by Hilarey Wojtowicz
The luxurious, all-inclusive Villa La Estancia offers families spacious accommodations on the beach in sunny Riviera Nayarit. Enjoy a deluxe guestroom for four or a spacious suite with up to four bedrooms. Suites include kitchenettes, mini bars, coffee and tea makers, toasters, and a balcony or terrace. The all-inclusive packages at the resort include all meals and activities, so families will be able to explore so much outside of their suites.
All-inclusive packages include three meals a day, a beach bag, access to the fitness center, free Internet, one spa treatment per suite, all non-motorized water sports, onsite water activities and boat tours, plus up to 15 percent off local activities, shops and restaurants. Local activities not included in the all-inclusive rates include dolphin encounters, sailing tours, land tours and local shopping in Riviera Nayarit.
The resort has five onsite dining options. La Parrilla offers poolside meals and snacks from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. La Casona serves breakfast and dinner and has traditional choices, as well as Mexican favorites. Palmite Deli & Market dishes up sandwiches, salads, wraps and more all day long. El Patron at Flamingos is technically on the sister property Villa del Palmar Flamingos, but it still offers resort guests Mexican meals perfect for a family dinner away from the resort. The Trattoria at Flamingos is also located at the Villa del Palmar Flamingos and serves pizza and Italian dishes for both lunch and dinner.
Our Editor Loves
- Suites with up to four bedrooms
- All-inclusive rates, plus discounts
- Five onsite dining options
- All Inclusive Rates
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
My daughter got married in Mexico a week ago (Nov 1, 2019), and I am still reliving the wonderful experience we had during our time there. We had a group of over 25 wedding guests staying at Villa La Estancia Resort, and it was a first time visit for all of us. We were given the recommendation to check out the resort from the wedding venue we chose - Martoca Beach Garden, and I am so very pleased we took their advice. I had been in correspondence with the Reservation department early on - and Hernan Prado was so very helpful with coordinating our guests reservations, giving us recommendations and answering the MANY questions I had prior to our arrival. Trying to plan something sight unseen is a bit scary - and I wanted to be sure all of our guests were happy with our choice of lodging. We could not have been more pleased with the property, the staff, the food or the views, as it was absolutely stunning. Upon checking in, Fernanda greeted us with a bright smile and was so helpful with explaining and answering our many questions. She was always in the lobby at her desk available to help us navigate our next "plan" for the day, as well as Alan and Carlos. We were busy with wedding events and planning during the week, but we were able to enjoy some amazing meals at La Casona,(shout outs to the following: Lorena, who was our server most mornings and always very pleasant- as well as Fernando, (always smiling), Melissa and Rene). We ate at La Trattoria and had some wonderful drinks one evening and our bartender there (I'm so sorry we do not have his name) was attentive and so very friendly. We had lunch at the Taco bar, and had some of the best steak burritos and chicken tacos, and the Palmita Market and Deli is very handy for pick ups of any and ALL the things you might need - food/beverages/clothing/health and beauty items,etc). The pool and swim up bar staff were great, with plenty of lounge chairs, and butlers who had our towels, chaise pads, and umbrellas at the ready. They were amazing. (Thank you Carlos, Christian, Enrique and Esbai! You guys are the best!) We had some issues with misplaced luggage (not the properties fault at all) and the security/bellmen were so very helpful with trying to help us locate the bag. (which they did!) Thank you so much Raul, Gerardo and Alejandro. They were always ready to help get us a cab, coordinate transportation (for not only our small groups, but the large groups as well) that were going to the various wedding activities. Our 1 bedroom suite was amazing - beautiful, very roomy and comfortable, and we always had water bottles replenished each day. Room service breakfast in the morning delivered onto our patio was a perfect way to start the day. I cannot say enough about this property and the staff. We had the time of our lives - and we will return! Thank you to all of you. You helped to make our destination wedding a success!
by Mike S
From the moment we arrived to the time we left, everything was pretty much perfect. The one-bedroom suite was extremely comfortable, complete with washer and dryer, two bathrooms (two separate showers is nice to have), a large dining and seating area, a very comfortable king-size bed and a large patio overlooking the pool and beach, made the stay extremely enjoyable.
But the real excellence at La Estancia can be found in the people who work there. Without the wonderful team there, providing such exceptional service, it would be just another nice resort. I know I am going to miss some names, but the butler service of Carlos, Christian, Enrique and Estai made sure we had everything we needed at all times. Raul the bellboy was especially terrific about getting us transportation to the various venues we needed to travel to while we were there. Whether it be Oceans Restaurant for our rehearsal dinner, or Karen's Place for our welcome party or Martoca Beach Garden for my daughter's wedding, or Marina Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz for the sunset cruise, he always got us where we needed to go without a hitch. If there were any questions or our party of some two dozen needed anything at all, these gentlemen made sure we were taken care of.
We ate most of our meals at La Casona restaurant in the resort, and the staff there were also terrific, especially Melissa, Lorena, Fernando and Rene.
The team at the reception desk was great, too, including Fernanda who was very patient and answered many of our dumb questions!
I can't say enough about the fantastic stay we had. We will be back, and we look forward to thanking these wonderful people again in person. Thank you, thank you, thank you, to everyone at Villa La Estancia!