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Top Mexico Beach Vacation Destinations

July 14, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Where are the top Mexico beach vacation destinations?

This is an easy question to answer, particularly if you like to take vacations in Mexico as there are some top Mexico beach vacation destinations that stand out from the rest. The top Mexico beach vacation destinations by most standards are Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Cancun and Loreto. These top locations are famed for glorious sunshine throughout the year, stunning beaches, a great selection of activities, top hotels and incredible geographical surroundings. What they also boast is an international airport making getting to and from these destinations all the more easy.

Top Mexico Beach Vacation Destinations in Full

Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas, Top Mexico Beach Vacation Destinations

At the very tip of Baja California you will find the delightful Mexico beach vacation destination of Cabo San Lucas. This location is perfect for all kinds of vacations, from romantic getaways to Spring Break party-time. It has such a variety of activities, resorts, restaurants and bars that Cabo San Lucas can match any beach vacation expectation. The dry heat and the amazing beaches make for a wonderful relaxing vacation in the sun with the option of a variety of activities from fishing, golf, whale watching, surfing, off-road ATVs, banana boats, parasailing and the like.


On the opposite side of Mexico to Cabo on the Caribbean coast, Cancun is always present in any list of top Mexico beach vacation destinations. Cancun is like the jewel in Mexico’s crown of beach destinations with its Caribbean setting and historical Mayan ruins. Cancun is a unique beach vacation destination in that you can enjoy all the Mexican traditions, including food, music and ancient cultures while relaxing on idyllic white sandy beaches framed by turquoise Caribbean ocean. The nightlife in Cancun is also very popular as there are many top bars and nightclubs to keep you dancing till dawn, even a pirate ship show on the Jolly Roger.

Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

Top Mexico Beach Vacation Destinations

On the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit (Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, Punta Mita) awaits with a typically Mexican experience. Puerto Vallarta retains its colorful Mexican charm with balconies overflowing with bugambilia and terracotta rooftops. The shape of Banderas Bay also provides stunning horizons and sunsets and you feel like you are nestled within the arms of mother nature. The Pacific playground offers a host of different activities including zip line adventures in the mountains, whale watching, the Marigalante pirate ship, skydiving, surfing and more.


One of Mexico’s best kept secrets, Loreto deserves to be on the top Mexico beach vacation destinations list. The Islands of Loreto form a natural marine reserve where diving and snorkeling are a must for visitors. You can even rent glass bottom kayaks. The destination is perfect for a romantic retreat or leisurely vacation where being at one with nature is your priority. The town of Loreto also makes for a delightful saunter as you explore the Mission Church and the quaint town square.

Timeshare Nightmare Experiences

July 10, 2014 at 7:15 am
There is nothing worse than timeshare nightmare experiences, but the truth is that they are easy to avoid. Timeshare nightmare experiences are not the norm, although the bad press that timeshare receives in general might have you believe that timeshare is a nightmare in and of itself.The truth about timeshare is that it need not be a nightmare, these experiences occur when timeshare buyers purchase above their means, or when you are involved in a timeshare scam (many of which actually target timeshare owners rather than buyers). So, lets take a look at some of the nightmare experiences you can avoid.Timeshare Nightmare Experiences

Timeshare Scams
Timeshare nightmare experiences that arise from deliberate timeshare scams are not so common yet can be the worst timeshare nightmare. More common in the past than today thanks to regulations were timeshare scams where buyers would be sold units in non-existent properties or in resorts that were never finished. The way to tell these kinds of scams are when you attend a presentation that does not take place in the resort you are buying. Only sign a timeshare contract when you are present on the hotel site, do not buy from photographs.

Timeshare Resale Scams
Other timeshare nightmare experiences occur once you are an owner and a resale agent tricks you into thinking you can sell your timeshare for a great profit in return for a large joining fee. Avoid these kinds of scams, particularly if you receive a phone call out of the blue. This is not as costly as buying a timeshare that doesn’t exist but will leave you out of pocket.

Timeshare Nightmare Misunderstandings
Unfortunately, some experiences arise because of confusion or misunderstandings that arise at the time of a genuine purchase. Remember that timeshare can be a great investment if it suits your vacation needs and income. Read the contract and clarify any questions before signing. If in doubt, ask to speak to a senior member of staff for clarification of any issues.

Benefits of Villa Preferred Access

July 1, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Villa Preferred Access

The benefits of Villa Preferred Access are easy to distinguish for both existing timeshare owners and new buyers of timeshare at any of the Villa del Palmar resorts in Mexico. Villa Preferred Access is a timeshare points scheme that facilitates timeshare membership benefits at Villa del Palmar resorts in Mexico. Villa Preferred Access is a program introduced by The Villa Group, who are the developers and operators of the Villa del Palmar brand, which can be used in any of its affiliated resorts as well as used for exchanges with international vacation clubs such as Interval International.

What are the Benefits of Villa Preferred Access?

If you are new to timeshare, then you probably have the idea that timeshare ownership is divided into week blocks. In many cases, this is still true, particularly of older timeshare contracts, but in today’s fast paced world where flexibility is key, the benefit of Villa Preferred Access is that the scheme allows you to stay for as little as two nights and as long as your membership points allow. The limitations of fixed week timeshare intervals disappears and you can stay for the exact number of nights that you choose.

Other benefits of Villa Preferred Access include the flexibility of room choices. When you purchase a certain level of points with Villa Preferred Access, you can start to “mix and match” what you want each time you arrive to a Villa del Palmar resorts. For example, you may have bought Villa Preferred Access membership points that entitle you to two weeks in a one bedroom suite. Those points can then be used exactly how you wish. You could stay a shorter length of time in a timeshare two bedroom suite or a longer time in a studio, or even use some of your timeshare points to pay for an all inclusive meal plan and stay for a shorter length of time. One of the main benefits of Villa Preferred Access is that you can tailor your vacations to your needs every time using your exclusive Villa del Palmar timeshare membership.

Presentation Gifts for Timeshare

June 25, 2014 at 5:01 pm
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There are various kinds of gifts you can expect to receive when you attend a time share presentation and most of the time, the offers are genuine. This article explores what to expect from your timeshare gift and how to tell a scam from the kind of freebie you are offered.

Why do time share companies give free gifts?

Timeshare companies provide potential buyers with free gifts primarily as a thank you for taking the time to visit the resort during your vacation. Timeshare operators know how valuable your free time is, therefore you are rewarded with a token of their appreciation. A free gift also acts as an incentive for you to attend a tour or presentation if you are in two minds whether to attend.

You should never be made to feel guilty about receiving a timeshare gift, although less ethical sellers may try the guilt tactic to get you to buy a timeshare. The truth of the matter is that no reputable time share company will refuse your gift if you do not buy, although you will not be eligible for the gift if you don’t stay for the entire presentation or meet other conditions like being sober and so forth.

What is a gift scam?

Gift scams vary from misrepresentation to costing your money. The first thing to remember is that a timeshare presentation with a genuine company should NOT cost you money (unless you decide to buy a timeshare, that is). Some gift scams will say that you will receive a certain gift and then you are charged the taxes for it, which are unusually high, or you are told that you will be posted the gift and have to pay high postage fees only to receive a toy version of what was promised – like the famous case where a sailboat was offered as a free gift and clients received a toy boat in the post.

How can I protect myself?

It is easy to protect yourself from a gift scam by judging how plausible your free gift is. Discounts and free tours are reasonable, especially as you know that the company are sure to have agreements with the tour companies, likewise restaurant vouchers, upgrades, discounts on vacation accommodation, free bottles of wine and so on. If the gift just seems too far-fetched and disproportionate to what the company stand to gain from you, beware. The other way to protect yourself is to do a little research on the internet before you head to the presentation to be sure that the company is genuine.

What do I have to do for my free gift?

In return for your free gift, most timeshare developers will expect about 3 hours of your time at the resort. However, the OPC (timeshare promoter) will first establish whether you are eligible for timeshare, which means that you must have a credit card and other criteria specific to the particular time share company. The most important thing is to check any small print on your reservation ticket to see what is expected of you. In most cases, your discounts or free gifts will not be validated until after the presentation.

All-Inclusive Timeshare

June 25, 2014 at 4:44 pm


For many people, all-inclusive plans and timeshare do not go hand in hand, considering that vacation ownership is often geared towards those who are interested in second home ownership. However, more and more people are enjoying all inclusive timeshare plans and it is becoming the latest trend.


Where can you find All-Inclusive Timeshare?

It is worth noting that not all timeshare resorts are all inclusive, indeed many of the old style timeshare condos do not offer all inclusive timeshare at all. You will only find all-inclusive plans and timeshare together when you buy a timeshare at a resort or hotel complex with a range of restaurants and room service. Traditional timeshare condos will not have the facilities to offer all-inclusive timeshare. The big names in timeshare usually offer all-inclusive timeshare, although you should ask when you purchase your timeshare membership.


How does All-Inclusive Timeshare Work?

There are two main types of timeshare all-inclusive plans, compulsory all-inclusive and a hybrid all-inclusive. The compulsory all-inclusive timeshare plans are not very common, and it means that your membership and maintenance fees include an all inclusive package, with no choice to opt out. This will be the case at 100% all inclusive resorts.


A hybrid or optional timeshare all-inclusive is far more common, especially in timeshare resorts where suites with kitchen facilities are a much sought after privilege. This kind of timeshare all-inclusive program allows you to buy a certain number of days on an all-inclusive plan, usually a minimum of two or three consecutive days where you can opt in and out of an all-inclusive plan. This is great for timeshare owners who are not sure how they would like to spend their time during their vacation.

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