There are timeshare units available virtually everywhere from the Mexican coasts to the country's interior, from the far northwest fun spot of Tijuana to the southeastern scuba mecca of Cozumel. Here is a look at a few Mexican timeshares that continually receive high rankings from exchange companies and consumer groups alike.
Club Baccara, Cancun, Mexico
This boutique resort, with just twenty-seven villas, offers a refreshing alternative to the sky-scraping resorts found all along the Cancun beachfront. It was developed by Avalon Resorts, which also operates vacation properties in nearby Isla Mujeres, Mexico, Acapulco, Mexico, and the nation of Panama. Club Baccara, the smaller of two Avalon resorts in Cancun, has earned the prestigious Five Star Award from Interval International.
What are the most popular locations for timeshares in Mexico?
Cancun, to the east, and Puerto Vallarta, to the west, are the hottest timeshare destinations in Mexico these days. This makes sense because visitors have been introduced to the areas over the years by cruise ships that call on the same ports.
Club Baccara's timeshare units are configured in efficiency, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom layouts, sleeping anywhere from two to six people. On-site amenities include a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, and whirlpool tub. Nearby, you can find bicycling, boating, a fitness center, fishing, golf, shopping, scuba diving, tennis, water skiing, and more.
Occidental Grand, Cozumel, Mexico
This Resort Condominiums International Gold Crown property is on the southwest part of Cozumel Island, right on the beach called San Francisco. It is a mandatory all-inclusive resort, with your timeshare purchase or exchange including meals, transportation, and possibly some resort activities. All of the timeshare units have air conditioning.
Scuba diving is the main draw here, as the resort is only a five-minute boat cruise from Palancar Reef. Other activities on site include children's and adults' swimming pools, a game room, exercise equipment, live entertainment, a hairdresser, a spa, a restaurant, tennis courts, and a playground area. Horseback riding is off-site, but nearby.
Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas, Cancun, Mexico
This Interval International Five Star Award resort is also part of the exchange company's Golf Resort Program — giving members access to greens fees and lesson discounts, advance tee times, and more at neighboring golf courses (there are none directly on site). However, there are plenty of activities available on the grounds, including a fitness center, shopping, a sauna, scuba diving, an outdoor swimming pool, tennis, a whirlpool tub, and more. Nearby, you can also find boating, bicycling, fishing, horseback riding, and water skiing.
Timeshare units at this resort come in three configurations: efficiency (sleeping two to four people), one-bedroom (sleeping four to six people), and two-bedroom (sleeping six to eight people). There are several theme restaurants on site, including La Paloma, which serves Mexican; the Pina Colada beach bistro, serving drinks and light dishes; and Da Vinci's fine dining, serving Italian food, seafood, and more.
Pacifica Club, Ixtapa, Mexico
The Pacifica Club is located about twelve miles from the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport. All of its timeshare units are air conditioned, and some have full kitchens. The Pacifica Club is a mandatory all-inclusive resort, with your timeshare fees including meals, transportation, and possibly even activities and drinks.
The resort is on the beach and offers a swimming pool, as well. There is child care on site, along with a playground and a snack bar, making this resort worthy of consideration for family vacations with small children. Nearby activities include fishing, golf, tennis, water skiing, and scuba diving.
The Royal Mayan, Cancun, Mexico
The Royal Mayan has earned both the Gold Crown distinction from Resort Condominiums International and Five Star Award status from Interval International. It is part of the well-respected Royal Resorts family, which also includes The Royal Caribbean and The Royal Sands timeshare resorts in Cancun.
The Royal Mayan sits on the Caribbean shore, with a lagoon-side marina where you can rent sailboats, water-skiing packages, and Jet Skis. All of the units are air conditioned with full kitchens, and there is a grocery store on site in addition to the resort's snack bar and full-service restaurant.
One of the favorite activities at the Royal Mayan is taking part in tours of the ancient Mayan ruins at Tulum, Chichen-Itza, and Coba. When you're done with those, you can relax in the Royal Mayan's adults' and children's swimming pools or play on the tennis court. Nearby activities include boating, fishing, golf, live entertainment, shopping, and scuba diving.
Aventura Spa Palace, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
This adults-only, all-inclusive property has earned the Gold Crown distinction from Resort Condominiums International. All of its timeshare units have air conditioning, a double whirlpool tub, and a private balcony, and most units have ocean views.
The resort itself has 103 treatment rooms where you can enjoy anything from a basic massage to specialty treatments including hydro-reflexology and inhalation therapy. There are also whirlpool tubs and full-fitness facilities on site, and your timeshare purchase or exchange includes unlimited drinks and healthy meals.
At forty-eight miles away from the international airport in Cancun, the Spa Palace is certainly outside of the city's go-go party atmosphere. Because of its relative seclusion, it offers many activities and facilities on site, including a game room, hairdresser, live entertainment, restaurant, sauna, shopping area, snack bar, swimming pool, tennis court, and more.
Vacation Internationale Vallarta Torre, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
This resort is two miles from the nearest international airport, right on the beach overlooking Banderas Bay. Air conditioning is not available in all of the timeshare units, but full kitchens are. A grocery store and laundry facilities are on site.
Amenities at Vacation Internationale Vallarta Torre include a swimming pool, restaurant, hot tub, and snack bar. Less than a mile away, you will find all of the other activities the resort offers, including horseback riding, scuba diving, a health club, a sauna, boating, water-skiing, and more. The closest golf course is about six miles away, and an eighteen-hole course is about fifteen miles away.