Hotel Overview

A new definition of luxury awaits those visiting Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, a secret hideaway that boasts personalized service all the way. The chic Hacienda-style ambiance, the masterful views of Banderas Bay from every room, the soul-cleansing massages of the European-style Tatewari Spa, and the multitude of delicious dining options make this the choice for a luxurious vacation. 

The superb staff at this hotel offers indulgent service, in-suite amenities and a strong commitment to making your stay as memorable as possible. The seclusion factor is high, the charm is off the charts and the sweeping vistas are so transformative, you might want to book a few extra days. 

There are a plethora of restaurant choices, where you'll find everything from refined cuisine to fresh pizzas direct from wood-burning ovens. Pause for a midday meal at La Parilla, a casual poolside spot with two swim-up bars and a shaded terrace. Indulge on Mexican favorites and wraps, gourmet burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Dine in style at La Casona, the only restaurant in Riviera Nayarit to feature Kobe and Angus Certified Beef. This fine-dining venue offers an air-conditioned dining room, or you could choose to dine al fresco on the open-air terrace. 

No relaxing stay is complete without a visit to the indulgent Tatewari Spa. Tatewari is the oldest Huichol Indian deity representing spiritual growth, peace, and the state of extreme relaxation. The Tatewari Spa imbibes this concept and offers spiritual balance produced by peace, tranquility, and meditation. Come and experience complete tranquility and renewals of the mind, body, and spirit. 

Each of the one, two, and three bedroom units is stylishly decorated with marble floors, granite countertops, a whirlpool tub, walk-in shower, walk-in closet, and spacious balcony with wet bar.


Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airpor : 10 miles


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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 1895 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good, not great

    I originally had posted a review stating how disappointed we were with this hotel. I added a couple of stars to my review because they really tried to make things better. I am not sure if renting out the units is so new to them as it had always been owners only that they are not quite sure what they are doing, but we had hiccups. However there are several standouts who made the stay so much better than it could have been. Felix in La Casona and the bar was amazing. Jorge from Flamingos was the best service we have had in a long time. The woman who books the tours with Vallarta Adventures was also wonderful! There were several other staff who helped make our stay good whose names I do not know. Beautiful facilities, just the staff needs some training before I can fully recommend it!

    Feb 19, 2020
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Tainted alcohol at sister property, beware!!

    We have been travelling to Mexico for over 28 years and most recently up to 3 times a year. This has been a special place for us, we have brought our now adult daughters with us multiple times but this was supposed to be "our" time. Our trip was ruined however by tainted alcohol at the sister resort VDP. It was a rainy day and we had a late lunch, decided to head next door to see if anything was going on. My husband had a couple of margaritas and was very soon slurring his words. Since the resort makes you sign for everything you order, I have the receipts and trust me, this was not a case of overindulging, it was most definately bad alcohol! I had to help him get back to the room in the rain. Our room was in building 3 so it wasn't easy but I did it. I watched over him for a few hours and he seemed to be sleeping okay on the pull out couch and all seemed okay so I went to sleep. A couple hours later I was woken up by the doorbell, my husband was outside the gate covered in blood with blood all over the floor! I called for help and an ambulance was sent. His pupils were extremely dilated (over 5 hours since we left bar), his vitals were not good. He had a broken nose from falling on the wet tile outside the room from the rain and our room was on a bit of an incline due to the location. He was taken to a hospital in Bucerias where his breathing rate dropped from 99 to the 80's over and over. Please note, our physician at home said that dilated pupils and breathing changes that drastic are from being given drugs or bad alcohol! We spent 2 nights in the hospital in Bucerias getting well enough to take our flight back on Thursday. I notified the US Consulate in PVR day one of his hospital stay. The State Department also reached out for more information as to the bad alcohol. I am hoping they are doing something to research so others don't go through this horrible nightmare that we had! I am still traumatized by what happened. Upon checkout nothing was asked about how our stay was, we were given our final bill and swept away into a cab. I believe that management has changed and the care and service is no longer like it has been in the past. They claim you get a hand massage and welcome drink upon arrival, not true anymore! We did not and saw no one else get this. Not a deal breaker but don't advertise anymore. Also says included is free City or Jungle Tour, not true! I had even asked concierge, which by the way is actually timeshare person that would ask us daily to attend a presentation. I never felt comfortable asking for any information from concierge because it all led to the timeshare question and I never really received a direct answer. Will I ever go back to Mexico, yes but will be very cautious in the future. Read and know all of the signs of tainted alcohol and believe me, if it's happening here you know it's happening at other areas also! Although I can't take back our horrible experience, I can do everything in my power to communicate these problems. I am reaching all media platforms along with many other ways to keep the momentum going. People deserve to know!

    Feb 17, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Condos with resort amenities and great service

    I have been coming to VLE for 10 years. Always with friends or family. Just returned from a 10 day trip and the service has not diminished over time. Esbai, who is runs the pool and beach area made sure that every day our needs were met. Whether it was setting up chairs and umbrellas, getting our food and bev server to our area, helping to connect with owner services, whatever we needed he was able to direct us to get us taken care of. You feel very safe here. Security is very good--tho never had a minute of worry in the area in 10 years. Clean as can be-- never need shoes on this beach. Immaculate. You can walk in the day to the little town of Bucerias for beach side lunch and margaritas (no shoes or coverups needed), and taxi in for a small fee for great dinners. The resort itself has a great pool bar, restaurant, beach service, one fine dining restaurant and access next door at a Sushi and Italian restaurant. The entire staff at VLE is top notch! But Esbai is my favorite and people like him make us come back time and again.

    Feb 16, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Complete Relaxation

    Villa La Estancia and Villa del Palmar are superb properties. We found everything we needed on property. Our room overlooked the ocean and we fell asleep to the sounds of the ocean waves every night. Breakfast overlooking the beach every morning at El Patron welcomed cheerfully by Esmarelda and Magda and served so efficiently and with a smile by Imelda, Pepe and Alfonso. Our only decision for the day was whether we wanted to spend the day on the beach and at the pool with the amazing service we recieved from Esbai Vazquez, Christain, Roman, Josue, Raul, and the pool bar crew Oscar (the new guy), Gabriel (loved his special jalapeno tequila!) and Lucio (the boss with a smile). Dinner at La Casona was alwasy exceptional and made extra special by Edgar, Eduardo, Cinthia, Caolina and Manuel. The spa was excellent as well. I highly recommend this property. We will be back.

    Feb 14, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very nice staff

    Felix and Hector are both very kind and excellent servers. Oscar makes a great margarita. Food is pretty hit or miss but we had a few good meals. The beach out front of the hotel is really pretty and great for swimming, waves aren’t too big. Lots of nice beach bars towards Bucerías.

    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