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

Property Information

Total rooms: 150


Hotel Details

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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 star tripadvisor rating 1775 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Such a wonderful experience!

    My daughter got married in Mexico a week ago (Nov 1, 2019), and I am still reliving the wonderful experience we had during our time there. We had a group of over 25 wedding guests staying at Villa La Estancia Resort, and it was a first time visit for all of us. We were given the recommendation to check out the resort from the wedding venue we chose - Martoca Beach Garden, and I am so very pleased we took their advice. I had been in correspondence with the Reservation department early on - and Hernan Prado was so very helpful with coordinating our guests reservations, giving us recommendations and answering the MANY questions I had prior to our arrival. Trying to plan something sight unseen is a bit scary - and I wanted to be sure all of our guests were happy with our choice of lodging. We could not have been more pleased with the property, the staff, the food or the views, as it was absolutely stunning. Upon checking in, Fernanda greeted us with a bright smile and was so helpful with explaining and answering our many questions. She was always in the lobby at her desk available to help us navigate our next "plan" for the day, as well as Alan and Carlos. We were busy with wedding events and planning during the week, but we were able to enjoy some amazing meals at La Casona,(shout outs to the following: Lorena, who was our server most mornings and always very pleasant- as well as Fernando, (always smiling), Melissa and Rene). We ate at La Trattoria and had some wonderful drinks one evening and our bartender there (I'm so sorry we do not have his name) was attentive and so very friendly. We had lunch at the Taco bar, and had some of the best steak burritos and chicken tacos, and the Palmita Market and Deli is very handy for pick ups of any and ALL the things you might need - food/beverages/clothing/health and beauty items,etc). The pool and swim up bar staff were great, with plenty of lounge chairs, and butlers who had our towels, chaise pads, and umbrellas at the ready. They were amazing. (Thank you Carlos, Christian, Enrique and Esbai! You guys are the best!) We had some issues with misplaced luggage (not the properties fault at all) and the security/bellmen were so very helpful with trying to help us locate the bag. (which they did!) Thank you so much Raul, Gerardo and Alejandro. They were always ready to help get us a cab, coordinate transportation (for not only our small groups, but the large groups as well) that were going to the various wedding activities. Our 1 bedroom suite was amazing - beautiful, very roomy and comfortable, and we always had water bottles replenished each day. Room service breakfast in the morning delivered onto our patio was a perfect way to start the day. I cannot say enough about this property and the staff. We had the time of our lives - and we will return! Thank you to all of you. You helped to make our destination wedding a success!

    Nov 08, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Perfect stay for our daughter's wedding at Martoca Beach Garden

    From the moment we arrived to the time we left, everything was pretty much perfect. The one-bedroom suite was extremely comfortable, complete with washer and dryer, two bathrooms (two separate showers is nice to have), a large dining and seating area, a very comfortable king-size bed and a large patio overlooking the pool and beach, made the stay extremely enjoyable. But the real excellence at La Estancia can be found in the people who work there. Without the wonderful team there, providing such exceptional service, it would be just another nice resort. I know I am going to miss some names, but the butler service of Carlos, Christian, Enrique and Estai made sure we had everything we needed at all times. Raul the bellboy was especially terrific about getting us transportation to the various venues we needed to travel to while we were there. Whether it be Oceans Restaurant for our rehearsal dinner, or Karen's Place for our welcome party or Martoca Beach Garden for my daughter's wedding, or Marina Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz for the sunset cruise, he always got us where we needed to go without a hitch. If there were any questions or our party of some two dozen needed anything at all, these gentlemen made sure we were taken care of. We ate most of our meals at La Casona restaurant in the resort, and the staff there were also terrific, especially Melissa, Lorena, Fernando and Rene. The team at the reception desk was great, too, including Fernanda who was very patient and answered many of our dumb questions! I can't say enough about the fantastic stay we had. We will be back, and we look forward to thanking these wonderful people again in person. Thank you, thank you, thank you, to everyone at Villa La Estancia!

    Nov 05, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Spectacular Service

    The resort and surrounding environs are absolutely amazing of course, but you can tell that from the pictures and other reviews. In my opinion it is the staff at Villa La Estancia that make all the difference, so my review is going to focus entirely on them. The immensely friendly Sr. Enrique handled our bags when we first arrived and went out of his way to help orient us to the facility. As we'd just arrived, we had no cash for a tip, but he insisted it was no problem at all, that La Estancia was a wonderful place of employment and he felt very well compensated for his work there (we hooked him up with a tip later!). Sr. Esbai met us every day at the pool and never stopped working to make us comfortable, and Sr. Alejandro and his team at the poolside grill were always ready to keep the food and drinks coming. These guys really worked hard to make sure we had an amazing time. Of course, we also had some things go wrong, but happily the staff was there to help us out. I accidentally left my phone in the back seat of an Uber (!) and when I turned to my wife to use her phone to track the guy down, we discovered she'd left her phone in her handbag... which she'd accidentally left behind at the restaurant we'd just visited (!!). We felt like idiots, of course, but we were also stuck with no idea what to do. Happily Srs. Enrique, Omar, and Rangel stepped right up and started making calls. After calling the restaurant and securing my wife's bag, they went on to (somehow!) identify the Uber driver, get his number, give him a call, and retrieve my phone-- all in less than 12 hours. We would have been in serious trouble without their help. All in all it was a spectacular trip, and that was due entirely to the supportive and friendly staff-- many of whom are not even named in this review. Thanks so much everyone!

    Nov 05, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fantastic Staff at La Parrilla!

    We spent 9 days enjoying the beach and pool at Villa La Estancia. The staff at La Parrilla (Alejandro, Ricardo, Nicolas, Lucia, Raul, Alfonso and Ramon) were spectacular. They were quick to serve us (the food is amazing, they can make any non alcoholic or alcoholic drink) super friendly and would chat with us and would make sure we had all we needed until closing time. They even created a special green smoothie for me every morning, and kept our kids happy with banana splits. These guys are the reason we keep coming back!

    Nov 04, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    La Casona Restaurant

    On our last night in Nuevo Vallarta, we ate at La Casona. The appearance was captivating even before I entered the restaurant. The wait staff was great. We received 5 star service from Edgar and Eduardo. The meal suggestions were amazing and their service was absolutely perfect. My sisters and I travel to Mexico every year and we stay at the Marival Residences. However, we will make this restaurant one our regular stops each year we go. I reccomend this restaurant to all who are in the area. Pray that you get Edgar and Eduardo as your waiters. Great job!!!

    Oct 31, 2019
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