This was our second time staying at the Palmar. What we like the most is the location; the resort is close to the Malecon and also the Marina. The room was very well appointed and the view from the terrace breath taking! We had dinner at all the restaurants and the quality and service were excellent. We are already making plans for 2019.
Very clean. The staff treated us like family. we took a bus ride to a small town an hour away. The local bakery was in someone's house and cheese factory in an outdoor sink. Best cheese I've ever had.
There are a lot of shops about -5 minutes away. We would take the bus from the hotel driveway downtown and a cab back. Whole trip was under 6 dollars.
The locals drive fast and close together. Unless you really have to, there is no need to rent a car. We were "warned" to watch out, but it was very safe and we like to find places that are fun.
Make sure to see the sand castles near the main strip. They were good enough for completions by locals.
Can't wait to go back!