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Villa La Estancia or Villa del Palmar Flamingos?

Portland, Oregon
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Villa La Estancia or Villa del Palmar Flamingos?

Hi all,

My family is planning a trip to Puerto Vallarta in May and we are trying to figure out where to stay. We've stayed in PV before (Fiesta Americana) and want to stay a little bit out of town and closer to Bucerias (which we've never been to) this time around.

So far, Villa La Estancia and Villa del Palmar Flamingos are top contenders and we are wondering if La Estancia is worth the extra cost. We have two kids (age 8 & 10) and are looking at two bedroom suites.

Any thoughts about these hotels, other hotels, Bucerias and the area in general would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Villa La Estancia or Villa del Palmar Flamingos?

I always recommend Villa la Estancia because when you stay there you get access to both resorts. Try renting at VLE from a private party. The kids will have fun with all the activity at Villa del Palmar FlAmingos but you can then retreat back to the luxury of VLE. The rooms are amazing. No timeshare pitches or people to worry about. Loved it and you just take a small walkway to get from one resort to the other

Portland, Oregon
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2. Re: Villa La Estancia or Villa del Palmar Flamingos?

Thanks for the advice!

Yardley...
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3. Re: Villa La Estancia or Villa del Palmar Flamingos?

i own at vdpf and it is a wonderful resort. a solid 4 star. BUT vle is even better!!!! it is 5 star and the amenities and service reflect that. staying at vle will also give you access to vdpf which is more active. both are excellent choices and i'm sure you will enjoy whichever you choose.

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4. Re: Villa La Estancia or Villa del Palmar Flamingos?

We have stayed at both places. If you stay at Villa del Palmar Flamingos, there is more to do. There is BINGO at the pool and nightly activities. Staying at Villa La Estancia is more upscale, but it can be a little too snooty. If you stay at Villa La Estancia, you can use the facilities at VDPF. If you want to rent a room at Villa La Estancia, go to vrbo.com or fivestarvacationrental.com

Portland, Oregon
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5. Re: Villa La Estancia or Villa del Palmar Flamingos?

Thanks for the input everyone! Looks like it's VLE for us with possible excursions to VDPF.

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