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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkTravel & Outdoors | February 2008 

Villa Group Cabo Resorts Win WAVE Awards
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Villa Group Resorts receives Editor’s Pick WAVE awards At Two Cabo San Lucas properties. For more information or reservations, call toll free from US & Canada (877) 845-5247 or visit
Villa Group Resorts has announced that two of its beachfront properties in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico have been selected as "Editors Picks" by TravelAge West in the publication’s 2008 WAVE Awards program.

The new Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa has been recognized for excellence in the category of "Best New Property or Major Renovation, Mexico", while Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa has been honored in the category of "Best Resort for Families, Mexico."

"We are very honored to be nominated for the third year in a row for one of TravelAge West’s WAVE awards," said Ricardo Orozco, Corporate Director of The Villa Group in Cabo San Lucas. "Both properties are well deserving of the recognition in their respective categories. And to be recognized by TravelAge West, a publication so respected in the travel trade industry, is indeed a big incentive to our operations."

Situated on El Médano Beach in Cabo San Lucas, the family-oriented Villa del Palmar offers an ideal blend of location, intimacy and recreational activities. Fresh from a multimillion renovation, the 463 suite property features spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom options with private balconies. Junior suites offer a kitchenette, while larger suites have a fully-furnished kitchen with full-size refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, dishes, cookware and utensils.

Diversions include a miniature putting green, two lighted tennis courts, the year-round "Kids in Paradise" activities club and a complimentary activities program for all ages. Recreation also includes beach and water volleyball, pool games, water aerobics, basketball, bingo, shuffleboard, ping pong, Spanish lessons, and Mexican salsa and guacamole making sessions.

Opening just last summer, the adjacent Villa del Arco features 217 deluxe suites. Each one-, two- and three-bedroom unit features stylish contemporary decor with marble floors, whirlpool tub, walk-in shower and spacious balcony. Deluxe studio and penthouse suites are also available. Studios feature a kitchenette equipped with a refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, dishes, cookware and utensils, while larger suites include a complete kitchen with full-size refrigerator.

Two large outdoor pools are designed with waterfalls, spa tubs, children’s areas, and views of the sea and offshore rock formations. One pool contains a full-sized replica of a pirate ship "anchored" for casual snacks, lunch and cocktails. Other activities include tennis courts, a year-round Kids Club, a complimentary activities program for all ages and the 31,000-sq.-ft. Desert Spa – the largest and most elaborate spa facility in the entire state of Baja California and the Cabo San Lucas destination.

Created to honor suppliers going the extra mile, the two-phase WAVE Awards recognition begins with TravelAge West’s Editor-In-Chief, Ken Shapiro, and his editorial team carefully reviewing product analysis, on-site visits, agent surveys and on-line research. The program continues with a formal WAVE Awards balloting initiative during the month of April, where travel agent professionals throughout the 14 Western states and readers of TravelAge West are invited to vote on the best-of-the-best from the list of "Editors Picks" awarded in 46 categories.

The WAVE Awards culminate at the 2008 TravelAge West WAVE Awards Gala on June 5 at The Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills. At this time, "Editor’s Pick" winners will be honored and "Reader’s Choice" recipients will be announced.
The Villa Group is one of Mexico 's leading privately owned hotel, resort and real estate development companies. Their portfolio includes beachfront destination resorts, exclusive fractional and full ownership luxury real estate developments, and a secluded mountain top boutique spa retreat. The collection includes: Cabo San Lucas - Villa La Estancia, Villa del Arco, Villa del Palmar and Hotel Santa Fe; Puerto Vallarta – Villa del Palmar; Nuevo Vallarta – Villa del Palmar Flamingos and Villa La Estancia (scheduled to open in late spring 2007); Sierra Madre Mountain Range – Sierra Lago Resort & Spa. Additionally, Villa del Palmar and Villa La Estancia multi-property developments are scheduled to open in Cancun (2008) and Loreto (2009). For more information or reservations, call toll free from US & Canada (877) 845-5247 or visit

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