Villa La Estancia Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Is Villa La Estancia a Time Share Property?
Answer: No, Villa La Estancia is not a Time Share Property. It is a full and fractional ownership property. VLE is part of the Villa Group which includes other resorts on either side; Villa del Arco and Villa del Palmar are Time Share properties.

Question: Where is Villa La Estancia located?
Answer: Villa La Estancia is located on Medano Beach which is the only swimmable beach in Cabo San Lucas. VLE is only a mile from downtown Cabo San Lucas which you can walk to by road and beach. Also, you can take a water taxi or a regular taxi.

Question: Are there restaurants at Villa La Estancia?
Answer: Yes, you have several restaurants to choose from within the Villa Group. At VLE, La Parilla is a poolside restaurant and is open for lunch. You can also order off the La Parilla menu pool side or at the beach. The waiters are more than happy to bring your drink and lunch to your lounge chair. La Casona is an upscale restaurant with daily brunch and dinner service. Another option is Room Service or you can also hire your own private chef to prepare foods in the privacy of your own villa. In addition, there are two restaurants at Villa del Palmar and three at Villa Del Arco where you will have full signing privileges. Also, there is a deli located in the mini-mall offering great sandwiches, salads, desserts and some hot prepared foods. Specialty coffee drinks and juices are available too. Right next door to the deli is a great ice cream stand. There are many wonderful restaurants along the beach or in downtown Cabo. See the Restaurant Recommendation List.

Question: Can we use the facilities at Villa del Palmar and Villa Del Arco?
Answer: Yes, Villa La Estancia guests are allowed to use some of the facilities at neighboring Villa Group properties, including restaurants, kid's in paradise program, Spa and Fitness Center, and any of the resort activities.

Question: With a private rental, will I have the same privileges the owner has?
Answer: Yes. You will be a guest of the owner of the Villa and may use all of the facilities. The fitness center at Villa La Estancia is free.

Question: Are there any additional charges I should be prepared for in addition to the ones listed above?
Answer: There is no charge for the WiFi throughout the resort. Additional charges include food, beverages, spa services, telephone calls, baby furniture rental, roll-a-way beds, activities and services you schedule.

Question: Is there an All-Inclusive Option?
Answer: Yes. It is currently called "Meal Plan Option". The current rate is $115 per adult per day, kids 4-12 are $57.50. This plan includes all restaurants within 3 properties of the Villa Group. Everyone sharing the same room must be purchase the plan. Guests must sign up at the time of check in and for a minimum of 3 consecutive days. A wrist band will be put on at the time of purchase. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Most items are included, however there are a few selections which are not and will be flagged, such as Kobe Beef, high end liquors, etc. Server will let you know if the items are not included. Usually the item not included will be 25%-40% off under the plan. We ask that you please tip your server as you normally do, they work so hard and deserve it.

Question: Do I need to rent a car?
Answer: No. Most everything you will want to do is within walking distance or a short taxi ride. If you would like to rent a car and take a drive to other towns such as Todos Santos or San Jose, a car rental company is located on the premises. VLE has outside and underground parking for free.

Question: How do I get from the airport to Villa La Estancia?
Answer: The airport is located in San Jose del Cabo (SJD). It is about a 30-45 minute drive to Villa La Estancia. We can pre-arrange a newer model, clean Suburban or Van to pick you up with an English speaking driver or you can make your own arrangements. Other options for transportation include: Taxi's – Average rate is $70-$80 each way; Shuttle-$20-$35 per person each way. (Be prepared to make several stops at other hotels) Prices are subject to change without notice.

faq Question: Is there a Concierge?
Answer: Yes. There is a Concierge located in the lobby and also around the pool and beach. They are there to assist in making restaurant reservations and any other requests you may have. For pre-arrival reservations or questions please contact them

Question: Is there a Tour Desk?
Answer: Yes. There is a Tour Desk located in the lobby for many excursions. Some activities are located in front of the resort on the Beach, such as, Wave Runners, Parasailing, Kayaking, Stand-up Paddle Boards and more. For information on additional activities contact the Tour Desk at:

Question: Is there a Spa and/or Fitness Center?
Answer: Yes. There is a beautiful 31,000 square foot European Spa located directly next door to Villa La Estancia on the grounds of Villa Del Arco called "Desert Spa". There is a fitness center at Villa La Estancia that is no charge to you. There is a small fee to use the fitness center at Desert Spa.

Question: Are there tennis courts?
Answer: Yes there are two private courts at Villa La Estancia located on the top of the Palmitta Market Place. In addition, there are two courts at Villa del Palmar. Sign up for drills with the pro.

Question: Is there a children's program? Babysitting?
Answer: Yes, there is a Kid's Club called "Kid's in Paradise" located next door at Villa del Palmar. They provide activities throughout the day for children ages 4-12. Babysitting services are also available. Please contact the Concierge at for more information.

Question: How do I make a reservation to rent at Villa La Estancia?
Answer: Go to Contact Us Link at the top of the home page on this web site and follow the directions. We will be happy to accommodate you.