Baja CA DEMAND that everyone – resident, visitor, developer, municipal government, environmental NGO – ask these questions. Villa Group and other developers only look at the bottom line – THEIR PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT. Get real. To not ask and not demand answers, and not demand accountability, is negligence, for which Baja CA suffers. I’ll bet you that because Villa Group did NOT adequately research this project, that it will be stalled, downsized or scrapped altogether.

  • Grey Hackle

    Tony,
    Villa Group is a well established developer in the Baja. I suspect they researched water prior to starting the development. In addition if you do not know the structure of the aquifers in the Loreto area you may look stupid for asking. You may also want to see if you can find out if they intend to use effluent and or install a de-sal plant. Coming to the Baja and spouting California Crap every time a development starts is probably something you might want to rethink.

    • Cindi

      “California crap” ? Do YOU know all about the acquifer? It won’t sustain another 20,000 people. http://www.futurosalternativosloreto.org/hydrology/2_assess.h
      YOU suspect that Villa Group researched the water issue? Villa Group’s previous projects have not a WHIT of sustainable concepts, conservation oriented or preservation of the natural environment in any of their projects. Developments in Baja CA DEMAND that everyone – resident, visitor, developer, municipal government, environmental NGO – ask these questions. Villa Group and other developers only look at the bottom line – THEIR PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT. Get real. To not ask and not demand answers, and not demand accountability, is negligence, for which Baja CA suffers. I’ll bet you that because Villa Group did NOT adequately research this project, that it will be stalled, downsized or scrapped altogether.

  • Grey Hackle

    Tony,
    Villa Group is a well established developer in the Baja. I suspect they researched water prior to starting the development. In addition if you do not know the structure of the aquifers in the Loreto area you may look stupid for asking. You may also want to see if you can find out if they intend to use effluent and or install a de-sal plant. Coming to the Baja and spouting California Crap every time a development starts is probably something you might want to rethink.

    • Cindi

      “California crap” ? Do YOU know all about the acquifer? It won’t sustain another 20,000 people. http://www.futurosalternativosloreto.org/hydrology/2_assess.h
      YOU suspect that Villa Group researched the water issue? Villa Group’s previous projects have not a WHIT of sustainable concepts, conservation oriented or preservation of the natural environment in any of their projects. Developments in Baja CA DEMAND that everyone – resident, visitor, developer, municipal government, environmental NGO – ask these questions. Villa Group and other developers only look at the bottom line – THEIR PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT. Get real. To not ask and not demand answers, and not demand accountability, is negligence, for which Baja CA suffers. I’ll bet you that because Villa Group did NOT adequately research this project, that it will be stalled, downsized or scrapped altogether.

  • Grey Hackle

    Tony,
    Villa Group is a well established developer in the Baja. I suspect they researched water prior to starting the development. In addition if you do not know the structure of the aquifers in the Loreto area you may look stupid for asking. You may also want to see if you can find out if they intend to use effluent and or install a de-sal plant. Coming to the Baja and spouting California Crap every time a development starts is probably something you might want to rethink.

    • Cindi

      “California crap” ? Do YOU know all about the acquifer? It won’t sustain another 20,000 people. http://www.futurosalternativosloreto.org/hydrology/2_assess.h
      YOU suspect that Villa Group researched the water issue? Villa Group’s previous projects have not a WHIT of sustainable concepts, conservation oriented or preservation of the natural environment in any of their projects. Developments in Baja CA DEMAND that everyone – resident, visitor, developer, municipal government, environmental NGO – ask these questions. Villa Group and other developers only look at the bottom line – THEIR PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT. Get real. To not ask and not demand answers, and not demand accountability, is negligence, for which Baja CA suffers. I’ll bet you that because Villa Group did NOT adequately research this project, that it will be stalled, downsized or scrapped altogether.

  • Grey Hackle

    I may know a little about it. But are you saying the the Villa Group is going to pump out of this aquifer at a rate of 1 million gallons per day? Highly unlikely. I would probably be more concerned about San Bruno as it sits right on the aquifer not to mention the amount of irrigated turf on the redesigned course at Loreto Bay which was totally unnecessary. Good luck with your assult on the “Developer’s Bank Account” in Mexico. I think you are correct to become involved as it is a fragile area. However “Demanding and Assuming” are two concepts that may not do well down there.

  • Grey Hackle

    I may know a little about it. But are you saying the the Villa Group is going to pump out of this aquifer at a rate of 1 million gallons per day? Highly unlikely. I would probably be more concerned about San Bruno as it sits right on the aquifer not to mention the amount of irrigated turf on the redesigned course at Loreto Bay which was totally unnecessary. Good luck with your assult on the “Developer’s Bank Account” in Mexico. I think you are correct to become involved as it is a fragile area. However “Demanding and Assuming” are two concepts that may not do well down there.

  • Grey Hackle

    I may know a little about it. But are you saying the the Villa Group is going to pump out of this aquifer at a rate of 1 million gallons per day? Highly unlikely. I would probably be more concerned about San Bruno as it sits right on the aquifer not to mention the amount of irrigated turf on the redesigned course at Loreto Bay which was totally unnecessary. Good luck with your assult on the “Developer’s Bank Account” in Mexico. I think you are correct to become involved as it is a fragile area. However “Demanding and Assuming” are two concepts that may not do well down there.

  • Grey Hackle

    I may know a little about it. But are you saying the the Villa Group is going to pump out of this aquifer at a rate of 1 million gallons per day? Highly unlikely. I would probably be more concerned about San Bruno as it sits right on the aquifer not to mention the amount of irrigated turf on the redesigned course at Loreto Bay which was totally unnecessary. Good luck with your assult on the “Developer’s Bank Account” in Mexico. I think you are correct to become involved as it is a fragile area. However “Demanding and Assuming” are two concepts that may not do well down there.

  • larry

    as a member if a person has an idea to generate more sales quick and easy is it worth anything, and if so who is the right person to explain this to. and if not should it just go to the other resorts in mexico larry

  • larry

    as a member if a person has an idea to generate more sales quick and easy is it worth anything, and if so who is the right person to explain this to. and if not should it just go to the other resorts in mexico larry

  • larry

    as a member if a person has an idea to generate more sales quick and easy is it worth anything, and if so who is the right person to explain this to. and if not should it just go to the other resorts in mexico larry

  • larry

    as a member if a person has an idea to generate more sales quick and easy is it worth anything, and if so who is the right person to explain this to. and if not should it just go to the other resorts in mexico larry