The Perks of Being a Member

Are you someone who loves to visit our resorts frequently? It’s not surprising as Mexico’s beauty is irresistible. A visit to this gorgeous paradise will capture your heart and leave you longing to return again and again. Apart from its stunning beauty, did you know that being a member also comes with exclusive benefits? Keep reading to learn more about the member-only privileges you can enjoy. Don’t forget to take note of the events and activities so that you won’t miss out on any of the fun! 

Members’ Cocktail Parties 

We invite you to join us for our Members’ Cocktail Parties, where you can meet and mingle with other members and your onsite resort management team. These social events offer a great opportunity to enjoy delicious cocktails, refreshments, and entertainment. The parties are held weekly, with the schedule varying by resort (see schedule below). Keep an eye out for your invitation to this fun event upon your arrival at the resort, or feel free to ask your concierge for more details. We can’t wait to see you there!

Member & Elite Member Cocktail Party Schedule by Resort:   

For all cocktail parties note that this schedule is subject to change; please confirm with your onsite concierge.  

  • Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta: Members’ Cocktail Parties are held on Mondays from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the Pool Area. Meet & Greet Elite Cocktail Parties are held on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Yashinoki Restaurant for Five Star and Residence Club Members only (18+). 
  • Villa del Palmar Flamingos: Members’ Cocktail Parties are held on Tuesdays from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Huichol Plaza. Meet and Greet Elite Cocktail Parties are held on Tuesdays from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Penthouse 3602 at Villa La Estancia Beach Resort & Spa Riviera Nayarit (just a one minute walk from Villa del Palmar Flamingos) for Five Star and Residence Club Members only (18+). 
  • Villa del Palmar Cabo: Members’ Cocktail Parties are held on Tuesdays from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm at Tortugas Terrace (18+ years old recommended). Elite Cocktail Parties are held on Mondays from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, location will be at Villa del Arco but varies (ask your concierge upon arrival) for Five Star and Residence Club Members Only (18+). 
  • Villa del Arco: Members’ Cocktail Parties are held on Tuesdays from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm at Tortugas Terrace (18+ years old recommended). Elite Cocktail Parties take place on Mondays from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, location will be at Villa del Arco but varies (ask your concierge upon arrival) for Five Star and Residence Club Members Only (18+). 
  • Villa La Valencia: Members’ Cocktail Parties take place on Tuesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm on the Front Lawn (18+ years old recommended). Elite Cocktail Parties are held on Wednesdays at 5:00 pm at La Jolla Terrace for Five Star and Residence Club Members Only (18+). 
  • Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto: Members’ Cocktail Parties are held on Tuesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Starlight Terrace (18+ years old recommended). Elite Cocktail Parties are held on Mondays from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, location varies, confirm details with concierge for Five Star and Residence Club Members Only (18+). 
  • Villa del Palmar Cancun: Members’ Cocktail Parties are held on Mondays from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Lobby Deck. Elite Members’ Cocktail Parties are held on Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, location to be announced. Confirmation is required in order to attend (18+).

Please be advised that availability for all events and activities is limited, and the resort reserves the right to modify, adjust, or cancel event schedules at any time, with or without prior notice. For more information, please speak with the resort staff upon arrival.  

Additionally, please note that Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta and Villa del Palmar Flamingos have a 50/50 raffle as part of the Members’ Cocktail Parties from November through March to raise funds for the Eagle’s Wings Foundation.  

Onsite Events  

As a member, you have access to  activities that are tailored to each resort. These activities are designed to provide you with unique experiences, and the schedules are updated regularly to keep things interesting. Among the activities available are tequila and wine tastings, cooking classes, daily happy hour, massage classes, and more. 

Please note that the location and time of activities below are subject to change. Kindly confirm the time and details with your concierge upon arrival at the resort. 

Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta 

  • Mixology Class: Join us for a fun and interactive session where you’ll learn to make delicious cocktails. 

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm, Terrace at Seafood Market Restaurant. (18+) 

  • Cooking Class: Members can join us for a hands-on culinary experience and learn new cooking techniques from our expert chef. 

Wednesdays at 3:00 pm on the Terrace at Seafood Market Restaurant. 

  • Members 101 Class: Learn all about the benefits of your membership and how to make the most of your time at the resort. 

Thursdays at 10:00 am, La Cantina Sports Bar.  

  • Lunch with Chef: Enjoy a special lunch and chat with our talented chef. This exclusive event is open to Five Star and Residence Club Members only.  

Mondays at 12:00 pm at Yashinoki Restaurant. 

  • Kayak Tour: Get ready for a morning of adventure on the water. 

Fridays at 8:00 am, Water Sports Center. 

Villa del Palmar Flamingos   

  • Bingo – Join us for an exciting game of bingo with a chance to win some fantastic prizes. 

Mondays, 2:00 pm, Activities Center. 

  • Pottery Painting Lessons – Get creative and paint your own unique piece of pottery. 

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm, Huichol Plaza, $10 USD per person 

  • Members 101 Class – Enjoy coffee and pastries while you learn about the amazing benefits of your membership. 

Wednesdays, 10:00 am, Convention Center. 

  • Tequila Tasting – Experience a guided tequila tasting with an expert sommelier. 

Wednesdays, 4:00 pm, Patron Terrace. 

  • Culinary Experience – Savor the region’s traditional flavors with a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. 

Fridays, 1:00 pm, Patron Terrace. 

  • Lunch with the Chef – Enjoy a special lunch at El Patrón Restaurant with a menu crafted by our talented chef. 

Fridays, 1:00 pm, El Patrón Restaurant, Five Star and Residence Club Members Only.

  • Daily Happy Hour – Unwind with a members-only happy hour and delight in 2-for-1 margaritas. 

Everyday 5:00 to 6:00 pm, Margaritas Lobby Bar. 

  • Cookie Class – Treat your family and loved ones to a fun-filled activity of decorating cookies. 

Sundays, 1:00 pm, Activities Center. 

Villa del Palmar Cabo    

  • Couple’s Massage Class: Learn simple techniques to give your friends and family a wellness massage.  

Tuesdays, 11:30 am, pool area. Recommended for guests 18 years and older. 

  • Elite Cooking Demo: Learn tips and tricks to create your own amazing recipes.  

Tuesdays, 2:00 pm, Neptune Restaurant. Exclusive to Elite Five Star and Residence Club Members. 

  • Tequila Tasting:  Led by our expert sommelier, you’ll learn about the history and production process of tequila, while sampling a variety of flavors.  

Wednesdays at 2:30 pm and Fridays at 2:00 pm, Bella California. (18+) 

  • Towel Figurine Class: Have fun learning simple techniques to create figurines like swans with towels.  

Wednesdays, 11:30 am, Activity Pool. 

  • Members 101 Class: Enjoy coffee and cookies while you learn about all the benefits of your membership. 

Thursdays, 8:30 am, Convention Center. 

  • Mexican Wine Tasting: Come and taste wines from around Mexico.  

Thursdays, 5:00 pm, El Patron Restaurant. (18+) 

  • Daily Happy Hour: Enjoy a members-only happy hour to savor your favorite drinks and relax in paradise. 

Everyday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the pool bar, Terraza bar, and pool areas. From 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the sports bar. 

  • Cooking Demo: Fridays, 11:30 am, Taco Bar. Open to all family members. 
  • Chopped Cabo: Guests must race against the clock to create a unique dish using surprising mystery ingredients provided by the Chef Patron.  

Once a month, garden area at Villa del Arco.  

Villa del Arco   

  • Couple’s Massage Class: Discover basic methods for providing a relaxing massage to your loved ones. 

Mondays at 11:00 am, Central Pool. 18+ years old recommended. 

  • Towel Figures Class: Have fun learning simple techniques to create figures with towels. 

Thursdays at 11:00 am, Central Pool. 

  • Tequila Tasting:  Sip and savor different types of tequilas. This experience is sure to leave you with a newfound appreciation for this beloved Mexican spirit. 

 Wednesdays at 2:30 pm and Fridays at 2:00 pm, Bella California Restaurant. (18+) 

  • Members 101 Class: Learn how your membership can benefit you while talking to a professional and enjoying coffee and cookies.  

Thursdays at 8:30 am, Villa del Palmar Convention Center. 

  • Mexican Wine Tasting: Taste wines from different regions of Mexico.  

Thursdays at 5:00 pm, El Patrón Restaurant. (18+) 

  • Chopped Cabo: Guests are challenged to create an original dish using unexpected ingredients given by the Chef Patron while racing against the clock. 

Once a month, El Patrón Terrace. 

  • Barbacoa Cooking Demo: Learn the art of the grill in this Barbacoa “Barbecue” cooking demonstration. 

Fridays at 1:00 pm, Beach Front Garden.  

  • Daily Happy Hour: Indulge in an exclusive happy hour reserved for members to enjoy their favorite drinks and unwind in paradise. 

Every day from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm & 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at El Bucanero Pool Bar & Restaurant. 

Villa La Valencia  

  • Tequila Tasting: Join us as our sommeliers guide you through sampling the finest tequila. 

Saturdays at 2:00 pm, Latitud 23.5 Steak House. (18+) 

  • Mexican Garnacha Class: Learn about the history and process of making traditional corn tortillas and salsa, and enjoy delicious tacos during the class. 

Thursdays at 2:00 pm, El Patrón Restaurant. Reservations required. 

  • Elite Cooking Class: Exclusive cooking class for our Five Star and Residence Club members only. 

Mondays, 2:00 pm, El Patrón Restaurant. 

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto    

  • Smoothie Class: Discover the refreshing tropical flavors of Mexico. 

Mondays, 11:00 am, Beach Bar.  

  • Culinary Experience: Learn the preparation of the most emblematic dishes of Mexico.  

Tuesdays, 12:00 pm, Pool Area next to Market Restaurant. 

  • Margarita Class: Discover the art of making one of Mexico’s most famous beverages. 

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm, Market Restaurant. Reservations required.

  • Journey of Mexican Spirits: Discover the diverse spirits made in Mexico.  

Tuesdays, 4:00 pm, Market Lounge. Reservations required. (18+) 

  • Elite Cooking Demo: Watch as our expert chefs show you how to prepare a delicious meal. 

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm, location varies, confirm details through concierge. 18+ years old recommended. 

  • “Farm to Bar” Mixology Class: Learn about the art of mixology.   

Wednesdays, 4:00 pm, Market Lounge. Reservations required. (18+) 

  • Flaming Drinks: Enjoy an exciting flaming drinks presentation.  

Mondays, 4:00 pm, Danzante Restaurant, all levels of Elite Members.  

  • Pizza Class: Learn how to make delicious pizza. 

Fridays, 11:00 am, Casa Mia Restaurant, exclusively for all levels of Elite Members.  

  • Mexican Wine Experience: Discover Mexican wines and learn which dishes pair perfectly with them. 

Fridays, 4:00 pm, Danzante Restaurant. Reservations required. (18+) 

  • Bloody Mary Morning: Learn about the variety of one of the most recognized drinks in the world.  

Sundays, 10:00 am, Market Lounge. Reservations required. (18+) 

Annual Member Social 

The Club organizes an Annual Member Social event every year, which spans across two days and encompasses a range of social activities. This provides an opportunity for members to enhance their knowledge about their membership, engage with key Club and Resort executives, and attend fun events including an auction, Cocktail Party, and Grand Finale Dinner Party. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Eagle’s Wings Foundation. The upcoming Annual Member Social event is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, and Thursday, November 9, 2023, at Villa del Palmar Flamingos.  Please check our website for more information by visiting

Make Use of Discounts  

Discover the savings available to you based on your membership type with our exclusive discount card. To learn more about how you can take advantage of these discounts, click here.

Stay Longer – Hotel Inventory Rental Options 

Looking to extend your vacation by a few more days? Our members have the opportunity to prolong their stay if suites are available. There are two ways to do this. If you know in advance that you want to stay longer, you can use “Club Time,” which offers additional rental nights at a discounted rate of 30% to 40% off resort rental fees. Alternatively, VPA & Gold members can extend their trip once on property by paying a daily rate of 1/7 of the maintenance fee for the size unit they require. Both extension options are available throughout the year, but subject to resort availability. 

Utilize Preferred Points/Gold Time – Club Inventory Rental Options 

If you’re looking to extend your stay during the summer months (May to October), you might be able to use Preferred Points or Gold Time, depending on your membership level. Preferred Points are extra rental points (up to two weeks worth) that can be used by Points members, while Gold Time is available to Gold Weeks members and is based on the number of weeks owned. Both options allow you to pay a prorated maintenance fee rate, and you only pay for what you use, with a minimum stay of two nights. You can even choose the size of your unit and request up to two full weeks’ worth of points. This is a great way to make your vacation longer, and you can even use Preferred Points to deposit with an Exchange company (for a full week of points only).

Tailor Your Stay to Your Preferences 

Customize your vacation to suit your needs, whether you desire an extended trip or a short getaway. Your points are flexible and can be utilized in various resorts and suite types, allowing you to mix and match to create your ideal holiday. However, keep in mind that all points must be used within the same year (unless you bank them before the deadline). 

Maximize Your Membership with Bank, Borrow, and Accelerate Options

As a member, you have the flexibility to make the most of your points in various ways. One of the biggest advantages is the ability to bank your points for up to five years (one year for biennial members) if you don’t plan to use them immediately. This is a great option to save up for a future trip. Additionally, you can borrow points up to five years in advance (one year for biennial members) if you need extra points for a specific vacation. If you prefer to use your points sooner rather than later, you can even accelerate them by taking them from the back end of your contract. It’s important to note that acceleration is only available for certain types of memberships. 

Exclusive Toll-Free Number for Members 

As a valued member of Universal Vacation Club, UVC Resorts (Loreto), and VPA Club, we are dedicated to making your vacation experience as seamless as possible. That’s why we provide an exclusive toll-free number that you can use to reach out to us anytime. Use this number to book spa services, exciting activities, and make reservations for any other needs you might have during your stay. Just dial 1-800-852-4755, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you. 

Make the Most of Our Points Redemption Program 

As a member of the Universal Vacation Club, you have the opportunity to participate in our Points Redemption Program. This program allows you to use your Club Points to cover up to 50% of the cost of various services, such as meal plans, spa treatments, and flower arrangements, among others.

 It’s a great way to make the most of your points and enhance your vacation experience. Just be sure to check if the service is eligible for points redemption before making any purchases. 

Earn Rewards by Referring Friends 

Did you know that you can earn rewards by referring your friends to our Club? When your friend attends our presentation, you will receive a reward from us. And if they go on to purchase a membership, you’ll receive an even bigger reward. It’s a win-win situation! To find out more about our Villa Beachfront Rewards program, click here. 

Optional Travel Insurance  

As an added benefit, all Gold and VPA memberships come with the ResortCom Basics Plan with CHUBB. The ResortCom Basics Plan for Gold and VPA members includes coverage for emergency medical transportation, repatriation of remains, return of dependent children, and transportation after stabilization when traveling with your Vacation Ownership account. This coverage is available when you travel 100 miles or more from your primary residence when you are traveling to, from, or staying at one of your resorts or on an exchange using your membership. 

In addition, the plan includes 24/7 assistance services to answer any questions you may have while traveling. As a Premier, Gold, or VPA member, you have the option to upgrade to the Essentials plan with additional coverage. Prices vary depending on your membership level and the coverage you choose. Click here to learn more about the available plans and their benefits. 

Expand Your Vacation Possibilities with Our Exchange Program 

As a member of our club, you have the opportunity to take advantage of the exchange programs offered by Resorts Condominiums International (RCI) and Interval International (II) (depending on club affiliation). This means you can enjoy vacations all around the world, not just at our resorts. With access to these exchange networks, you can explore different cultures, try new cuisines, and make unforgettable memories. 

 As a valued member of our Club, you have access to all these unique benefits including exciting events and activities planned just for you at each of our resorts. We look forward to welcoming you to your home away from home soon. 

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