I returned to Villa del Palmar in October 2012. All is as I remembered from my visit there in March of 2012. I this time ate at the resturants at the resort more and found all the food wonderful and in large portions and reasonable prices. The staff was all wonderful all around from desk check in, pool waiters, resturant waiters, tour staff. I give my highest reguards to all that I encountered while there. The 3 pools remain beautiful as do the gounds. This time I booked a two bedroom villa and it was huge. 3 full bathrooms and a washer and dryer and a full kitchen and two balconys overlooking the pool. We went on 4 tours. The Rhythms of the night which is wonderful, the city tour which was so fun and saw so much that I had not seen the last time there, then the Botanical Gardens tour. Just beautiful. Manny was our driver for those last two mentioned and he is a Gem. We were lucky enough to go in a smaller van with him on those two tours so he was able to take us to places that the larger buses were not able to go. What a joy both days were... We also went on the Pirates of the Bay Dinner cruise and just laughted the whole time. Was wonderful to be picked up and dropped off right at the Villa. Catching a bus to go downtown or to the marina or to Walmart to shop is just outside... You can also go a few blocks to the south and cross the street and there is a grocery store there. All is maked in pacos but that is half the fun to figure out the price if you are new at this!!! LOL. There is also a fine smaller market on the grounds. Taxis are always available. We also visited the spa onsite again and had the Hot Stone Massage done. Just as wonderful as last time. It is a spiritual and mystical experiance... I have had this massage at other places and none compare. Highly recommend to all!!!!! Cara did mine!!! Just so you know!!! Ask for her... My friend had the same done with someone else and had the same results though, so I am guessing they all have the magic in their touch!!! The last week in October is still very warm even at night. You can swim late and be comfortable. I guess the weather changes a week or so later. Most scary thing in PV is running through the airport to get past all the timeshare people. This time we just walked right though and got a taxi outside. Was the same price I had seen online for taxis as they are regulated to the different zones. The first time there I had booked a company on line to pick us up and never found the person so paid way more and still went in the taxi that was there with my voucher from the company. Wasted at least $10 dollars doing that. I wrote to the company upon my return home and never heard back from them.. LOL... This trip I noticed that riding the bus is less scary as they seem to have slowed down while driving and give you more time to get to your seat before they start up. That was VERY nice. If you go to the marina for tours and return later at night I would suggest taking a taxi back and a bus there if you like the buses. Feels safer on return trip than waiting for a bus as they don't run so often later at night. Can get a white Van taxi outside the gate of marina, or can walk back up to the street and get a city taxi which is cheaper. Depends on what you want to spend. But all are really reasonable. Everyone works so hard there and long hours and gets paid so little. Tips are very important and greatly apraciated. I love PV and Villa del Palmar. Is a wonderful place to visit. Be good to them and they are good to you!!! Hola to all my friends there...... It was wonderful to see all your smiling faces upon my return. It does feel like coming HOME......!!!!! One word to the wise, I would not suggest going to the time share presentation at the Flamingos even if you do get the promise of 20% off. OMG, was the worst experiance I ever spent at one... and I have been to a few. YIKES!!!!! I was embarrased to have taken my friend there..... I guess I will just leave it at that. The first time I was at Villa del Palmar with a friend I just said NO we are not going to go and we were never bothered by anyone again related to it. I told my Friend Robin this time after we did go, that I guess I am a timeshare sales mans worst nightmare walking in there cuz I know how to use mine. And they didn't like it. Robin was interested when we went, but not when we left...... LOL.... At least that is all that I will print and what I will say about that......... Beware. But I should add that the Flamingos is Beautiful on the outside, pools and such, but the rooms for the average buyer are not all that special..... I like Villa del Palmar a lot better......!!!
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