Villa del Palmar and Villa del Arco Take home the Silver Medal

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The Villa Groups’s collection of luxury resorts in Cabo San Lucas recently received recognition by TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders Program for their ecofriendly efforts.  The new program, which classifies green resorts and hotels around the world, has made it easier than ever to be Earth conscious even when you’re traveling.  The Villa Group’s collection of luxury resorts in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Loreto, Cancun and Riviera Nayarit all place an emphasis on ecofriendly practices, but the upscale resorts in Cabo San Lucas have stolen the show by being the first to receive one of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeader badges.

Villa del Palmar and Villa del Arco Cabo San Lucas each received a silver level badge, meaning they have met all of the minimum requirements to be considered a Green Partner, in addition to participating in over 40% of the activities surveyed by the GreenLeaders Team.  The evaluation includes a number of factors, which are weighted based on their environmental importance and their overall impact, and the final score determines the ranking received by each resort.

The two sister resorts in Los Cabos, owned by The Villa Group, ranked highly due to their energy saving efforts, which include the use of energy efficient guest room appliances, a preventative maintenance plan, energy saving architecture which keeps the buildings cool and the use of energy-efficient light bulbs in at least 75% of the resort.  Villa del Palmar and Villa del Arco also have ecofriendly educational programs set up for guests and staff, which allow individuals to learn about the green practices that are good for the environment and they have linen and towel reuse programs to cut down on water and electricity waste.  For each of these two programs, the staff is thoroughly trained and guests are asked to indicate if they would like to participate in the ecofriendly efforts.  As an added measure, the all-inclusive resorts in Los Cabos have a recycling program in place to make sure guests and staff can do their part to reduce their ecological footprint when staying in Cabo.

TripAdvisor and other affiliates such as the US Green Building Council’s LEED Certification Program, the United Nations Environment Program, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program, and other green industry experts head the GreenLeaders program, making the recognition all the more meaningful for the resorts.  When environmental experts rank you among the best green resort resorts, it is something to value and The Villa Group couldn’t be prouder of their ecofriendly resorts in Los Cabos.

Family Fun at Villa del Palmar, Cancun

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One of the greatest gifts parents can give their children is the gift of memories.  Memories of magical family moments lift us up when we are down, they make us smile for no reason and they play an important part in shaping who we are as adults.  Villa del Palmar Cancun and The Villa Group know the importance of creating memories that will last a lifetime and that is why they have taken family vacation in Cancun to a whole new level with their Very Important Kid’s Club. The incredible activities program, dedicated to ensuring guests of all ages have the time of their lives while vacationing in Cancun, has the perfect mix of exhilarating activities, arts and crafts and family events to help you and your little ones create unforgettable memories.

Children, ages 4-10, can spend the day learning, playing and enjoying the fully equipped kid’s club, which is conveniently located near the kids’ pool and splash pads.  The fully air-conditioned custom built building allows kids access to games, movies, sandpits, books and everything they need to keep them entertained from 9am to 5pm every day of the week.  Children under the age of four are also welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

The Kids’ Club, which is available to Villa del Palmar guests, comes at no additional cost, making it the perfect way to ensure your children are having a safe and spectacular time, even while you’re kicking back to relax around the resort.  Imagine being able to take an indulgent therapy at the resort’s luxurious Village Spa, take a mid-day nap on one of the lounge chairs by the pool or enjoy a cocktail at Zama, without having to worry about entertaining the kids.  They’ll be happy, you’ll feel more relaxed and everyone will have an amazing time on your next vacation in Cancun.  For more information about Villa del Palmar Cancun and the VIK Club, check out the resort’s website at http://www.villagroupresorts.com/resorts/villa-del-palmar-cancun

 

 

Bucket List – Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto and the Sabila Spa

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If you haven’t already heard about the Villa Group’s newest addition, than you’re missing out on an opportunity to visit one of the most sublime resorts in the world. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, the beloved “million-star” resort lovingly named by guests who were astonished at the star-filled night sky, is home to one other gem, the Sabila Spa, an award-winning spa who has been named among SpaFinder’s Best Spas in Mexico and one of the Most Fascinating Spa Resorts in the World by Vacation Idea.

If visiting the 2016 World Travel Awards Winner isn’t already on your bucket list, it should be and soon.  While still relatively unknown, the unspoiled beauty of the Islands of Loreto and the exclusive property of The Villa Group resort make vacationing seem absolutely surreal.  It should come as no surprise that a resort and spa as decorated as Villa del Palmar and the Sabila Spa, would come with an equally impressive spa menu.  Guests can indulge in treatments geared toward soothing a number of activity related stress, such as the Sabila Spa Signature Golf Massage, which targets contracted muscles and improves your range of motion, or the Fisherman’s Special, which is another great treatment aimed at relaxing sore muscles after a long day at sea.

When traveling to Loreto on a romantic escape, Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto and the Sabila Spa have the perfect treatments designed to enhance the romance and sooth the soul.  The Special Senses, a 105-minute experience, utilizes aromatherapy and 6 blends of essential oils to whisk you and your lover away on a romantic adventure.  You’ll both enjoy hand and feet reflexology, sparkling seasonal fruit and assorted chocolates, which are delivered to your suite.  For those looking for a deeper connection, the Paradise Relaxation is the perfect option.  This indulgent experience begins with a full body tropical exfoliation in a candlelit cabin for two.  The soothing experience is followed by a full body massage and a mini facial, both designed to leave you feeling more relaxed than ever before.

For a look at the complete menu available at the Sabila Spa, visit the resort’s website.

Viva Mexico! Viva Villa del Palmar, Cabo San Lucas!

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Villa del Palmar and Villa del Arco Cabo San Lucas are celebrating September in a big way.  The two all-inclusive resorts in Mexico are inviting guests to take advantage of some amazing promotions, designed to bring you the very best that The Villa Group has to offer.  The month of September holds grand significance all over Mexico due to the country’s Independence Day celebrations, so it seems fitting that the luxury resorts in Mexico would bring guests an opportunity to join in on the epic celebrations.  Travelers looking for amazing deals can visit The Villa Group website to find incredible deals on a Romance Getaway, an Indulgent Spa package, a Sunset Cruise Experience and outstanding Weekday Savings.

While Cabo San Lucas might be known for its wild nights and lively entertainment, it is also a grand destination for an incredibly romantic getaway.  The sister resorts Villa del Palmar and Villa del Arco take full advantage of their location overlooking the soft sand of Medano Beach and the stunning views of the El Arco rock formation and Land’s End in the distance.  Guests choosing the Romantic Getaway package can cozy up to the spectacular sunsets and luxurious charm at the exclusive resorts in Cabo.  The package includes a three-night stay for two adults, a romantic 3-course meal and bottle of wine on the beach, in the gardens or on the private terrace of your resort suite.  You and your loved one can also indulge in the soothing ambiance of the Desert Spa as you enjoy a 50-minute relaxing couple’s massage, which comes included in the package.  Other perks consist of Signature Villa Services and nightly turndown service.

For those looking for a relaxing spa vacation, the Spa Indulgence package has everything you need to wipe the stress away.  You and your travel companion can enjoy a three-night stay for two adults, a 50-minute relaxing massage per person, 25% discount on additional treatments available at the Desert Spa and Signature Villa services.  To top it all off, you’ll have daily access to the spa’s Hydrotherapy area, which includes a gentle Eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna, Jacuzzi, relaxing shower massage, cold plunge and Swiss showers. Relaxation has never felt better than at the Desert Spa at Villa del Palmar Cabo San Lucas and Villa del Arco.

If relaxation and romance are at the top of your travel plans, than the Sunset Cruise Experience mixes the two in a scintillating combination that includes a hint of adventure.  The perfect package includes two tickets upon the Buccaneer Queen, which heads out on the pristine waters of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific, signature villa services, nightly turndown services, a welcome fruit basket upon arrival and discounts on all spa treatments.  When choosing the Villa Group and their collection of luxury resorts in Mexico, pure satisfaction is never far behind.

Tempting Taste Buds at Villa del Palmar Flamingos, Riviera Nayarit

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If you have ever traveled before than you know that dining out can be just as exhilarating as the vacation itself.  There is something magical about trying the local cuisine, experiencing the delectable treats of a famed restaurant and simply relaxing while someone else takes your taste buds on a delicious adventure.  At La Trattoria Restaurant and Pizza Bar at Villa del Palmar Flamingos, guests can expect excellence and even more.  The sensational eatery, which offers poolside service during the day and romantic suppers in the evening, makes eating out one of the best parts about vacationing in Mexico.

La Trattoria is far more than your average restaurant.  It offers stunning views of Banderas Bay and the endless stretches of golden sand that act as a feast for your eyes, while the delicious aromas of savory Italian dishes and Mediterranean favorites lead you on a tasteful journey that seems to never end.  During the day, from 11:00-6:00pm, guests can take a break from their seaside endeavors and sunny loungers to satisfy their cravings.  Those staying at the all inclusive resort in Riviera Nayarit can choose from an array of delicious pizzas, each designed to accent both the traditional flavors of Italian favorites and the gourmet tastes of oven baked pizza.  From six o’clock on, a diversified menu tempts even the most discerning foodies and the promise of stunning sunsets and a cool ocean breeze make La Trattoria the ultimate in fine dining.

In addition to their tasty menu and serene ambiance, the staff at La Trattoria Restaurant and Pizza Bar livens up the nights on Wednesdays and Sundays with two amazing and entertaining theme nights, which are available to all guests staying at all-inclusive resort in Riviera Nayarit.  Wednesdays become a swashbuckling good time as The Villa Group resort’s beach is turned into a Pirate’s Paradise, with dinner, a pirate show and a fireworks spectacle, while Sundays are set aside for a mesmerizing display of talent, culture and tradition.  Join the staff of La Trattoria and Villa del Palmar Flamingos for a Mexican Party with dancing, domestic drinks, a scrumptious buffet and traditional Mariachi every Sunday night from 6:30 to 9:30 in the evening.  Experiencing the very best of La Trattoria and Villa del Palmar is something you and your travel companions won’t soon forget.

New Awards for Four Cabo Favorites

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The Villa Group is proud to announce that four of their restaurants in Cabo San Lucas have been honored with Wine Spectator’s 2016 Award of Excellence. Neptune and El Patron at Villa del Arco, Bella California at Villa del Palmar and La Casona at Villa La Estancia each received recognition from the well-known organization for their extensive list of wines that are both varied in selection and appropriate to the cuisine served at each establishment.

To qualify for an award, restaurants must present a wine list that includes accurate information for wine lovers, detailing vintages and appellations, in addition to producer names. The Award of Excellence, which was bestowed upon 2,414 winners around the world were recognized because of their unique wine list which serves to appease even the most discerning of wine connoisseurs. The management and staff of each of the Villa Group restaurants couldn’t be more thrilled at the receipt of such a prestigious award and are committed to ensuring that their wine selection and dedicated services continues to satisfy guests for years to come.

Picking the Package That is Right for You at Villa del Palmar Flamingos

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Guests looking for the ultimate way to make their vacation in Riviera Nayarit extra special, need look no further than the four unique specials being offered by Villa del Palmar Flamingos. The Villa Group and the utlra-fun resort, located in beautiful Riviera Nayarit overlooking the Bay of Banderas, have created a tempting array of vacation packages for families, lovers, golf enthusiasts and those simply looking to relax.

The all inclusive resort in Mexico has a Family Package that is perfect for families of all sizes. The vacation bundle includes a one-bedroom suite, tickets to the resort’s theme nights, complimentary welcome cocktails, afternoon snacks and a large pizza each day of the stay.  In addition, children under the age of 12 stay and eat free when accompanied by a paying adult (one child per paying adult) and they have unlimited access to the resort’s high-energy activities and superb facilities.  Taking the whole family on vacation just got a whole lot more affordable.

For lovers looking for the ultimate escape, Villa del Palmar Flamingos in Riviera Nayarit has the idyllic Romance Getaway package to ensure magical moments are made throughout their stay. The package includes a Luxury suite (Junior Suite), a courtesy drink per person, a bottle of exquisite Champaign, chocolate-covered strawberries served in the privacy of their suite, a 50 minute massage for two at the fabulous Tatewari Spa and a breakfast buffet to be served in the resort’s restaurant or a la carte through room service.  In addition, lovers can embrace the romance that permeates the air by taking romantic strolls along the expanses of endless beach, canoodling in the hammock poolside or overlooking the stunning views of azure waters, or by visiting the romantic downtown area of Puerto Vallarta, which resides nearby.

Golfers visiting Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit can take full advantage of the Golf Vacation Package created by The Villa Group and Villa del Palmar to ensure that lovers of the sport make the most of their time in the popular golf region of Mexico.  Those opting for this package can enjoy the luxury of a Junior Suite, a courtesy welcome cocktail upon arrival, a daily breakfast buffet to get energized for the day and two days of sensational golf on one of the most competitive greens in the area.  Golfers will also have access to a shared golf cart and a driving range to complete the ultimate round of golf in Riviera Nayarit.

Rounding out the myriad of sensational vacation packages offered at Villa del Palmar Flamingos is one dedicated to pure relaxation and bliss for the mind, body and soul. Guests opting for the Spa Package can revel in the relaxing ambiance of the Tatewari Spa, which invites guests to not only a relaxing 50 minute massage for two, but full access to the spa’s luxurious hydrotherapy circuit for every day of their stay.  In addition, the Spa Package includes a fresh fruit plate delivered to the room daily and a welcome cocktail upon arrival.  Choosing the perfect package for your travel needs has never been more rewarding.

Villa del Palmar or Villa del Arco, Which One is Right for You?

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The Villa Group Beach Resorts & Spas has two scintillating options for guests looking to vacation in Cabo San Lucas.  The sister resorts, Villa del Palmar and Villa del Arco, both located on the soft sands of El Medano Beach, offer incredible vacation experiences at an all inclusive resort in Cabo. They each astonish guests with world class facilities, exceptional hospitality and a wealth of activities for guests of all ages, but which resort is right for you and your travel companions? The answer might be harder than you think.

Villa del Palmar Cabo San Lucas is a family friendly resort overlooking the iconic corner of Land’s End and the El Arco rock formation. Situated within walking distance from downtown Cabo, it offers a wealth of opportunities for relaxing in the sun, playing in the water and simply enjoying life day after day. The resort’s 465 Junior, One, Two and Presidential Three Bedroom Suites provide ample spaces for privacy and restful nights, while the two pools, one with a water slide, state-of-the-art fitness center and supreme activities club make for endless fun during the day. Villa del Palmar Cabo San Lucas has four delicious restaurants to choose from, which include the Sports Bar, Tortugas Terraza, Taco Bar and Bella California. In addition, there is the Palmita market for all your shopping needs, the Ice Cream Corner for a refreshing mid-day snack and the indulgent Desert Spa, which offers a wealth of sensational spa treatments for guests of all ages.

Villa del Arco Cabo San Lucas offers a distinct experience being that it is a boutique-style resort that is home to only 223 Deluxe Rooms and suites. The colorful décor and sensational comforts will have you and your entire family wishing you never had to leave.  The smaller, yet equally entertaining resort, features a fantastic array of sun-filled activities, opportunities for immense relaxation and even more fine-dining than you could have imagined. Villa del Arco boasts a full-scale pirate ship in the middle of the main pool, four scrumptious dining options and the same great services available at the Desert Spa. In addition, guests choosing Villa del Arco will have access to all the facilities of Villa del Palmar, which sits just next door. The breathtaking views, high-energy entertainment and impeccable service are definitively raising the bar on vacations in Cabo.

When choosing between the two all inclusive resorts, there is a lot to consider. But that doesn’t mean that either is lacking in any way. The Villa Group prides itself on offering guests the ultimate vacation experience and their mission hasn’t fallen short at these two stunning resorts. You’ll find so many options at each that choosing will be the only thing difficult about vacationing in Cabo.

Villa del Palmar Helps You Get Married Legally in Cancun

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Villa del Palmar Cancun is listening to their guests who have repeatedly inquired about how to get married legally in Mexico. The five-star resort, located on the Caribbean coast has made it easier than ever for brides and grooms to make their vows legally binding by providing everything they need right on the resort’s grounds. Now, those opting for a destination wedding in Cancun can rest assured that their wedding day will go off without a hitch.

The stunning resort, which is a popular destination wedding venue for lovers around the world, is going above and beyond the call of duty by providing all the necessary elements couples need to make their marriage legal in Mexico.  Many have forgone their dream wedding because paperwork and blood tests can be overwhelming, but with the help of the dedicated team at Villa del Palmar, newlyweds won’t have to stress the small stuff. The all inclusive resort in Cancun has decided to set up an onsite laboratory to make getting the necessary blood work done easier than ever. Before guests would have to set aside valuable travel time to head into town to meet with doctors and complete laboratory testing, but now they never have to leave the resort, making the requirement less stressful and less time consuming.

In addition, the professional team of wedding planners dedicates their time to ensuring couples have all the necessary documents before they arrive at the world class resort, making the paperwork process a simple step on the road to marriage bliss. When choosing Villa del Palmar for their destination wedding, guests will receive guidance throughout the process of making their marriage legal in Mexico, which includes filling out the paperwork and communicating with the appropriate officials.

As with everything thing they do, Villa del Palmar has taken guest satisfaction and customer service to extraordinary heights.  The process of getting married legally in Mexico has been made exceptionally easy for brides and grooms wishing to complete their wedding desires in one incredible destination. While it does require couples to be onsite at least three days prior to the wedding day, it is the best option for those looking to make their marriage legal in Cancun.  For more information, contact the resort at 1 877 845 3795 or visit their website at http://www.villagroupresorts.com/resorts/villa-del-palmar-cancun/weddings

Diving in Loreto: A Villa del Palmar Specialty

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It should come as no surprise that the Islands of Loreto, a destination once called the aquarium of the world by renowned explorer Jacques Cousteau, is the idyllic place for a vacation dedicated to diving. The calm waters, complex network of underwater structures and wealth of diversified marine life make Danzante Bay and the Islands of Loreto the ultimate diver’s playground. With over 465 square miles of sea expanse to explore and more than 5,000 species of aquatic animals living in the area, there is more than enough to keep scuba divers busy for days at a time. Whether exploring the five breathtaking islands, discovering the wonders of the United Nation’s Protected Marine Park, or simply relaxing after a day on the water at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, you and your dive companions will have the time of your life.

Visitors to Villa del Palmar, a million-star resort, can expect exceptional dive conditions given that the waters of Danzante Bay are protected from the strong currents that can sometimes make the underwater sport daunting. Their location, in a small inlet of the Sea of Cortez, is home to a myriad of colorful fish, varied marine life and the pods of whales that visit the area during the winter months each year. Divers are guaranteed to encounter an astounding underwater world that is just begging to be explored. The various dive sites, including Isla del Carmen, Danzante Island, Coronado Island, Piedra Blanca and more, each offer a unique dive experience and safe dive conditions.

Isla del Carmen is probably the most popular of all the sites near Loreto due to the unique coral reef that blankets the region and its shallow depth, which makes it ideal for all levels of divers and even snorkelers who aren’t ready to test their underwater skills. The site, donned with a massive shipwreck turned coral reef, offers a stunning look into the intricate network of marine life and the beauty that lies beneath the surface of Danzante Bay.

Danzante Island is another of the top dive sites surrounding the Islands of Loreto, which is known for its amazing underwater structures that leave divers awestruck. The location features stair-stepped walls and exquisite rock formations, in addition to deep canyons and tiny crevices that astonish divers with new surprises at every turn.  Divers will find themselves surrounded by eels, octopi and immense amounts of coral that make the rock structures their home.

Guests staying at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto can take advantage of the luxurious resort’s distinct location, which sits overlooking the bay and all its glory. Scuba diving trips leave daily and the expert staff at Villa del Palmar can help you prepare for what will be an epic adventure. The stunning location is among the top dive sites in Mexico and those who decide to vacation in Loreto, wont be disappointed.