Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta


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The beat of the Mexican soul lives within Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta, where traditional Mexican hospitality and a magical, majestic vista make for unforgettable memories. When you step foot onto this sun-drenched resort, you'll find historic ambiance mixed with world-class service. This all-suite hotel is located on the beachfront of Banderas Bay in the heart of Puerto Vallarta's Hotel Zone, and is only a few minutes from the charm and excitement of downtown Puerto Vallarta.

At this beachside beauty, all air-conditioned suites are decorated with Spanish colonial touches and include private balconies or terraces, along with a wide range of services, entertainment, and recreation options. Feel free to do as little, as or as much, as you want. You can take a relaxing soak in the beachside Jacuzzi, a highly-charged ATV ride through the Mexican jungle or partake in a game of golf.

Looking to luxuriate even further? The Bay Breeze Spa adds an extra element of pampering to your trip with treatments designed to nourish. This tranquil spa takes its inspiration from the sea and includes a range of options tailored to nurturing your body back to its natural balance.

Hungry? Not here. With four delectable dining choices there's no chance of going hungry. Don't let the casual atmosphere of the restaurants fool you. The chefs here are whipping up a culinary adventure to keep your appetite satisfied.

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HOTEL LOCATION
This oceanfront property is located in the central Hotel Zone, ten minutes from the International Airport and ten minutes from the center of town.
Address: FCO.MEDINA ASCENCIO KM.2.5 ZONE HOT
PUERTO VALLARTA
JAL

MX
Local Phone: 011-52-322-226-1
Fax: 011 52 (322) 468-37
HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary)
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (One block)
Pools
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
The pool area features waterfalls, slides, and bridges.
Golf: NEARBY
Marina Vallarta- 10 minutes away Vista Golf Club- 15 minutes away
Holes: 18
Water Sports on Site
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Ping pong, pool table, shuffleboard.
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Complimentary
Steam Room: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Villa del Palmar features a modern Mediterranean style of architecture nestled across 8-acres of lush tropical landscape. The hotel consists of seven buildings between 6 and 8 stories high, with a total of 560 air-conditioned suites. Hotel features include two restaurants, two bars, a seasonal Kids Club, 100 yards of beachfront, water sports, and a pool area with waterfalls, slides, and bridges. Beach: The property is situated on 100 yards of wide sand beach with lots of palapas, lounge chairs, and mats. The beach is safe for swimming.
Total Rooms: 560
Year Opened: 1985 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
No Spring Breakers. Surcharges apply for lobster, shrimp, and prime cuts.
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE RUN OF THE HOUSE
Your choice of one king bed or two double beds makes this the perfect option for a couple's retreat or a small family getaway. The spacious bathroom with travertine marble décor and the fully equipped kitchenette allows for the greatest convenience.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
1 BEDROOM AI
650 sq. ft. One king and one sofa bed. Balcony comes equipped with furniture. Kitchenette, dining area, and oversized bathroom. Inclusive Plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
2BEDROOM ROH AI
900 sq. ft. One king in one bedroom, and one queen or a double bed in second room. Sofa bed in living room. Up to two bathrooms with upscale amenities. Dining area. Exterior balcony comes furnished. Inclusive Plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
1 BEDROOM
650 sq. ft. One king and one sofa bed. Balcony comes equipped with furniture. Kitchenette, dining area, and oversized bathroom. European Plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
2 BEDROOM
900 sq. ft. One king in one bedroom, and one queen or a double bed in second room. Sofa bed in living room. Up to two bathrooms with upscale amenities. Dining area. Exterior balcony comes furnished. European Plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE RUN OF THE HOUSE
Your choice of one king bed or two double beds makes this the perfect option for a couple's retreat or a small family getaway. The spacious bathroom with travertine marble décor and the fully equipped kitchenette allows for the greatest convenience.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta features 2 meal plan options:
Limited All-inclusive Plan-Optional Inclusive Plan Surcharges apply for lobster, shrimp & prime cuts.
No Meals
There are 4 Restaurants at Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta:
La Cucina - Casual, open-air restaurant and pool bar featuring buffet breakfast, and a and a la carte lunch and dinner. Open daily for breakfast from 7 am - noon, lunch from noon - 6 pm and dinner from 6 to 10:30 pm.
Equipales - Located poolside, this casual, Mexican-style sports bar provides provides light snacks, cocktails, ping pong and the latest sporting events via satellite. Open daily from 11 am to 11 pm.
Palmita Market & Deli - Enjoy an early morning cappuccino while collecting a box lunch for a day of adventure. Deli baguette offers homemade breakfast pastries, organic salads, sandwiches, gourmet desserts, snacks and beverages. Open daily from 7 am - 10 pm.
Viva Jalisco - Family style dining with an exceptional blend of regional cuisines and culture presented outdoors under a thatchedroof palapa or in the air-conditioned comfort of an elegant old-world foyer. Open daily from 5 to 11 pm.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
The Kid's Club is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Program Fees: $

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Game Room
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: on call

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Villa Del Palmar
LINDA A.
Feb 03 2016
The hotel was very clean and the staff very friendly and helpful. The room furniture was very uncomfortable, although the bed was good. There was a problem getting a a chair by the pool or beach. Small beach area, but large pool area, though both were crowded. The beach was nice for walking. Restaurant food was good, but we preferred to go to the Malecon for dinner and entertainment.
Customer Rating: 

The Hotel was fine but their number one goal was time share sales!
JAMES S.
Jan 16 2016
They were relentless. We arrived late in the day and they would not let us go to our room until they had badgered us to sign up for a time share pitch. We didn't and our room was at the front of the hotel with a noisy street view. Every time one left the hotel the time share sales person would chase you down! Also, the hotel implemented a 12.5% gratuity for all food and drink a few days into our stay. There was coffee in our room the first night but after that we had to purchase coffee for our little coffee maker. Now that I know the ropes I could handle another stay. The transfers from and to airport were difficult to set up since we had the Apple package. On departure we almost had to just pay our own way back to airport as the concierge woman was confused about our Apple transfer.
Customer Rating: 

Villa Del Palmar
SUSAN H.
Jan 11 2016
We just returned from our trip to Mexico and I can't say enough great things about this hotel. Aside from the fact that they tried to push a timeshare meeting on us (but we found this to be typical of Puerto Vallarta in general...the airport, hotel and even the shops), everything exceeded our expectations. We tried, for days, to find a way to book tours, but everything seemed to be tied to doing a timeshare meeting. It wasn't until the end of our trip that we found a desk, in the center of the lobby, where we could book tours not tied into a timeshare. The tours we booked (Rythym of the Night and Outdoor Adventures) were incredible and I cannot recommend enough how Vallarta Adventures runs their tours. They were some of the best we have ever done. Check in and check out, at the hotel, were extremely fast and efficient (but we did arrive and leave on a Thursday so those are not big travel days in general, our room was very clean and comfortable, the food was really good and service was impeccable. Even though we have done all-inclusives in the past, my husband is not a fan of buffets so we were both pleasantly surprised to find that we could order off menus at the restaurants, which we did every day. We did do the breakfast buffet, which had a nice assortment of American and Mexican food. The grounds were kept up very well as was the beach. Unfortunately, local vendors were on the beach all day and we were approached frequently to buy their goods. Again, this was typical of the area and not just the hotel. If bothered by this, there were 3 pools to sit at to avoid this as they were not allowed on the hotel's grounds. Because we love to travel, we try to never go back to the same place twice, but I definitely would like to return to Puerto Vallarta and stay at this same hotel. If you are the type who likes extreme luxury and not being engulfed in the culture of the country, I would recommend staying in Nuevo Vallarta as this part of Puerto Vallarta is where the locals vacation, but everyone was extremely friendly and nice and we were not treated any differently. El Centro was a quick bus ride away or about a 20-30 minute walk. We took the bus into town several times, but walked home in the evenings. We felt extremely safe everywhere we went and we never had a problem anywhere. My only suggestion is, if asked "how long are you here for", be sure to say "We are leaving tomorrow". Otherwise, you will be pulled into another timeshare push.
Customer Rating: 

TWO STAR HOTEL
CRAIG M.
Jan 04 2016
Hotel was one of the worst places I have ever stayed. The room was adequate and paid for an upgrade. Even when you turned on the tv and it showed a beautiful hotel, but in reality was not what it was. It was a selling for timeshares hotel. The food was the worst part of all and so glad we didn't do all inclusive because I would have asked for my money back.
Customer Rating: 

GARY F.
Sep 24 2013
Beach was covered with sticks and water was brown from rain in the mountains.vendors on the beach never leave you alone.It is hard to relax with them bugging you every few minutes too buy what they are selling.They also buggy you to go see timeshares everywhere.Would not go back .
Customer Rating: 

JANIS C.
Feb 27 2013
check in took forever! we had to wait 2 hrs cause our room wasn't ready. This is Apples issue cause of their flight times chosen. we should have been told check in wasn't till 4pm. upon arrival at the airport we were accosted by a timeshare seller for half an hour or so, appeared to be an Apple employee, not appreciated.
Customer Rating: 

Hotel Room
JAMES C.
Feb 20 2013
Origianlly we were scheduled in a studio room which was very good except we requested a king size bed but didn't get one. In addition, we were next to the road which was very noisy. We only stayed in that room for one night. For an additional $20 per night we received an upgrade to a one bedroom suite far from the road and more central in the complex which was great!
Customer Rating: 

Everything Super!!!!
BRUCE K.
Apr 26 2012
We totally enjoyed our Apple Vacation.The flight was great-hotel was excellent in all areas and our Apple representative was very helpful with any questions and made sure everything was to our liking-and it was.
Customer Rating: 

DOUGLAS S.
Apr 03 2012
the convenience of the location of the hotel to town for outside activity
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Love it.
Axel C,
Thu Mar 21 21:22:07 EDT 2019
We had amazingly 2 weeks at this resort, very well preserved facilities not the most luxurious BUT the service is outstanding, Special shout out to Luis Cortes pool concierge who always took care of us from the first day we arrived this resort, Villa del Palmar is fortunate to have this young and talented man like him because he also dances in the night shows and he is just the best 1. We can not wait for the next year to see our new Mexican favorite friend...

I would stay here again
kkancianich, Tacoma, Washington
Thu Mar 21 13:39:44 EDT 2019
Great location, not too expensive, beach access, safe for every age. You can do all inclusive or not, your choice. The food is great but you can walk across the street and get great food for cheap. Close to a grocery store in walking distance so you can grab snacks or whatever because your room has a kitchen.

Irma is the best!
Ray F, Palmyra, New York, USA
Wed Mar 20 13:23:41 EDT 2019
If you're expecting luxurious rooms, look elsewhere..This is an older hotel but rooms are adequate..location is good, grounds are beautiful and the staff is fantastic! Our concierge, Irma, was exceptional. Very thorough and low key. On her suggestion, we attended a vacation club or timeshare presentation. Transportation was provided to sister property in nearby Nuevo Vallarta, a nice breakfast and personal presentation. The property is spectacular! First class and unbelievable beach. Presentation was very low pressure and friendly by Danny. With the fair pricing and extensive use options, we decided to join(purchase). If you go, insist on Irma on arrival and don't be afraid to try presentation. If it's not for you, still a nice morning in paradise .

Service with a smile!
harpo96, Fairmont, West Virginia
Wed Mar 20 12:17:50 EDT 2019
Although an older property, as evidenced by the rooms, the service and streamlined pool towel process was much appreciated as compared with other properties. The proximity to town was convenient. The food was good also.

Great Vacation
Myrna C,
Tue Mar 19 22:56:34 EDT 2019
This is a beautiful hotel. We loved the room, enjoyed 3 pools. The staff, waiters, and service personnel were wonderful. They all deserve 5 star, especially the following. Our concierge, Rae Anna was so sweet, personable and very helpful with any questions we had. Luis Cortez, the pool concierge was amazing. He helped me when I had an allergic reaction to cigar smoke from someone smoking on the beach. He found them, resolved the problem, and made sure I was looked after and taken care of each day. He is very charismatic, compassionate and so personable. I made a new friend. Susana, our room attendant for room 3533 is also a lovely person. Her attention to detail each day to make our room spotless is a credit to her caring character. She made creative towel and bed designs each day which made us smile each day. The big negative and the reason for a rating of 3 is there is NO free WiFi in the rooms unless you pay $10.00 US per day. What rip-off. Guests pay a lot for vacation and this leaves a real sour note. The ads are misleading cuz you have to go to a Sports Bar in another building to get WiFi. This needs to be dealt with. Smaller hotels have free WiFi on the entire premises.



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