Our one week stay here was incredible. We had spent the previous week at a 3/4 star resort in San Jose and the difference was amazing. Everything from food quality to pool service to the amenities was a huge upgrade from the first week. The only inconvenience would be the constant signing of chits for every drink and item of food consumed. This was of course due to the fact that Palmar is optional all-inclusive [AI] but it also gives one a good idea of how much you are saving by paying the AI fees at check in.
When we first arrived we went directly to the Sports Bar where we ordered fries and were plyed with glass after glass of COLD Mexican beer. We actually had to beg the barkeep to stop the flow of beer. We particularly enjoyed the variety of restaurants available for AI guests which included all eateries in the del Arco resort as well as in del Palmar. The Bella California on the beach was such a pleasant place to start your day with the ocean view and the awesome service and food. Espresso coffee available on request came quickly and hot. Additionally, the pizza from the wood-fired oven at Bella was to die for. Tortugas was the dinner venue after which there was a stage show every night. The beer at this resort was always by the can or bottle and was ALWAYS COLD...Canadian eh? El Faro, the japanese restaurant deserves particular mention for the location, service and quality of food served. El Patron is also worthy of a dinner occasion...service and food was again incredible.
During our stay a couple of crise ships showed up right on our doorstep..uh, make that; our beach, which was very novel for us and enhanced the viewspace for a few days. Activities here were always happening and always on time. We particularly enjoyed the ceramic painting that happened every day. One disappointment was the lack of beach volleyball. The hottub was truly Canadian...over 40c...the first one we've found in Baja. Another disappointment was the lack of late night dancing...the stage shows were done by 9pm so to get any dancing later in the evening we had to bus into Cabo which is 10 minutes and 21 pesos by bus or 70 pesos by taxi. There is also a food market on site for those not paying AI fees although buying food in town is a much less expensive option. A free bus runs back and forth between the 2 resorts passing the main gate for those with mobility issues. The bus to Cabo turns around just steps away from the main gate.
Yes, this was a dream week for us. We'd definitely return to Villa del Palmar.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa is a stunning escape for family getaways and romantic couple's retreats. Located on Médano Beach just one mile from downtown Cabo San Lucas, the exquisite resort offers the ultimate in lively entertainment, family-friendly amenities, indulgent experiences, and world-class service. Allow the sweeping vistas and gorgeous landscapes to render you speechless as you turn one of the 460 comfortable one, two and three bedroom suites, as well as private studios into your luxurious home away from home. ... more less
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