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Upgrading Villa del Palmar Timeshare

As a leading vacation ownership company, Villa del Palmar timeshare provides great flexibility to its members. You get to choose how you want to spend your timeshare points and you can also participate in the membership upgrade process. The idea is that as your personal circumstances change you might prefer even better membership options. Therefore, each time you arrive at a Villa del Palmar timeshare resort you are invited to an upgrading session at your leisure.

Personalized Membership at Villa del Palmar timeshare resorts

Your vacation needs and preferences this year might be different from last year or next year. Attending your Membership Update Presentation whenever you have your vacation at a Villa del Palmar timeshare resort will help update and upgrade your membership as needed. The presentation will assess if your current membership package still meets your needs and desires. Your membership usage and matching points allowance are important factors to evaluate to help you have the best vacation you deserve.

According to your preferences, your vacation can be used to escape the sizzling hot seasons in your area, or you might use your points to get away from the freezing temperatures back home. There is also an option to use only certain days during the holidays. Whatever setup you have, there is surely a vacation that waits for you to experience.

Is upgrading necessary?

Depending on the level at which you originally purchased your Villa del Palmar timeshare, you may or may not need to upgrade your membership. Your first purchase of a timeshare membership determines your annual point allocations and the usage rights for various resorts. Some people are wary of timeshare at first and purchase the lowest possible membership. Those who start their membership as a test of the company’s services, soon realize that the satisfaction they experience with their vacations has to continue and therefore they will choose to upgrade their membership to suit their needs and preferences. Others Villa del Palmar timeshare members want to get more points to ensure greater choices and more flexible terms, these are why they choose to upgrade. More points have the promise of vacations that are more cost-effective and meaningful.

How to Upgrade a Villa del Palmar timeshare?

Attending your update presentation at the resort is the best way to upgrade your membership. You will get a chance to have a consultation meeting with one of the member upgrade specialists who can help you determine the best upgrade package that suits you and your family’s needs.

Have you upgraded your Villa del Palmar timeshare? What did you think of the experience? Please share in the comments.

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Dining in Cabo

Great Options for Dining in Cabo

Los Cabos has always been a popular vacation location in Mexico, but it is also known worldwide for its top restaurants and dining too. Here are some great options for dining in Cabo as selected by the USA Today Magazine:

Los Tres Gallos

Arguably the best place to dine in Cabo, at Los Tres Gallos restaurant (The Three Roosters), you will find delicious Mexican cuisine served for lunch and dinner. The mole dishes are exceptional. The charm of this restaurant stands out as there are tables that sit on a shaded courtyard. The fruit trees grow fresh mangos and tangerines. You can’t go wrong dining at Los Tres Gallos as the prices are reasonable and the service is out of this world wonderful!

Maria Corona

This Cabo restaurant is proud to serve dishes from recipes that date back to the Mexican Revolution. Here diners can enjoy authentic Mexican dishes that include tortilla soup, Cochinita Pibil and chiles rellenos that are carefully stuffed with chorizo. The Maria Corona platter is always a hit as it features a chicken mole dish. Your meal will be enhanced by the restaurant’s captivating atmosphere. There are colorful lights on the patio area or you can dine indoors with air conditioning.

Edith’s Restaurant

For over two decades, Edith’s Restaurant has provided fine dining in Cabo. The food is spectacular, but it is the wine cellar that will leave you in awe. The owner is from Guerrero and the menu features foods from her home state. Diners can enjoy fresh seafood and Baja style foods. One of the favorite choices is the Wally Special, which includes garlic shrimp, Coqueta salads, and grilled lobster in addition to the catch of the day.

Pancho’s Restaurant & Tequila Bar

One of the top downtown Cabo San Lucas restaurant is Pancho’s. One of their specials is the Oaxacan tamales wrapped and cooked in banana leaves along with carne asada and Puebla chicken mole. Any craving you may have will be satisfied here. Along with tasty foods, there is over 500 tequila labels to select from and live entertaining music is played each night.

Maria Jimenez
Are you looking for traditional Mexican cuisine and favorites that include tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas, and chiles rellenos? If you are, then look no further as Maria Jimenez is a popular choice for these items. You can select from different combo platters, so you can enjoy a bit of everything, and don’t worry about being thirsty as they offer Mexican beer, wines, and of course the best tequila in Cabo San Lucas. You can even enjoy a tasty sangria or margarita at Maria Jimenez.

These are the top options for dining in Cabo. As you can see there is plenty of great options for dining in Cabo when you vacation here.

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Shill

Have you Been Victim of a Shill?

Do you know what a shill is, and would you know if you had fallen prey to their antics?

If you have no idea on either of these counts you should read ahead to find out about the history of the word and practice, and to find out how the average shill operates these day.

The origin of a shill

The word itself comes from the older “shillaber” which referred to those runners or troupers on the payroll of a circus who would mingle with the crowds whilst the ringmaster gave his speech. Once the speech was over they would rush to buy a ticket in order to create a sense of urgency. The idea was to make the real customers believe that tickets were in hot demand so that they would buy impulsively.

Shills in operation

A shill these days will most likely operate online by leaving comments and reviews online for a price. You will see them most often on forums and social media where they will leave reviews and comments about products and services. Depending upon who has paid them and what the job description is they may either leave positive comments or put down the competition. The job of a shill, to put it simply, is to create hype and bolster the reputation of their employer in order to draw in customers.

Shills and a genuine commenter

Shills, at least successful ones, are generally quite good at what they do and so it can be hard to tell which comments and reviews have been left by a shill. There are some signs to watch out for, however: If you copy and paste the comment in question into a Google search you will be able to find out if it has been posted elsewhere; if it can be found elsewhere word for word then it is likely a bought review. If the review can be found elsewhere discussing the same complaint or issue, but with a different company or product name you should also be wary… especially if they also suggest a better product, company, or a solution to the problem!

Have you been duped by a shill? Leave your comments (shills need not bother lol).

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Mexican resales

Timeshare Scams – Mexican Resales

Timeshare scams on Mexican resales are a continuing issue, and the fraudsters target even the happiest of Mexican timeshare owners. In fact, the scammers seem to be getting more and more sophisticated, too. In the past it was easier to tell a fraudulent company than it is now; a few simple checks such as checking the Better Business Bureau for comments and an internet search could do the trick to identify timeshare scams. These days the rise in identity theft means that the name of the resale agent or company could lead you to believe that you’re dealing with someone legitimate who represents an upstanding company.

Timeshare Scams, Mexican Resales, and Identity Theft

The most common trend at the moment is for a group or individual to pose as a legitimate Mexican resale company or real estate agent; very often they will steal the identity of a “real” company to pass themselves off as a genuine provider. They can be surprisingly sophisticated and may even deploy a dummy website, and if they’re contacting you directly they might even use the name of a person who actually works for a specific company in order to fool you.

This means that by the time victims cotton on to the timeshare scams, they’re generally already out of pocket!

How do timeshare scams affect Mexican resales?

Generally speaking, what happens is that timeshare owners are contacted by Mexican resale scammers who claim that they already have a buyer lined up for their timeshare membership. Usually this buyer will be willing to pay huge amounts of money, and will be in a rush… but they will need to complete “certain checks” and so you will need to fill in paperwork and wire them some money. This money is merely to cover the cost of title searches, surveys, etc, of course and you will make it back when you sell… Or so you think!

Except when the brains behind the timeshare scams have your money they will either disappear entirely or you will be told that there’s an anomaly which needs verification. Which will, of course, require that you send them more money for the Mexican resale procedures. This process will continue for some time, until many consumers begin to feel that they are “in too deep” to back out and stop paying the extra fees. They go on in hope that the sale will eventually go through. Of course it never does, and many people end up in real debt as a result.

Don’t focus on the name

The key to avoiding such resale scams in Mexico is to think about the way the company operates rather than who they claim to be. They may have a legitimate name so no amount of research will tip you off, but the way they speak and display themselves will tell you everything you need to know. Take a look at the key signs to know you are walking into a timeshare scam for Mexican resales.

Language used

Are they professional, or do they used pressuring, aggressive language? Is written communication professionally worded and free of spelling and grammar errors? Pay close attention to contracts you’re asked to sign.

Wiring payments for Mexican resales

If you are asked to wire money take this as a warning sign.

Are they offering too much money for your resale?

Are they offering much more than you were told the timeshare is worth? Check the market to see what’s reasonable; if it seems too good to be true it likely is and you are probably heading into a timeshare scam.

Manipulation and feeling patronized

If they patronize, try to make you feel guilty, pile on the pressure, or become aggressive or even passive-aggressive take this as a warning sign. Scammers will use psychological tricks to manipulate their victims.

Intuition

Trust your gut about timeshare scams; there’s much to be said for intuition. If you don’t feel right back away.

Only you can recognize when someone is trying to scam you, but if you are savvy, cautious, and you keep in mind what we have told you today you will find that your risk is significantly reduced. Remember resales timeshare scams are not restricted to Mexico, either; scams can happen all over the world.

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villa del palmar in cabo san lucas

Villa del Palmar in Cabo San Lucas

The Villa del Palmar brand is highly recognized as a name for high-quality vacation locations in Mexico. Five-star luxury all-inclusive beach resorts can be found not only in Cabo San Lucas but also in Cancun, Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta and the Islands of Loreto.

History of Villa del Palmar in Cabo San Lucas

Villa del Palmar in Cabo San Lucas was the third resort to be built by the owners of the Villa Group following the successful operation of the Villa del Palmar and Villa del Mar Resorts in Puerto Vallarta. The Villa del Palmar brand has been operational in Cabo San Lucas for over 20 years. Resulting from the Villa del Palmar Cabo was opened and other resorts; the Villa del Arco and Villa La Estancia launched. The latter two are situated on the famous El Medano beach side by side overlooking el Arco rock formation.

High-Quality Brand

The high-quality resort of Villa del Palmar with its restaurants, access to high-class fitness facilities, multi-leveled pools, and direct beach access has the largest spa in the area. Villa La Estancia, Villa del Arco, and Villa del Palmar all share the Desert Spa. If you are considering making Cabo your home, the Villa La Estancia, a top end hotel, can offer real estate opportunities and residences too. Villa del Arco, a top-class luxury resort offers additional restaurants and pools to guests who are also permitted to visit the Villa del Palmar Cabo resort as and when they desire.

Cabo San Lucas

With its warm sunny weather all through the year, Cabo San Lucas is a popular beach destination with many land and sea activities available. You are more than welcome to enjoy the lively night scene, restaurants and bars. If you visit the rocky landmark of El Arco, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, you will be able to enjoy whale watching, diving or take a desert tour.

All in all, if you want an excellent vacation in Mexico, Villa del Palmar in Cabo San Lucas is a great choice!

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