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Playa del Sol Timeshare Fraud

Playa del Sol Timeshare Fraud
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Playa del Sol is a beautiful place to spend your vacation, but as a traveler you have to be aware of this resort, especially of the Playa del Sol timeshare fraud.

 Playa del Sol Timeshare Fraud – The Company

The legal name of Playa del Sol is Big Window S.A. de C.V. and it has resort sales locations in Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. Under names like Playa del Sol Grand, Playa del Sol Costa Sur, Howard Johnson Hotel Puerto Vallarta and Playa del Sol Los Cabos, this is one of the most fraudulent timeshare resorts.

Playa del Sol timeshare works with two rental companies: Royal Vacations and Holiday Property Management.

Timeshare scams have become very popular in Mexico, and there are many timeshare resorts that are involved in these timeshare scams. If you want to see more information about timeshare scams in Mexico, you can visit:

Mexico Timeshare Scam

Timeshare Scams In Mexico vs USA, why are there more situations of fraud in Mexico?

Mexican Timeshare Fraud

Playa del Sol Timeshare Fraud – The Complaints

There are lots of unhappy Playa del sol timeshare owners, and there are a lot of complaints about this timeshare resort. The next, are the most common complaints about Playa del Sol timeshare:

  1. Vacationers are invited to a timeshare presentation. The gentleman who invites you tells you that you only will be there for 90 min, but you can be there until 5 hours.
  2. The timeshare salesperson basically pushes you to purchase the timeshare property at Playa del Sol.
  3. The sales representative tells you that you could rent your timeshare weeks, make lots of money and they tell you how easy it will be.
  4. All of the promises that you are told in the timeshare presentation, are not in your timeshare agreement.
  5. Timeshare salespeople tell you that you can exchange your Playa del Sol timeshare anywhere, but this is never possible.
  6. When you sign the timeshare contract, they tell you that you waived the right to cancel.
  7. If you try to cancel within your rescission period, and even you send a timeshare cancellation letter on time, they don’t answer, and when you finally get an answer, they tell you that they didn’t receive anything from you.
  8. Playa del Sol timeshare salespeople tell you that you can even resale your timeshare unit when you no longer want it.
  9. There are many timeshare fees involved and timeshare maintenance fees are not fixed, they increase every year.
  10. 10.  If you stop making your timeshare payments, they will send you to collections.

These are just a few of the lots of timeshare complaints that there are around the web and timeshare forums about Playa del Sol timeshare.

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 Playa del Sol Timeshare Fraud- The way out

At the timeshare presentation, the timeshare salespeople tell timeshare owners that at the moment you sign the contract you have lost the right to cancel your timeshare, but this is not true, you still can get out of your timeshare contract by cancelling it.

In Mexico, you have 5 business days to cancel your timeshare contract with no penalizations. But if your rescission period already passed, you still have the right your timeshare contract.

Due to timeshare cancellation is a very difficult process; it requires the help of timeshare experts. Also, you need to beware of timeshare cancellation companies that ask you for money upfront.

We at Mexican Timeshare Solutions, do not charge anything upfront to cancel your timeshare contract. You only pay us when your timeshare Is properly cancelled. Contact us for a free consultation and fully advise on your timeshare situation.

 Information to Share

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If you want to know about other timeshare resorts, you can visit:

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14 Comments
  • Xochitl September 3, 2018, 12:50 am

    Compramos una membresía con Playa del sol hace unos 3 años, el primer año todo bien, sin embargo empezaron a subir las cuotas de mantenimiento exageradamente lo cual nos desilusiono mucho y nos preocupo, hasta la fecha siguen subiendo mes con mes, a este paso ya no podremos pagar la cuota de mantenimiento

  • RACDecember 30, 2015, 2:55 pm

    The tour company is almost certainly real. But, they may try to get you to buy stuff as well. Use the tickets, and continue to politely decline to buy whatever you don't want.

  • SlivyDecember 24, 2015, 2:04 pm

    They got me too. I actually thought we had a decent price, and wanted the deal to work. But they lied about everything. We couldn't get reservations 9 months in advance. Our "VIP week" couldn't be booked at all. We couldn't use the 2 weeks concurrently (travel w/family). We couldn't extend a stay (at our cost) ouside of the proscribed 7 days.

  • EtsieDecember 17, 2015, 12:08 pm

    I have the same experience - the certificate is a scam! I had to let two certificates expired. In my opinion the whole timeshare industry is a big scam. I am trying to get rid of my time-share unit.

  • SandraDecember 4, 2015, 5:24 pm

    Unfortunately, Playa del Sol sales in Mexico are in its majority a huge scam. The OPC, the one on the street inviting you makes $250-$350 per couple...so be sure he tells you any lie there is. Timeshare sales people are rotating from place to place and mostly alcoholics that look for their 8% comission. We were surprised how they work, like sharks, and some are really good showing numbers, benefits, etc...If i did not know, i probably would have bought. Be careful and NEVER make a decision the same day!! They love this, just tell them that you need to think about and they will throw in all they have..that is the sign that someting is not quite right...

  • Joe McDonaldSeptember 22, 2015, 11:44 am

    I'm interested to know if I stop my payments to Playa del Sol what happen? I'm a timeshare owner and I can no longer afford to pay the timeshare fees.

  • Austin TexasAugust 31, 2015, 2:37 pm

    I think timeshares are a poor investment. I would never get one, not even from this company. Its very rare to hear anything good about them. All I hear about is timeshare relief scams and hidden fees.

  • Jeanette HarperAugust 18, 2015, 12:57 pm

    Right now I am filing with Profeco and I also filled a complaint on the ripoffreport.com and thesqueakywheel.com Everytime someone logs on to that complaint Playa del Sol gets an e-mail message, it also shows up on search engines for yahoo and google. They have actually now responded to me after 2 years of trying to get a hold of someone. If you have noticed their e-mail addresses on their website no longer work and when you call they just put you on hold and no one ever comes back to talk to you. We were totally lied to and I would do anything to get my money back. If anyone has any other ideas let me know. Thank you.

  • Christine HAugust 7, 2015, 5:41 pm

    We purchased a timeshare contract with Playa del Sol after a VERY high pressure sales presentation that lasted for several hours with our 2 small boys in tow July 22, 2015 at the beginning of a week long vacation in Cabo San Lucas (we were not leaving until day #6 & there was no readily available means to further evaluate this contract plus the 6 month delay to even access any of the "proposed benefits" presented in the contract / presentation). In addition to the fraudulent timeshare contract fee (discrepancies noted below) we were also required to pay an additional fee of $549 to the company for exchange purposes and to use first several years worth of weeks as credit towards contract fee. This was also to be used for rental purposes to provide rental income for our timeshare as an investment. I will continue contacting appropriate websites and agencies to present and/or post my case and the ongoing issues I have with Playa del Sol and their goal to keep our money.

  • Ritu MehtaAugust 3, 2015, 5:05 pm

    In my mind it doesn't make sense to buy a timeshare. It is not an investment and it ties you down to yet another payment which may or may not make money. In fact it is not a cost effective way of vacationing. Instead, Playa del Sol is a very scamming resort.

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