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Villa del Palmar

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Our Opinion

Popular with Canadians and has been recently renovated. All rooms have kitchenettes in rooms and there is a mini-mart so guest and take care of their own food if they get tired of the all inclusive. Resort has a very nice pool area with waterfalls and slides.


Overview

An all-time favourite with Canadians just got better. This beachfront hotel is newly renovated. Fun extras include outdoor barbecue grills, a swimming pool with waterfall and slides, day and evening activities program, and a handy mini-mart.

Location: On the beach, 10 minute drive from downtown and the airport.


tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • WyoGT :
Thanks Ignacio!

We are delayed in getting our thanks to you but want to send our appreciation for making our Spring Break wonderful and relaxing. We enjoyed visiting with you and your attentiveness to our requests. Having a friendly and professional staff member like you is a definite plus for V D P Flamingos.Weisz from Wyoming

  • robert13131313 : Washington DC, District of Columbia
Clean but less than amazing

I stayed here with my family including 7 and 9 year old boys. I was a little biased in the positive direction by most of the reviews I read here on trapdoors before arriving and I was biased a little in the negative direction by staying at the fancier Garza Blanca resort on other side of bay for four days before arriving at the Palmas for four days. (Garza BVlanca owned by same group as owners of this convo complex, btw). Overall I was unimpressed by this resort. I was disappointed that there was ongoing construction of a high rise resort immediately adjacent to the rooms in building 1 where I had my initial room, with almost no view of ocean. Workers started at 7am and the beep beep beep of constriuction trucks backing up started about that hour, looks like this could go on for at least 6 months so beware. At $500 US for a two bedroom, I was less than impressed by this ambience. To their credit I was moved next day to more modern building 3, but even these rooms still substantially older and less luxurious compared with Garza Blanca two bedroom suites, at the same price. I found the sales pitching of time shares at both resorts annoying. After reading about them I skipped the actual sales pitches, but by doing so you lose out on a 15% discount on food and excursions, seems too "sales oriented" resorts to my liking,...I was also somewhat perturbed by the tipping policy, upon arrival I was told (or understood) that 12.5% would be added to all services at departure time. Then I found a "suggested tip" of 12.5% added to my bill at each meal, even though it was described as "suggested" it is defineltly added to each bill total. Then you are asked to (or find waiters greatly frown if you don't) provide an "extra tip" on each bill. Therefore there are seemingly three tips but actually at checkout it seemed that no third tip is applied, I must have heard wrong at checkin. In any case, I would have appreciated the resort either adding mandatory 20 or 25 % tip at time of service or making it at the discretion of user, I think their tip system is wrong, thats just me. Food is ok, not great. Go to breakfast buffet early before 9am for best food and least noise. Positives of resort is positive attittude of staff and beach and bodysurfing and SUPing. Also walk up to Brucelias for great food and kitesurfing, the best beach of all is about 500 yards North of resort just past the Decamanetor(?spelling) in Bucerias, Super sand, less silt in water, bigger waves breaking slightly farther off shore. All beach in Mexico is public.I think to make resort a better experience, they should streamline tipping, drop the sales pitches and concentrate on the current customer, not the time share sales. But I guess this is their business model and it works for them . I would not stay here again.

  • Margio48 :
Fabulous stay!

My husband & I, along with 2 friends, visited the Flamingos Resort & Spa early April. What a great resort! Friendly efficient staff, quick check in, great studio accommodation, great views of the resort, the beach and the ocean. We found the resort to be be very family oriented - with quiet mornings, and quiet evenings. The music that was played daily was wonderful. The pool area and the beach were never over crowded, and the staff were very helpful with the lounge chairs & umbrellas. The poolside service was excellent. Reynaldo & Antonio took very good care of us. The pools were excellent & warm, with choices for all ages - the splash pool was great for kids. Aquasizes were lots of fun with Liz! "Fireball" was very motivating! The iguanas even participated!! The evening entertainment on Monday (Mexican night) & Friday (African night) was professional & excellent. Dinner at the Italian restaurant on Fri ( beach side, ocean view) evening was wonderful! Each evening , we enjoyed a nightcap in the lobby bar. Very generous portions!!The smiles of all the staff were very welcoming & everyone was gracious & friendly. The time we spent at the Villas Group presentation was done very professionally by Jess. He is one of the best & can be trusted without reservation. We highly recommend him to guide anyone in this process. The Villas Group is an excellent organization. We are looking forward to returning soon with our family. Be sure to check out the website for all the excellent services & photos - handy store, gym, spa. We explored several restaurants - enjoyed all of them - Si Señor ( excellent!), Karen's Place (amazing!), Mar Sole, and Le Patron. "Rythms of the Night" is a must! We have enjoyed it twice and look forward to going again - excellent buffet, excellent show ( benches are a little hard on the back- no support). Book Vallarta Adventures - ask for for Boat #8- great crew with great service & entertainment. Our week at the Flamingo was one of the best holidays we have ever enjoyed. We love the Mexican hospitality!💕One recommendation- the currency exchange office ( very convenient) should be able to do the exchange both ways ( USD/CDN to Pesos and reverse on departure.

  • Eric S :
Felling at Home During Vacation

You are greeted with a welcoming smile and a sincere "welcome home" greeting before you even step over the threshold. The beauty of this humble resort is amazing. Not opulent. Not over-the-top. Just a really nice place. This pales in comparison to the people that work there.

  • SSSantaMonica : Santa Monica, California
Nickel and dimed, wasted time.

The place gets one extra star because the room was clean, the location pretty, and the property pretty well maintained. These are the basics you expect when staying in the little resort strip of Nuevo Vallarta. Here's an overview of my experience:The airport: When you get to the airport there are several rooms you are forced to walk through on your way out. In these rooms, representatives from the resort stop you, and say they will arrange for transportation for you to the hotel - which they do. They tell you they will give you transportation to the hotel and other amenities for free IF you agree to attend a presentation. I got suckered into this and agreed to the presentation for transportation to the hotel, a massage at the spa, and some free tour of the city. Seemed like a deal...but it wasn't. The presentation itself: They state right up front that the presentation will take 75 minutes. That's a lie. We got there at 8:30 a.m. and were there at least THREE HOURS. It was around 11:45 before we were finally clear of them. To be fair, the woman who was trying to sell us on the new version of a time share (resort-share where you can stay at a bunch of different places for a "maintenance fee" but then pay tens of thousands of dollars for "equity") was really nice, and SEEMED to accept it when we said no, not interested. But then she brought over her supervisor, who tried to say "what if we took X many thousand dollars off the price?" Still no. Not interested. FINALLY they dropped us off at who we thought was the last person, someone whose job it was to survey us to "ensure we were not pressured" but then THIS GUY tries to sell us also. "Well you don't want the 30 year equity - maybe you just pay an upfront $3000 fee for cheaper vacation for the next three years?" Good lord. BUT WAIT - he wasn't the last guy. After him you're shuffled to a waiting room to get your "free gifts." You talk to a harried person at the counter who takes too long to give you a series of receipts for the free stuff they agreed to. Honestly - I would rather have done without any of the "gifts" to escape this 3+ hour ordeal that wasted my vacation time. The spa: A massage at the spa was one of the gifts received for the presentation. When we got there we found out it was only a 30 minute massage (who gets a 30 min massage?) and you have to pay a small service charge. I paid to upgrade to a 50 minute massage - so not really free anyway. The spa itself is nice. I have no complaints about the massage, the sweet lady who gave it to me, or the facilities. The restaurants on the property: We went to two of the restaurants on-site, the Mexican and Italian. The food at both were not very good. The food at the Mexican restaurant was so bland. The antithesis of authentic. My mom ordered a piece of fish that she had to send back because it tasted rancid. (To be fair, the took it off the bill, and she couldn't order anything else to compare because she'd lost her appetite.) At the Italian restaurant I had a decent salad, but also pizza that tasted like the dough had freezer burn. (The staff was nice though - no complaints there.) Those seemed to be the main dining options, so if you're going, don't go for the food. The property: Looked beautiful and had great views. Lots of families around the pool, and it got loud in the evenings - so if you're into that sort of thing, you'll like this aspect of the place. It's pretty far (30 minutes by taxi) from Puerto Vallarta, where there are more dining options and culture, so be prepared for that. It also about a half hour away from Sayulita, where I would recommend spending time.The service: One thing that left me with a bad taste was the overall service (other than at the restaurants). On the second day, the housekeeping staff did not clean our room which was odd. Additionally, check out was at 11 a.m., and when my mom called to ask for a late checkout at noon, she was was told that if we were not out of the room and in the lobby by 11:50 a.m. we would be charged $100. When checking out on a Monday AFTER a holiday weekend, it seemed unlikely that there would be a rush of visitors arriving, and that they could afford to be more accommodating, or at least not threaten the charge.Overall I felt that at this hotel, they are not interested in providing a nice holiday for visitors. They are much more interested in selling visitors on buying "equity" in their modified time share plan, and nickel-and-dime-ing everyone else who just paid to visit. At the presentation they said they could offer a week stay to anyone we referred for $299, as long as they also attended the presentation. I couldn't think of anyone I knew who would want to stay at this isolated resort (it's pretty far from Puerto Vallarta and other interesting places) with bad, overpriced food options.

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Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 3 meals daily
  • All drinks (Domestic brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 11am-11pm)
  • Boogie Boards
  • Waterpolo
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Spanish lessons
  • Pottery lessons
  • Daily activities

  • 426 rooms in eight 6 & 8-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: International, Mexican, Delicatessen
  • Deli & bakery shop
  • 3 bars including Sports bar and Beach bar
  • Room service (fee)
  • BBQ facilities
  • 2 lagoon pools with waterfalls and slide
  • Jacuzzi
  • 3 tennis courts (lit)
  • Shuffleboard
  • Bocce ball & ping-pong
  • Scuba diving on-site (fee)
  • Internet service (fee)
  • Gift shops
  • Mini-mart & liquor store
  • Spa and fitness centre (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Laundry facilities (fee)
  • Safety deposit boxes at front desk

All Accommodations include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • In-room safe
  • Iron
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenette

Small Studios include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Full bathroom
  • Max occupancy 3 persons

1 Bedroom Suites include:

  • 1 king bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Full bathroom
  • Max occupancy 4 persons

Large Studios include:

  • 2 double beds
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Max occupancy 3 persons

Kids Deals - European Plan: Children 0-12 stay free when sharing a room with 2 adults. All Inclusive Plan: Children 0-2 stay and eat free when sharing a room with 2 adults. Children 3-12 pay child rates when sharing a room with 2 adults. Large Studio and 1 Bedroom: Max 2 children. 2 Bedroom: Max 2 children. Small Studio: Children are not allowed in this room type.

For the Kids - Kids 4 to 14 enjoy supervised activities daily (fee), Babysitting service (fee), Games room, Kid's section of main pool

Golf Deal - Play 1 round of golf at the Vista Vallarta Golf Course for CAN $75.00, or play 3 rounds of golf at the Vista Vallarta Golf Course for CAN $225.00. Golf cart and equipment rentals are not included. Subject to tee-off time availability. Book and Pay in Canada. Prices and inclusions subject to change.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

Wedding Package - Wedding package is available. Please inquire for details.

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  • Villa del Palmar
    Puerto Vallarta,Mexico

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Villa del Palmar Flamingos
Paseo Cocoteros 750 Sur Condominio Maestro Flamingos, Flamingos, Nuevo Vallarta 63732 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

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