Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta-The Perfect Vacation Destination for Everyone
Located on the welcoming sands of Banderas Bay is Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta, is the perfect family resort that welcomes you with open arms and makes you immediately feel as though you are a part of the family. With its perfect location in the heart of the hotel zone, Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta combines the best in Mexican traditions and heritage with upscale sophistication yet at the same time has such a warm and at-home feel to it that you will never want to leave.
The perfect resort for families is situated close to the center of downtown Puerto Vallarta and offers you that unique vacation experience that will have you falling in love with the stunning beachfront destination. Boasting several freeform pools, a wide variety of culinary delights for every taste and palate whether you’re just looking for afternoon snacks at the pool to amazing Asian, Mexican, and Italian cuisine along with fresh Seafood options. The state-of-the-art spa is transformative and the wide variety of free activities and first-class nightly entertainment translates to the Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta being everything you need for whether you’re in need of that perfect vacation for the entire family, or a quick weekend getaway, that solo trip to rejuvenate and anything and everything in between.
About the Resort
Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta is an all-inclusive resort for families in the Hotel Zone that offers a range of amenities such as oceanfront rooms and lots of family-friendly activities. A large, updated cobblestone driveway fronts the orange building. Inside the expansive hacienda-style lobby, there are hints of once-luxurious features, such as a large fountain in the middle of the atrium (room hallways overlook this space), and white, rose, and green marble flooring. Hand-painted countryside scenes decorate the walls, and there are chandeliers and sculptures. From the moment you enter you are immediately made to feel as though you are a part of the family.
Just beyond the lobby are the gardens and grounds of the resort itself, and the various restaurants, pools, and beach. There is a surprising amount of seating available; nearly every square foot of the space around the pools and on the beach is taken up by loungers and umbrellas.
Although the beach is smallish in size, it ends up being a narrow stretch where kids can play in the relatively shallow and calm waters and the loungers are never more than a few feet away. The main pool has activities throughout the day and the nighttime entertainment is the perfect way to end the day as the sun goes down and is top-notch in every way.
Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta is located directly on the beach in the northern part of the Hotel Zone The resort is situated far enough off the main road that makes you forget that you are in the heart of a bustling city.
The perfect location makes it easy for guests to grab a ride via taxi or bus (there’s a bus stop right by the hotel) to the downtown area and reach it in about 10 minutes. There’s also a food court across the street, and a shopping plaza with a big supermarket is within a 10-minute walk. The airport is around a 10- to 15-minute drive north. This also puts guests close to some of the city’s tourist markets, such as Rio Cuale Flea Market.
The colorful spacious rooms at the Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta all come with kitchenettes and balconies.
The colorful palette, with turquoises, pinks, and yellows, is cheerful and welcoming and the vibrant colors and decor are found throughout. Throughout the resort including in each of the rooms, one will see the Mexican notes, such as four-inch clay tiling on the countertops and backsplashes in the kitchens.
There are three categories of rooms at the Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta including Deluxe Studios, One-Bedroom Suites, and Two-Bedroom Suites. The Deluxe Studio is 550 square feet, the One-Bedroom Suite 650, and the Two-Bedroom Suite 900; the first two categories sleep four people, and the last sleeps six. In addition, there are six accessible rooms, and this resort was designed with accessibility being a top priority not only in the rooms but throughout the grounds.
Each of the room categories includes such amenities as flat-screen TVs, and in the one-bedroom suite, I stayed there were actually two televisions-one in the bedroom and one in the living room area. The kitchens come equipped with microwaves, and fridges (smaller in the Deluxe Studios); One- and Two-Bedroom Suites have larger kitchens with small stovetops, coffeemakers, toasters, blenders, and dishes. Although there is a free option WI-Fi throughout the resort and in the rooms themselves, there is a fee for upgraded Wi-Fi.
Bathrooms have travertine tiling in the shower/tub combos and walls, and there is a glass half-wall in the shower to keep water out of the bathroom.
At the heart of the resort are the three pools, which offer an impressive amount of seating, with plenty of lounge chairs as well as tables and chairs.
Daily activities lists are mostly related to beach or water sports with Daily Bingo Games and “Donkey Races” in which guests can win money. In addition, resort guests can also play ping-pong or shuffleboard.
The beach is relatively narrow, but again there are more than enough loungers and umbrellas for everyone. The beach area consists of soft sand and the waters are relatively shallow and safe for children to swim in.
Kayaks and paddleboards are included for free (a time limit applies). Waiter service is offered at the beach and pool. The gym is fairly large and has a variety of modern equipment. The beachside massage palapas at Day Breeze Spa are an ideal way to pamper yourself or a loved one. A hospitality room with showers and lockers is available, a thoughtful touch for those waiting for a room before check-in or waiting for a flight after check-out.
Never Go Hungry
With ample eateries to choose from the Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta offers a wide variety of incredible dining for every taste and palate starting with daily buffets with a wealth of choices as well as themed restaurants featuring Mexican, Asian, Italian, and seafood, plus a sports bar.
The resort has an optional all-inclusive plan, but as restaurant and drink prices are very reasonable it makes it easy to decide which plan is best for you and your family.
The Market is an open-air terrace restaurant focusing on seafood and serves all three meals. El Patron is an indoor-outdoor Mexican restaurant with bright pink decor accents, serving lunch and dinner. La Trattoria, the Italian restaurant, is open for dinner only. La Cevicheria is open in the afternoons and is the beachside snack bar.
Palmita Market is a deli and cafe open in the morning hours, Jalisco Sports Bar is open every afternoon and evening and the quality of food throughout the resort is above and beyond. Those who opt for the European plan can also choose to cook in their in-room kitchens and there is a market right on the premises to help you stock your kitchen or it’s easy to head across the street to the food court for some quick bites.
Whether you are on the all-inclusive plan or not, whether eating at the restaurants or ordering room service the tip is already included but you are always welcome to add an additional gratuity for service above and beyond.
- Air Conditioner
- Airport Transportation
- Babysitting Services
- Balcony / Terrace / Patios
- Beauty / Hair Salon
- Business Center
- Cable Television
- Children’s Pool
- Dry Cleaning
- Fitness Center
- Full Kitchen
- Internet-for a fee
- Kids Club
- Meeting / Conference Rooms
- 3 Pools
- Poolside Drink Service
- 24/7 Room Service
- Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
- Supervised Kids Activities
- Tennis and Pickleball Courts
The Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta is the best when it comes to an upscale feel of an all-inclusive property located right in the heart of the Hotel Zone catering to families and couples alike, the Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta offers the feel of an upscale resort without the upscale price tag. It has a convenient location and impressive amenities, such as oceanfront rooms with impressive views, and plenty to do for everyone whether you are there for a weekend getaway or a long, much-needed vacation and is truly the place where you are immediately made to feel as though you are a part of the family if you’re looking for the perfect place for your next stay, make sure you put the Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta at the top of your list.