Exploring Palmas del Mar
After searching all of the vacation home rental sites, we finally decided on a two-bedroom two level-villa in the Club Villa section of Palmas del Mar for a week stay. The large outdoor patio sitting area within view of the beach sold this villa, along with the attractive interior. It is in the oldest part of the development and had a few quirks, but overall was great and would highly recommend. The owner, Annie, met us for check-in and a walk through, and was very nice and said to let her know if we needed anything. Here’s the link to the vrbo site for the villa we chose with lots more photos. http://www.vrbo.com/3787954ha
There is a gated entrance to Palmas del Mar and this sprawling development includes two golf courses, a top-rated tennis facility, a marina, a central plaza with a market, restaurants, gift shops and various other businesses, walking paths and trails, beaches, pools, horse-back riding facilities and more. Here’s the link to Palmas del Mar’s official website: http://www.palmasdelmar.com/
Below is our home away from home for our week at Palmas del Mar. There is a restaurant located right behind the villa and the plaza is just a short walk up the hill. The marina is also just minutes from the villa and the beach is steps away. This crescent beach has strong currents and waves, so is not recommended for swimming. However, it is nice to sunbath, hang a hammock in the palms or bring your beach chairs and just enjoy the magnificent view.
Our wonderful outdoor living patio where we spent most of our time.
A few interior shots – there are many more on their vrbo link.
I loved the wild palms and sea grapes along our beach and added my hammock between these two palms for afternoon reading while Wally golfed.
There’s a Pterocarpus swamp forest located right behind the church. I’m sure it’s beautiful when the bromeliads are blooming up in the trees. The ferns are massive and the trees very interesting – worth a visit to check it out.