Hotel Overview

Take a deep, calming breath and feel the warmth envelope you at Villa del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort & Spa, the grand and friendly home-away-from-home located in stunning Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. Here, amidst world-class beaches and luxurious Mediterranean-style architecture, you'll find the scenic backdrop of tropical mountains and sparkling Banderas Bay. 

Everything you need for an exhilarating vacation is here, from a magnificent multi-level pool to exotic and mouth-watering cuisine to nearby championship golf courses. If relaxation is what you desire, you are in good hands with the team of specialists at the decadent, European-style Tatewari Spa. Your health and beauty is top priority and is well taken care of with the wide variety of personalized treatments for your needs and pleasure. 

Your taste buds will be delighted by three different eateries. Enjoy lunch at the gourmet Pizza Bar. When the sun sets, you can dine al fresco at La Trattoria. Sitting right on the ocean, this open-air restaurant serves Italian specialties prepared with Mediterranean flavors. Expand your variety of flavors at the Bellavista Restaurant and Bar, offering an artful presentation of Nouveau Mexican Latino Cuisine in an elegant European-style setting. 

The activities team is constantly looking for new and creative ways to entertain you. This resort offers it all, from margarita-making classes to beachside games. Nightly dinner and theme shows are also on tap. 

All suites are air-conditioned and feature spacious private balconies or terraces that let you experience tropical living at its best, as well as a host of other top-notch amenities meant to ensure a stress-free vacation. It's all about privacy and exclusivity and experiencing a personalized vacation that's right for you.


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General Policies & Fine Print

General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 3599 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Place is going down hill fast

    We've been coming here for well over 10 years with family, and have been members, but every year, it just gets worse. Today for example marks the 3rd time since we've been on this trip that we cannot get towels. Furthermore, the hotels policy on people saving seats at the pool is awful. People come out at 6am, toss down a towel and a book on a seat, and never return. The hotel does nothing about this, and as such, you simply cannot find a seat. The food has gone down hill as well, and they charge more than $115 USD for a single lobster that's ~$20-30 USD at most beach restaurants around (which taste better). In fact the first meal we had here was terrible. Fish (red snapper) was not cooked well at all. The service at the pool (if you can find it) takes forever in many cases. And, don't get me started with the timeshare BS. They push you into an "members update", which is a hard sell for hours on why you should spend north of $100k because (as they've admitted), they've oversold the units here, and it'll only get more difficult to get a room in the future. When talking to other patrons here, the feelings are pretty universal. Lots of people complaining. Sadly, the management doesn't care. At this point, I absolutely cannot recommend this place. Not being able to get a beach towel, pool chair, decent meal, are not acceptable. These are basic things you expect. And if they fall short with these very basic things, consider how everything else is handled.

    Feb 19, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Value, Super Location

    We spent a week there after three weeks in another property. We loved the easy access to the beach and pools. We did the all-inclusive and the food and drinks were of high quality and easily available. It is an easy walk to Bucerias on an old concrete walkway. I enjoyed taking pics of birds along that route. Signage could be a little better and there are some obstacles such as unmarked screens and vertical glass that pose hazards for us older folks with diminished vision. (And there were a lot of older folks around.) The water aerobics instructors were top-notch; the waiters were attentive; desk people were efficient and well-informed. Bar service from the Italian restaurant was slow becuase the waiters had to go to the other building for drinks. There ought to be a better way to do that. It also seemed that any time materials were being moved that the carts made too much noise. The walks and patios are mostly stamped concrete or pavers and the carts are like the hard wheeled carts at Home Depot. Rubber tires or bicycle-wheeled carts would be a lot quieter.

    Feb 18, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    5 Star staff

    Another wonderful vacation in our home away from home! The staff here is amazing!!! Humberto & Jose behind the front desk are fabulous! Octavio DeLa Rosa, our pool & beach waiter couldn’t have been more accommodating! Lucy, Aurora and Bertha at the concierge desk are efficient and full of warmth and professionalism. All of the bellmen are fantastic! They are our first contact and treat us like family. I don’t remember all if their names, but Roberto & Antonio are 2 who stand out. Can’t wait to return next year!!

    Feb 16, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Home away from home

    This resort has been our second home for 17years. It is in a perfect location right on the beach. Every room has an ocean view,some better than others, and the rooms are clean and equipped with everything you need. The service and staff go beyond to make you comfortable and happy.

    Feb 16, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    We love flamingos!

    We just love this place. Our second time here and already planning to come back. 16 days with a friend joining us for 7. We had a 1 bedroom with a full kitchen. We were able to cook ourselves for 11 and did all inclusive for 5. It is just the right size resort for us. Beach access and pool are great. Employees are super friendly. Activities offered were great. Activities staff were wonderful! We learned to paddle board (thanks Alex, Jose, Ernesto) did water aerobics (thanks Cynthia, Betty) , watched great shows (thanks everyone!!!). They do it all. Close to Bucerías too for fun restaurants. Again, we love this place!

    Feb 14, 2020

Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319