One of the great benefits of owning membership at Garza Blanca Residence Club in Puerto Vallarta is that not only do you get to use any of the resorts developed by Tafer Hotels & Resorts, such as Hotel Mousai and Villa del Palmar Cancun (as well as resorts and hotels developed in the future) but you also receive a year’s free trial membership for RCI, the world’s leading international exchange network for timeshare and vacation ownership. After the first year, you are free to decide if you wish to continue with RCI to help facilitate international exchanges.
So, what are the steps to booking a week in another destination through RCI?
1. Contact ResortCom
The first step to take is to inform ResortCom International of your desire to make an international exchange. Call 1-877-722-4592.
2. Reserve a Week at Garza Blanca
Make a reservation at Garza Blanca Residence Club for specific dates or week(s) that you wish to exchange. For example, booking high season weeks will give you higher “Trading Power” (value) or “Deposit Credits” when exchanging through RCI. Please note that RCI’s calendar doesn’t exactly coincide with your calendar at Garza Blanca Residence Club, so you should check your dates carefully.
3. Deposit your Vacation Week with RCI
To deposit your vacation week, you will need to make sure you are registered with RCI, preferably by opening an online account. ResortCom will then initiate your deposit into either the weeks or credits program or you may contact RCI directly. You may make your deposit up to two years in advance and at least 14 days before your vacation week. The earlier you deposit your Garza Blanca Residence Club week the better Trading Power you are given for your vacation time. Remember, however, depositing your week less than 9 months in advance will affect your Trading Power.
4. Choose your Exchange Destination
Select the exchange destination, dates and accommodation you would like to experience. You can choose a vacation week in another destination up to 12 months prior to the dates of your deposited vacation week or up to 24 months after.
5. Request Exchange
Make the exchange request with RCI on line at www.rci.com (for weeks exchanges) or theregistrycollection.com (for the Registry Collection credits program):
- RCI Weeks program: 1-800-338-7777
- The Registry Collection (including the Signature Collection): 1-800-548-2300
6. Check RCI Account
Depending if the value of your reserved week at Garza Blanca Residence Club is worth more or less than the week you have chosen to exchange through RCI, the difference will be reflected in you RCI account as either in your favor or as a deficit. If your chosen week has a greater value than your deposited week, you will have to pay the difference by credit or debit card. Alternatively, you could deposit another week to cover the difference. If the value of your deposited week is greater, remember to inform RCI that you would like to bank any points in your favor from one year to the next.
7. Have an Amazing Vacation!
No explanation needed here. If you are a Garza Blanca Residence Club Member, you are surely an expert in having a good time.