Donna Jacobs Padilla 

Garden Grove, CA United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari

  • Spain
  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • India
  • French Polynesia
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Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • Spanish

My Background

My love for travel has only grown over the years. The desire I have to see the world, experience it’s wonder, and immerse myself in the culture, art, food and wine is what motivates me to share my knowledge and passion. My goal is to design and deliver the ultimate travel experience for my discerning clients.

It has been said that if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life!

Places I Have Traveled

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Excellent Service - attention to detail

By: Anna

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2013

We spent a wonderful weekend getaway for our wedding anniversary. Thanks to Donna, everything was arranged exactly as planned and even more. What precious memories, brings a smile to my face when I think about it.

highly recommended

By: lois

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2014

Have recommended

By: LF

Reviewed on: 06 May 2014

Great travel adviser for many years!

By: Dru

Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2014

Panama Canal was a wonderful experience. Cabo San Lucas is nothing but high rises. Did not even get off the ship. As usual, Donna did a great job for us. Everything went smoothly. The transfer from ship to LAX was very good. Donna also did a great job for us on our Istanbul cruise. She arranged transfers and excursions that were all very good. Drucille & Doyle Norman

Stellar Service

By: Julia61

Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2015

Donna has been assisting with our travels for the past 10+ years. She helped us with our hotel reservations for our recent New York City visit. She made us aware of all the Virtuoso amenities available to us during our stay. Donna is always friendly and responsive to our travel requests. She is a gem!



Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2015

Thank you for all you advice and recommendations! My wife and I had a blast in Maui! Thank you again for booking our trip to Hawaii... Awesome!

Best choices!

By: Cabo girls

Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2015

Our trip was fun and easy with the expert service from Donna at Virtuoso. She always advises us the best hotel, and times to travel. We have used her for many trips and we are always pleased.

Great last-minute trip

By: SloFolks

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2016

Donna was incredibly helpful and worked fast to help us plan a last-minute ski trip during the height of ski season. She searched, and found, great prices and deals, and was full of great idea. Thanks to her assistance, we had a wonderful time!

Expert, great service.

By: Richard DJ

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2016

Had A wonderful trip thanks to Donna Jacobs Padilla. Donna was very knowledgeable.

Excellent Service

By: Dev rockin Spain

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2016

I can not say enough about how blessed my daughter was to have taken this trip. Donna was so professional and paid close attention to detail to make sure my daughter was included in every activity and did not miss a beat. She kept me informed of the deadlines and pricing and made it very easy to understand details of the trip. I would highly recommend her to my friends and family as a Travel Advisor .

One great customer service representative

By: ShaunW

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2016

The initial stay at the Nayara Resort in Arenal was exceptional. The provided breakfast options were great with even gluten-free bread options to meet some of my personal dietary preferences and vegan choices to accommodate both my wife and I. When my Keen sandals sole separated they even patched the shoe and had it back to me for the next days excursion within 4 hours. The second portion of our stay was in the JW Marriott Resort in Guanacaste. Although the staff was very nice and constantly asked for feedback, my wife and I were quite disappointed with items such as cold oatmeal on at least 2 of the mornings for breakfast (an issue for us as vegans) and on 2 separate occasions only one washcloth left for my wife and I were provided. This included the departure morning (taking over an hour to correct) and leading to unnecessary rushing to leave as the Saturday breakfast line was the lengthiest. In my haste, I even left my Mac Book charging cable.

Beautiful Skys

By: Mogded16

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2016

This was our first trip as a family. I had always wanted to travel to Chicago. Traveling as family was an amazing experience. Our Children 4 & 8 loved the Sheard Aquarium, and the Mullinium Park. Although the weather was a bit hit or miss with rain falling a few days we where there we would defiantly be back. Donna was a perfect advisor getting everything booked ahead of time.

Royalton cancun

By: Cowboy

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017

Donna is an excellent travel agent;goes above and beyond to work with clients


By: Josie

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2017

Donna is an excellent vacation advisor. Very professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. She definitely knows her resorts ! We had amazing trip and would use her again. I will definitely refer her to friends and family. 😊

Donna’s service

By: TA

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017

She is very pleasant to work with. She is knowledgeable and accommodating to our needs and concerns. I really appreciate her service.

Excellent travel planning

By: Marie Espinola

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2017

Excellent travel planning starting from fly schedule,setting and perfect timing. No long waiting’s. Great hotel reservations, vouchers, and tours events. Looking forward to make my next trip with her

Donnas review

By: Gloria Jacobs

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2017

The best travel agent I've ever known

Quince in Cancun

By: Sam

Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2017

I understand that hosting 185 persons inCancun would not be easy, But Donna helped book most of my party and im extremely grateful. Thank you Donna you are the Best !!!

Great Experience

By: nickname

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

Working with Donna Padilla was pleasant, she was readably available, and most of all was understanding in creating the best experience for us.

Christmas and New Year Cruise Around Cape Horn

By: Caz

Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2018

Donna is a pleasure to work with, so knowledgeable and helpful. I would recommend her excellent travel organizational services to everyone!


By: DP

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

Donna is very thorough and quick to respond. We have used her for years and will continue to do so .

Great Travel Agent

By: gj

Reviewed on: 10 May 2018

Awesome Great, Fantastic

My amazing trip to Maui, thanks to Donna

By: Miss Ed Nev

Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018

It was a breathe of fresh air!! Donna was very professional, courteous and always available! She made my vacation very enjoyable and great! Highly recommend Donna! Thank you Donna for your ability to provide such great deal and being so attention to detail!

Punta de Mita

By: Mely

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2018

She was an excellent advisor

France River Cruise

By: Bonnie

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2018

Working with Donna is always a wonderful experience. She is always ready to follow up on our questions and make suggestions to help us have everything ready to go for our vacations. She has helped us with a number of overseas trips and a trip to Alaska involving several family members from different states -- the trips have all been great! Thanks!

Donna is awesome!

By: Gloria

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

Donna is always super responsive and helpful, and very knowledgeable. She gives us good advice and ensures our trips are perfect!

Amazing trip to Rome, Florence and Paris

By: Melissa

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2019

Donna Padilla planned the most amazing trip for us. Everything was perfect. We had such a blast visiting Rome, Florence and Paris. Can’t wait for our next trip and will be using Donna to plan that trip!!

Amazing agent!

By: Lopez Family

Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2019

Loved working with Donna. She made my whole booking experience smooth and easy. Will definitely recommend her to friends and family.

Best Travel Agent

By: Kphelps

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2019

This is the second time my wife and I booked through Donna, and we have been more than pleased both times. The first trip she booked us a caribbean cruise follwed by a week stay on Providenciales of the Turks and Caicos Islands which was her suggestion and we loved where we stayed, it couldn't have been better. Then our most recent trip we went to Cancún and wanted to to the all inclusive thing. So she recommended some great options at different price points which all looked great. We chose to stay at Secrets, The Vine Resort which was a wonderful adults only resort, it was very relaxing. Donna has so much knowledge on every place we've asked her about and gives very good recommendations if you don't know exactly where you want to stay or what you want to do. We have never been disappointed when booking travel with Donna, she goes above and beyond. She is very professional, friendly, and quick to respond. If you're looking for a great travel agent I highly recommend using Donna! :)

Two Thumbs Up for Donna!

By: CS

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2019

Donna was fantastic. She recommended a new cruise line to us and it exceeded our expectations! Donna was attentive throughout the entire process, answering my millions of questions. Her communication was great, whether it was proactively reaching out to me or following up on a question. I will be using Donna for my future travel plans.

Great Advisor

By: kaepacity

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2019

Donna was very prompt with her response, and i had a very smooth travel without any difficulties.

Kenya/Tanzania & Beyond Trip

By: Eduardo

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2019

Donna was amazing from the get go. She was always available to connect for any advice on scheduling and tours. She booked us a once in a lifetime trip. We are very blessed that we found her to help us with our travels.

Paris Trip

By: Helen Lara

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2019

She was amazing. She did an amazing job.



Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2019

Excellent service Very pleased with our entire trip. Thank you

Donna's the best!!

By: Cole Thomas

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2019

Where do I begin...Donna was just incredible!! - She organized and planned for 12 young men, which is not easy (especially with our group). - She was extremely patient and helpful - She always had a great attitude and was easy to work with - The hotel resort she picked out for us was incredible! - Everything worked out incredibly smooth without any issues. - She answered her phone off-hours and during her vacation to answer our questions. - I felt the pricing for our flight and resort were extremely competitive, if not much cheaper than average. Best of all, we made memories that will last a life-time and Donna was a huge part in making that happen! Thanks again for all your help, Donna! I am sure we will be reaching out sometime in the future for help planning another trip!


By: Teebee

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2019

On a trip with a bunch a guys bein dudes, Donna really had everything planned out. We all had itineraries and a packet to follow days arriving and departing. After long days of bachelor partying we were all able to make it back alive.


By: Lilly

Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2020

Donna made our honeymoon planning a breeze! I have used Donna in the past, I couldn’t have asked for a better person to plan my honeymoon. Donna was receptive and had a lot of information and recommendations for us. She planned the perfect trip for us. It was exactly what we asked for!

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