Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit
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- All Inclusive Features
OverviewVilla La Estancia Beach Resort & Spa is a new luxury destination in Riviera Nayarit. The Hacienda-style resort delivers deluxe services in a secluded setting. Tastefully furnished rooms range from deluxe superior rooms to penthouse suites, all with private balcony or terrace. Enjoy the spectacular massages of the European-style Tatewari Spa, and savour a multitude of delicious dining options.
We loved our trip from August 4-12, 2017 to Villa La Estancia. We used Costco Travel to book the flights and rooms. 8 people (two families and one solo), 4 rooms total.The staff at La Estancia were awesome. We'd asked over the Costco website to have all of our rooms together even though we were arriving on two adjacent days, and they had already gotten this done for us before we arrived. All 8 of us loved the trip and the hotel.The rooms were spacious and beautiful. Ours was a 1 Bedroom King, and our teen son stayed on the pull-out in the living room. We asked for (and got) mattress pads, which made both beds very comfortable--the best we've ever gotten anywhere in Mexico (where the mattresses tend to be extremely hard). Air Conditioning was likewise the best I've ever had in Mexico.Transfer from airport to hotel (pre-paid through Costco Travel) was seamless both directions. The staff at the hotel are AMAZING. We tipped well and often despite having the 'all inclusive' meal plan, based on other comments we'd read here and elsewhere. We brought a bunch of $1 and $5 bills from the US and left them in the safe to be used as tips throughout the visit, and never had a problem. We also tipped when signing for daily charges, but as far as I was concerned it was worth the extra couple hundred total over a 9-day vacation to make sure we got great service and that the staff was compensated for the hard work they did to make our trip great.Our trip lasted 8 nights, 9 days. August is crazy hot and humid in Mexico, but the rains only came about 1/2 of the nights during or just after dinner, and never during the day. The pool water is warm this time of year (very warm by end of day), and the ocean is very warm. Not a problem in the water, but hellish to walk around the local towns. We did it anyway. Only our teen son had issues with mosquitos, and only on the first night at dusk.We had to be careful in the ocean due to stingrays, but got good advice from staff on lowering the chance of a sting, and the staff puts out colored flags to alert to conditions including bad waves or stingrays. Nobody at the resort seemed to have trouble during our 9 days. Nothing to see in the ocean, but it's a beautiful beach and a very swimmable oceanfront. Fun for boogie boarding in the afternoons, and waverunners or kayaks in the calm mornings.As far as the All Inclusive option is concerned, it worked out well for our families. Breakfast at La Casona was always great (we love Mexican buffet breakfasts) and lunches at the poolside cafe(s) were great. But it's purely a financial call, because at La Estancia you have to sign for the purchases regardless (even if just to add a tip). So if you plan on spending multiple days/evenings elsewhere (nearby towns are great fun), it might not make financial sense. Do the math.Dinners at La Casona (the upscale restaurant) were the only disappointment. The food was good (not great, and not necessarily better than the other restaurants albeit presented much more nicely), but the dinners regularly lasted over 2 hours each time, with stretches of up to 45 mins between food items arriving. Once we recognized that pattern, we stopped going there for dinner and were much more satisfied elsewhere. If the hotel fixed that problem, we'd have nothing to complain about.Taxi to Viejo Vallarta is about 45 mins. Taxi to Bucerias (good food options there) is about 20 minutes and cheap. Taxi to Suyalita (really cute surfer/fishing town) is about 40 mins. Easy to get taxis at Villa Estancia, including vans, because they keep some on property. In general, the taxi leaving will cost more than coming back.We had no problems on our trip. Of 8 of us, 1 got travelers' diarrhea (no idea from where or what meal). My family of 3 used Pepto Bismol tablets as a preventative and had no trouble (4 others used nothing and also had no trouble). We drank bottled water and drinks, but used hotel ice and brushed teeth from the taps with no issue. Also ate anything we wanted. No problems except for 1 of 8, and even then it was mostly a 1-day problem.Note that the waverunners and other fun stuff down the beach can be a bit pricey, and tough to negotiate down. But they're really fun and worth bringing extra money for. Dollars or pesos. The nearest ATM is at the sister hotel. Dispenses pesos. We brought our own, but needed more several times, mostly due to excursions and trips to nearby towns.We went on Vallarta Adventures excursions this time and last time we were there. Excellent company, and highly recommended. Mariettas Eco (boat and snorkel) and Las Caletas (boat and private jungle/beach area with snorkel and other activities) are both very nice tours with multiple things to do on each. Strongly suggest looking for deals online and booking tours before you go, since the most popular tours can book up a week or so in advance.Also note that the "hidden beach" tours are really uncommon now, though nobody tells you this online. We heard that the govt. is currently limiting tours to a max of about 150 visitors a day to this spot, so your best chances might be to choose one of the other excellent tours, or at least not get your hopes up.We look forward to another trip in the future. Villa La Estancia was great, and we'd be happy to go there again! 8 nights was too few! During our trip, Estancia was only about 25-30% occupied, and this falls further in September once school (and hurricane season) starts. This made for a great trip for us, with no trouble getting service, towels, places to sit. I think I'd avoid the place during Dec/Jan when they're 90-100% occupied.
A wonderful vacation at an incredible resort. Stayed in 2403 and rented through the owner of this unit and it was a perfect vacation. Suite was beautiful. Loved the hydration spa, Noel and Felix took care of me well. Also appreciated Gerardo, Raul, Omar and Andres who welcomed us back "home" after every excursion at the front door and helped us with everything. We will be back.
I loved my vacation. Every employee was perfect. I loved the pool bar and the service was great. Special thanks to Lucio, Carlos, and Luis. They gave the best service possible. They made my trip memorable.
"Welcome home" are always the first words we hear when coming back to our favorite place in Mexico, Villa La Estancia. Every summer for the past 8 years our family has made this trip to recharge our relaxation batteries, and every summer for the past eight years the folks at VLE make us feel like we're home again. Where to start? There is so much positive to say, so I'll start with the first thing, and probably the least fun...check in. Hey, at least they meet you with a cold glass of champagne and bottles of icey cold water., and once you're finished with the business of checking in, if you've purchased the all inclusive package (highly recommended) then you will also be given a luxurious aromatherapy hand massage. Can I just say that everything in this resort is aromatherapy? From the lovely lavender and verbena scents in the halls, to the grilled fish, chicken and steak emanating from the restaurants, everything smells delicious. The villas are beautifully decorated, modern designs and have humongous balconies with plenty of space for our family of four. We usually stay in a two bedroom now that the kids are older, but when they were young, the one bedroom villa with a pull out couch was fine. The staff at VLE is impressive. They are clearly happy and go out of their way to make sure you are happy too. From Lucio, Luis, Angel Nicola and Carlos at La Parilla, the pool side restaurant, to Miguel, Rogelio, Bernardo, Enzo and Gabriel at La Casona. The staff mak s you feel so special and pampered. Fidel and Oscar were ready every day down by the pool with fresh towels and a sense of humor. My husband wanted to thank Felix and Roberto from the Tatewari Spa, which is an absolute MUST, whether for a spa treatment (the massages are wonderful as are the facial treatments) or just to enjoy the sauna and hydrotherapy. The quiet time spent in the spa is a mini vacation inside the vacation. I could go on and on but let me just say this...you can not go wrong by choosing VLE. We can't wait to go back next year. Thank you!
During our stay at la estancia we had the best memories by far!! The staff were so professional and make you feel so welcome!! We cant wait to come back next year. I brought my 19 year old and my 2 year old and it was the best selected resort. So comfortable and relaxing in every way possible. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are rated 100 percent amazing!! Top of the line everything..Thank you staff for making our vacation unforgettable...special thank you to fernando during breakfast!!🌋🌋
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
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 (breakfast, lunch, dinner) at hotel restaurants including wellness menus and restaurants at Villa Del Palmar Flamingos (surcharges apply on Kobe Beef only)
- Unlimited cocktails and specialty beverages by the glass from a variety of domestic and international premium brands at resort and bars and restaurants
- Theme dinners at nearby Villa Del Palmar Flamingos
- Wellness menu at the restaurants
- 24-hour room service
- Unlimited use of the Tatewari Hydrotherapy Circuit (sauna, steam room, spa tub)
- One complimentary spa treatment per stay; choice of Passion Fruit Cell Remover (30 minutes), Mango and Pineapple Sherbet Exfoliating Treatment (30 minutes), or Tired Legs Rejuvenating Massage (30 minutes)
- Personalized check-in
- Hand purifying ritual at check-in
- L'Occitane bath amenities, bathrobes, slippers, safety deposit box, and hand- made beach bag and pillow menu
- Free Internet access and wireless Internet access in public areas
- Setting of jetted tub bubble bath (once per stay)
- Aromatherapy experience
- 15- percent discount on groceries and souvenir purchases at Palmita Market, Tatewari Spa Services
- All resort fitness (with private instructor) and recreational facilities
- All resort activities and entertainments (at nearby sister property)
- Non-motorized equipment and/or water sports, aqua aerobics, and volleyball
- 245 Rooms
- Spa (fee)
- 2 Restaurants
- 2 Bars
- Internet access
- Kids Club
- Convention Centre
- Medical Service (fee)
- Laundry & dry cleaning services (fee)
- Water sports (fee) (nearby)
- Fitness centre
- Steam room
- 2 Queen beds
- Air-conditioning with in-room climate control
- Ceiling fan
- Safety Deposit Box
- Furnished Balcony or Terrace
- Coffee/tea maker Telephone
- DVD Player
- Flat Screen TV
- Free Internet access
- Premium TV Channels
- Walk in Closet
- Wet Bar
- Maximum Occupancy 4; up to 3 adults
- 1 King Bed
- Living area with a Murphy bed
- 2 Bathrooms
- Whirlpool bath tub
- Washer and Dryer
- Maximum Occupancy 4
Resort Location Map
Villa La Estancia Riviera NayaritRiviera Nayarit,Mexico
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Paseo Cocoteros 750 Sur Condominio Maestro 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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