Nice place to stay and enjoy a pleasant vacation
Villa del Palmar is a very nice place to spend a vacation. The hotel offers 4 restaurants on site each with it's own specialty...sea food, Italian, Mexican and sports bar. I tried the sea food, pasta and mexican food and was pleased with each. There are two pools and jacuzzi on site and the beach is just steps away.
The concierge, front desk staff, bar tenders, housekeepers, waiters and activity personnel are all really friendly and helpful. As is most often the case, this facility is part of a larger hotel group. Therefore, you'll likely be pressed to listen to a sales pitch for their time share options. Whether you decide to listen is up to you. I've politely declined and continue on with my vacation.
If you decide to go into downtown Puerto Vallarta, you can catch a taxi at the hotel entrance or walk out to the main street and hail your own ride or take a bus into town. The hotel is a 15 minute ride from the airport depending on traffic.
I booked a small studio and was pleased with the accommodations. The room was clean and well maintained. There were plenty of towels and the bed was very comfortable. My room had a kitchenette that come with a microwave, small frig and utensils, which came in handy. I stayed in the main tower which offers ocean and mountain view. I opted for the mountain/city view; still pleased with that choice.
Overall, it's a nice, safe and inviting local. Some sites offer "once in a life time" deals for this hotel. Beware...you get what you pay for.