Benefits and Drawbacks of Timeshares in Mexico

August 4, 2018 at 11:46 am

When deciding whether to purchase a timeshare in Mexico, there are both benefits and drawbacks to consider. As with any financial decision, it makes sense to thoroughly examine each angle before coming to a conclusion. Continue to read below to learn more about the pros and cons to determine if owning a timeshare in Mexico is for you.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Timeshare in Mexico pros and cons

  • Compare Timeshares to Stand Alone Vacation Homes: When compared to purchasing a stand alone vacation home in Mexico, a timeshare is a smarter choice if you are able to get away for a week or two at a time. If you can’t travel more than that, then there is no point in owning a stand alone vacation home that will end up unused most of the year. If you purchase a timeshare in Mexico, you only spend money on the time you are there, and don’t waste precious resources on maintenance and upkeep for something you aren’t using. Since timeshare maintenance costs are divided up amongst each timeshare owner, the cost is low and affordable for everyone.
  • Timeshare Advantages: One of the best parts about committing to a timeshare in Mexico is the fact you secure a vacation in your preferred destination. Life can sometimes pass us by with the responsibilities of work and family life, and we often forget to make time for ourselves. As an owner of a timeshare in Mexico, you prioritize what really matters – quality time for you and your loved ones in a beautiful, relaxing setting. Additionally, if you choose a timeshare in Mexico that is part of a group of resorts, you will be able to visit other resorts within the group. One example of a great timeshare group is The Villa Group that offers amazing timeshare resorts in the best destinations in Mexico such as Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Loreto, Puerto Vallarta, and Riviera Nayarit. When you own a timeshare in Mexico through The Villa Group, you are permitted to use your week of vacation time at different resorts within the group so you can add some spice and variety to your getaways.
  • Make Time for You and Your Family: In addition to carving out some much needed time for yourself, do you also hope to share your timeshare in Mexico with friends and family? Most timeshare companies will let you share as long as you plan ahead and notify the resort you will have guests. Unable to vacation and don’t want to lose out? It is possible you can also rent out your block of time if you are unable to use your timeshare week for whatever reason, just make sure to check the details of your timeshare contract to confirm. It’s a good way to make some extra money!
  • Are there Timeshare Disadvantages? This all sounds great, so are you wondering what the drawbacks are? In regards to maintenance, monthly fees are minimal but they can go up over time. And it is important to note that whether you use your timeshare or not, the monthly maintenance fees must be paid. Also, used timeshares or timeshare resales are sometimes difficult to sell when compared to new timeshare units. However, it is more likely you won’t ever want to sell your timeshare as it will guarantee quality family vacation time that is priceless.

As you can see, there are benefits and drawbacks to having a timeshare in Mexico. What do you think?

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Tips for Taking a Vacation during Hurricane Season

July 17, 2015 at 8:34 am

Budget conscious travelers are often tempted by travel companies to take their vacations “off-season” with cheap flights, resort prices and little extras. Resorts, cruise-liners and airlines all hop onto this bandwagon. With cheaper flights, shorter lines, and better prices for all inclusive packages you might wonder what, precisely, makes off-season… well, off season? Contrary to what some people think it has nothing to do with the school vacations and everything to do with the weather.

You see from June 1st to November 30th is the Atlantic and Pacific hurricane season! Though the peak season for hurricanes is actually August to October so travelling at either end of the season is slightly lower risk than in these months. Nonetheless it is still a risk so you should have a contingency plan in place, just to be sure. The media attention surrounding hurricanes should give you an idea of what to expect should one hit while you’re away. Here are our top 6 tips to ensure that your Caribbean or tropical vacation isn’t ruined should a hurricane land when you’re due to get away.

  1. Check the small print for cancellation options
  2. Until recently it was pretty common for resorts, vacation rentals and other such places in the hurricane belt to have, what were commonly called, “hurricane guarantees”. In recent years, however, these have become less usual. When a hurricane is on its way and flights are grounded most flights will waive the usual change fees and allow you to rebook your travel within a certain time, so make sure that where you’re staying will allow you the same provisions. Ask your resort or hotel about their hurricane guarantees.

  3. Determine how to abandon your trip (should you need to)
  4. It’s one thing to cancel your trip before you go, if you have the right insurance it shouldn’t be an issue, is one thing, but it’s entirely another thing to be on your vacation when a hurricane lands. Look into the details of your accommodation and flights before you go to find out just what you can and can’t do in the event of an evacuation or hurricane. You’ll probably be safe sticking where you are if one sneaks up on you, but you certainly won’t have the vacation you envisioned.

  5. Invest in good travel insurance
  6. The right level of travel insurance coverage can make vacation nightmares much easier to deal with in the long run. Basic coverage for hurricanes will ensure that you’re reimbursed for all pre-paid costs should your accommodation be rendered uninhabitable. If you’d like to option to cancel should a hurricane look likely you should pay a little extra for “cancel for any reason” coverage which will guarantee you full reimbursement no matter why you cancel.

  7. Do a little forward thinking
  8. A little planning can go a long, long way if you come face to face with an emergency situation, or weather hazards:

    • Make sure you have a simple travel medical portfolio for everyone
    • Make up a basic travel medical kit in case someone needs basic medical attention and there’s no way to get to a doctor’s surgery.

    Of course staying well out of the path of any hurricanes is the best plan of action for anyone, but there are times when they can catch you off guard. For this reason it pays to be prepared.

  9. Pay attention to the weather
  10. Keeping one step ahead when it comes to hurricane season is absolutely essential when it comes to being able to get out of the way in good time. The following things can be indicators of oncoming hurricanes: unusually heavy rainfall, storm surges, high winds, and inland flooding. The National Weather Service is, of course, always keeping an eye out during the season, and will put out warnings, but you should never ignore any signs you see.

  11. Have a plan B
  12. If you’ve invested in “cancel for any reason” coverage then you should have a backup plan in effect. This means that if you think a hurricane is on its way you can cut your losses, cancel and book a backup vacation to make sure that you don’t miss out on. After all, vacation time is precious.

Destinations in Mexico offered by The Villagroup

July 13, 2015 at 8:24 am

If you’ve recently become a Villagroup Villa Preferred Access member, or are considering becoming one, then you probably have some questions about the destinations in Mexico you can visit. You know all about the resorts; the services, the facilities, and the accommodation provided to you will all be world class, but do you know much about the places these resorts are situated in? If not, and you would like to, then you’ve landed in just the right place. This blog post can give you more information about the destinations in which the Villagroups’ resorts are found.

Villagroup Destinations in Mexico

Puerto Vallarta

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Puerto Vallarta is the original Villagroup resort, and when you consider the outstanding charms of the city and the surrounding area it’s easy to see why this city was chosen to be the very first Villa Group destination in Mexico. The surrounding area is mountainous, covered in lush jungle and boasts some of the most stunning beaches and crystal clear waters in the area! You can go whale watching between November and March, but there’s plenty else to do in Puerto Vallarta. You could go paddle-boarding, diving, kayaking, snorkelling or even zip-lining if you like to be active. Alternatively you could take a tequila tour or go on an adventure aboard a pirate ship. The possibilities are endless! One of the best destinations in Mexico for adventurers and families.

Nuevo Vallarta

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Nuevo Vallarta is just half an hour or so from Puerto Vallarta and the nearest international airport which means it’s in a prime location for those who want to keep travel time to an absolute minimum. It’s also home to some of the very best hotels in the area, and is on the doorstep, so to speak, of Bucerias and some of the most iconic beaches in the area. This is a fairly quiet getaway for families and couples looking for a romantic retreat in the Mexican coast. The Villa Group also offers real estate opportunities in Nuevo Vallarta through their Villa La Estancia resort and program.

Cabo San Lucas

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Those who are looking for a bit of luxury will love Cabo San Lucas where the wealthy and well-known can sometimes be spotted. Marine wildlife lovers, seafarers and foodies alike will love the Cabo San Lucas Marina where you can hire fishing boats, take day cruises, and find the very best gourmet restaurants in the city. From November to March you can see the whales that call these coasts home and El Arco, also called Lands’ End, is home to wonderful marine wildlife throughout the year which can be enjoyed from the shore, while diving, and even from a kayak! A great destination in Mexico for those who like the comforts of North American living.

Cancun

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Cancun is a mecca for party-goers, sun worshipers and adrenaline fans alike. One of the biggest tourist hotspots in the Americas, Cancun is an unbeatable destination in Mexico in no small part due to the diversity of activities, experiences, and attractions on offer. From the raucous fun of Coco Bongo to the quiet splendour of Mayan ruins, Cancun is a launch pad for every kind of adventure, and the fun is only enhanced by having a regular pad to return to. The Villagroup resort is located in an exclusive area aways from the hotel zone, giving you the best of both worlds. Tranquillity can be found without too much trouble too. A visit to Isla Mujeres, Cozumel or Holbox should be high on the list of any nature lover who lands on the shores of Cancun.

The Islands of Loreto

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As one of the most naturally beautiful destinations in Mexico, the Islands of Loreto offers peace and tranquillity are always in stock here, and the stunning scenery on land is matched only by the beauty and vibrancy of the Sea of Cortez in which the islands sit. Sometimes called the Aquarium of the World, the Sea of Cortez is a hotspot for divers, snorkelers and marine biologists alike. Nevertheless those who prefer to stay on land will not be left without things to do. Here you can find some of the oldest and most unusual cave paintings in the world.

Benefits at a Glance – Villa del Palmar Timeshare

May 20, 2015 at 8:48 am

When you become a member at a Villa del Palmar timeshare resort you join a prestigious group of people who have found the ideal host for their future vacations. The benefits of such a membership are numerous, and go further than just the obvious benefit of having your accommodation sorted out before you even book your flights.

Top Benefits of Villa del Palmar timeshare Membership

Benefits at a Glance - Villa del Palmar Timeshare

Flexibility

The flexibility of a Villa del Palmar timeshare membership is one of the biggest benefits. Not buying into the old fashioned method of timeshare provision (that is to say selling fixed weeks in a set unit) has allowed Villa del Palmar timeshare give its members huge amounts of freedom. When you buy a Villa del Palmar timeshare membership you are allocated a certain number of points which you can use as you will! You can stay for two days in luxury, or two weeks in comfort if your points will allow. You can also use your points on prepaid services such as all-inclusive meal plans, or luxury spa treatments. If you are unable to take a vacation in a given year then don’t worry you can bank unused Villa del Palmar timeshare points for a special occasion or a later date.

Value for Money

Value is definitely a benefit of taking up a Villa del Palmar timeshare membership; all services, accommodations, and activities attached to Villa del Palmar are designed to provide great value for money. Being a fairly small provider means that Villa del Palmar timeshare is able to more accurately understand the experiences, needs and desires of their members.

Great Destinations

A Villa del Palmar timeshare membership entitles you to use any of the Villa del Palmar owned and operated resorts including those in Cancun, Cabo san Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, and the Islands of Loreto! All resort sites were chosen for the wonderful beaches they would be adjacent to, and the local amenities nearby. They are also all close to an international airport, so getting home isn’t a trouble!

Top Quality Accommodations and Resorts

As much care went into designing, decorating and outfitting the buildings of each Villa del Palmar resort as went into choosing the right site. Each unit is spacious, beautifully designed, and fitted with all the best mod-cons. Villa del Palmar timeshare aims to provide vacation ownership accommodations so luxurious you won’t ever want to go home!

Membership for Cabo Timeshare at Villa del Palmar

January 29, 2015 at 9:38 am

Why Cabo timeshare at Villa del Palmar?

Villa del Palmar has been one of the most respected timeshare providers in Mexico for over thirty years; providing great luxury accommodation in beautiful areas, with the very best facilities. The Villa Group and the Villa del Palmar brand know a thing or two about luxury.

Why Mexico?

Mexico is a very popular vacation destination, especially for those who come from the USA or Canada, due to its year round sunshine, gorgeous landscape, vibrant culture and the relatively low cost of getting there. Cancun is also pretty reasonable for flights from Europe.

How does a membership for a Cabo timeshare at Villa del Palmar benefit me?

Cabo San Lucas is one of Mexico’s most enduringly popular vacation locations, especially for those who have money to spend. The rich and famous are known to spend time here, but it’s not a requirement!

Cabo Timeshare at Villa del Palmar

A membership with any Villa del Palmar Resort does, of course, allow you access to all their other wonderful resorts in Cancun, the Islands of Loreto and Puerto Vallarta, but even if you never stay anywhere other than your Cabo timeshare at Villa del Palmar, your money would still be well spent. This award winning resort has large pools (plural!), a great Spa, gourmet restaurants, snack bars and poolside bars, and secure access to a pristine beach. Not to mention the outstanding natural beauty of the surrounding area!

Add to this the fact that you are only a short taxi ride, or stroll, from the downtown area of Cabo when you stay in the resort and it is easy to see why a membership with the Villa del Palmar is very beneficial!

But how do I know if Cabo timeshare membership is for me?

If you enjoy taking yearly vacations, prefer sunnier climes and sea-side getaways, live within three hours of an airport and enjoy immersing yourself in other cultures then a Mexican timeshare with the Villa del Palmar in Cabo San Lucas is for you!

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