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  1. C

    Reef Resorts Mexico- Best Move?

    I am in a "right to use" "timeshare" out of Reef Resorts in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. I have 160 weeks that resets into another 160 weeks. These can be used at any of the 3 Reef locations for a discount off each week you use of 25%. Additionally, you can transfer the weeks into leading vacation...
  2. S

    Looking for one week Mar. 10, 11 or 12

    Looking for a one week vacation rental in Florida, México, or other tropical destination that sleeps 4-5. Thank you.
  3. J

    Punta Cana timeshare financed through Mexico

    Long story short we regrettably signed up for a vacation club at Live Aqua in Punta Cana. I've come to learn the contract is via Fiesta Americana Vacation Clubs (FAVC) and financed through groupo Posadas in Mexico. I'm 2 months past my recission date, signed up in August 2022. My question is...
  4. V

    Selling/renting vidanta timeshare

    Hello all, We have 2 Vidanta Estates contracts each with 1 registered week and 2 Estates weeks (non registered weeks). What is the best way to monetize them (selling or renting) and where can we do that? Thanks for your help.
  5. clicker44

    WANTED: 7-nights -- Anything tropical sometime between June 20th - July 3rd

    Wanted: Mexico, Hawaii, Aruba, Caribbean, Bahamas, etc....anywhere warm with a nice resort and nice pool. Looking for 7 nights. My dates are flexible starting June 20th and I need to be home by July 3. Any size unit is OK. Let me know what you have!
  6. T

    What does a timeshare 'WIN' look like? (mexico)

    Wow, thank you all for helping my wife and I navigate this world. :). Our goal is one week a year, somewhere tropical (preferably Cancun because flights are so reasonable from our airport)... What does a 'win' in timeshare land looks like? (deal wise) If we were to be patient and only pull...
  7. T

    How Would You Go About Buying Vida?

    I am interested in buying a week a year at The Grand Bliss Riviera Maya. This is a Vidanta location. My wife and I went on our honeymoon there and love it. We sat through the timeshare meeting and did not buy. I wanted to come here for advice before I did. Is it worth it? What price is a...
  8. andrewjjtimeshare

    10,000 Preferred Access Points Villa Del Palmar Puerto Vallarta Mexico UVC

    Universal Vacation Club at Puerto Vallarta Preferred Access Club 2022 – Free Closing Annual Usage 4,400 VPA Optimal Points 5.600 CNC Optimal Points Total of 10,000 Points Limited Membership Certificate Expires 2067 $4,500.00 – Due Annually November 30th Seller is paying all closing costs...
  9. andrewjjtimeshare

    Los Cabos Golf Resort Diplomat Unit

    Name of Resort: Los Cabos Golf Resort Buyer’s First Year of Usage: 2022 - Free Closing Usage: Annual Unit Info: Float Diplomat Unit: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4, Partial Kitchen, King bed & Queen sofa bed, Golf Course View Week info: Float Week# 1-50 Sunday Check in Estimated Maintenance fees &...
  10. RNCollins

    Where is the pre 2008 Mexico Belaire thread?

    Hello, I’m trying to find the very beginning of the Mexico Belaire thread(s) that started around 2006 or so. When I use the search function I can only get back as far as 2008. I’d like to get back to comments prior to 2008. Thank you for your help.
  11. RNCollins

    Spirit Airlines Adds New Flights to Puerto Vallarta

    Spirit Airlines Adds New Flights to Puerto Vallarta https://www.caribjournal.com/2021/07/01/spirit-airlines-puerto-vallarta-flights-new/ Main square - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico By Diego Grandi / www.shutterstock.com
  12. RNCollins

    New go-to eats in Puerto Vallarta

    New go-to eats in Puerto Vallarta https://www.travelweekly.com/Mexico-Travel/New-go-to-eats-in-Puerto-Vallarta Downtown Puerto Vallarta at Sunset - Jalisco, Mexico Photo By Diego Grandi / shutterstock.com
  13. RNCollins

    Swoop Is Adding New Flights to Puerto Vallarta

    Swoop Is Adding New Flights to Puerto Vallarta https://www.caribjournal.com/2021/06/29/puerto-vallarta-swoop-flights-new/ PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO - DEC 9, 2017 Photo by steve estvanik / shutterstock.com
  14. B

    Free timeshares give away. Will pay for closing.

    Hello, My mother has 3 timeshares. One in Branson, one in Orlando at or by Disney and one in Mexico. She wants out of them. She no longer travels and us kids do not want them. We will pay for closing cost on them. The Branson one is a week system with RCI. The Florida one is for points with RCI...
  15. RNCollins

    Spirit Airlines Is Expanding to Puerto Vallarta

    Spirit Airlines Is Expanding to Puerto Vallarta https://www.caribjournal.com/2021/04/01/puerto-vallarta-spirit-airlines-new-flights/ Sunset at Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico Photo by Diego Grandi / shutterstock.com
  16. RNCollins

    Frontier Airlines Launches New Flights to Cancun, Dominican Republic

    Frontier Airlines Launches New Flights to Cancun, Dominican Republic https://www.caribjournal.com/2021/02/11/frontier-airlines-launches-new-flights-to-cancun-dominican-republic/ Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Photo by vicentegarridoj / www.shutterstock.com
  17. rad.travel.dad

    Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos Villas, Mexico - Feb 15-20 - All Inclusive Available

    I have a couple of studio club villas available for $99/night for 5 nights from February 15th to 20th. This is at the Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos Villas in Los Cabos, Mexico. It's a beautiful 4 diamond resort. All rooms have ocean views. You'll have access to club exclusive pools. The...
  18. thetimeshareguy

    Safety in PV & Nuevo Vallarta area

    My wife and I are spending the winter in Bucerias — just a little north of Nuevo Vallarta (near Puerto Vallarta). We'd love an opinion on overall crime and safety. We don't need the usual cautions about not walking down dark alleyways at night... Instead, we'd like a sense from people in the...
  19. abbyz

    Contacted by UIF Mexico, is it legit?

    Cesar Andrade Pacheco Officer in Mexico City says he is a prosecuting attorney, it is listed on Google, say that they are prosecuting the scammers and resorts leaking information. serv_legal@contactouif.mx is the email he sent me forms to fill out. Anyone know about the validity here? I do not...
  20. RNCollins

    WestJet Relaunches Cancun Flights

    WestJet Relaunches Cancun Flights By Caribbean Journal Staff / Caribbean Journal / www.caribjournal.com / July 11, 2020 https://www.caribjournal.com/2020/07/11/cancun-flights-westjet-relaunches/ “Canadian carrier WestJet has returned to Cancun on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. WestJet...
  21. RNCollins

    Swimming With the Sea Lions of Los Islotes

    Swimming With the Sea Lions of Los Islotes By Benjamin Lowy / Travel / The New York Times / www.nytimes.com / updated July 2, 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/travel/sea-lions-los-islotes.html “Nestled off the coast of Baja California Sur, near La Paz, lies a string of islands in the...
  22. RNCollins

    Cancun Gets New Nonstop Flights From U.S. Cities

    Cancun Gets New Nonstop Flights From U.S. Cities https://www.caribjournal.com/2020/02/16/cancun-nonstop-flights-new-spirit/ By Caribbean Journal Staff / Caribbean Journal / caribjournal.com / Feb 16, 2020 “Spirit Airlines has continued its rapid Caribbean expansion with a major ramp-up of...
  23. N

    Pueblo Bonito scam??

    So i went to Cabo last year and went to one of PBSB time share presentation. and were fooled into the PB Preferred. We went and came back home and a few months later I still hadn’t received me username and password in the mail like promised. So I contacted my sales person and tried calling...
  24. mayamart

    Likelihood of getting RCI exchange on Big Island Jan/Feb 2020?

    Has anyone had luck in getting an exchange on the Big Island in Jan or Feb, on RCI? I put up a week at my home resort Hotel Xcaret Mexico, for a week at a resort on the Big Island (Ongoing Search). Am I out of my mind or do I have a chance?
  25. H

    Fiesta Americana Open Season

    Has anyone booked open season through Fiesta Americana Vacation Club (FAVC)? They don't have any documentation in their 2019 Member Book. I know how to do it through Hilton HGVC, but I'm wondering how it's done through the FAVC. I'm an owner at FAVC Cabo and looking for the process through FAVC...
  26. RNCollins

    Southwest Airlines Resuming More Caribbean Flights

    Southwest Airlines Resuming More Caribbean Flights https://www.caribjournal.com/2019/11/10/southwest-airlines-caribbean-flights-more/ By Caribbean Journal staff/ Caribbean Journal / caribjournal.com / Nov 10, 2019 “Southwest is returning several seasonal routes to the Caribbean, the carrier...
  27. B


    About 4 months ago I attended a presentation at Vidanta in Riviera Maya and I want to post my experience. At first, It seemed like any other b.s. company that promised us to help us get rid of our timeshare. Honestly, after reading many posts here and on redweek I've been very hesitant about...
  28. S

    Villa del Palmar, PV Timeshare for FREE

    I have a 1 bedroom unit, sleeps 4 people, floating week, through UVCI. Timeshare is fully paid off and can be used through 2034. Yearly maintenance fees are currently $844 due every November. New owner to pay all transfer fees and maintenance fees (pro-rated if transferred after November)...
  29. E

    Looking to give my Villa del Palmar membership away?

    Hello, I've only had the membership for a year but I haven't had the opportunity to use it at all. My whole life has changed. As a result I am interested in transferring the membership. There are monthly payments and a yearly maintenance fee. They have amazing hotels!
  30. flexible

    10/26-11/2 Hotel Marina El Cid - near Cancun - studio - $700 for week

    Hotel Marina El Cid Puerto Morelos, Mexico Check in: Saturday, October 26 Check out: Saturday, November 2 Transportation from Cancun airport to resort included. Requires 48 hour advance reservation Studio unit Maximum occupancy: 4