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Las Palmas by the Sea

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Our Opinion

The Las Palmas Beach or Las Palmas by the Sea is an older 3 star all inclusive resort. You won't find anything extravagant here, but you also won't find a bad hotel either. The regular rooms are basic and may have no view or balcony, so an ocean view upgrade may be worth it. Even though it's old, the resort is kept in good condition and the staff are very friendly. The hotel is also close to downtown Puerto Vallarta as well. If its available for a great price, like it often is, then this resort can be a steal of a deal.


The charming, family-managed Las Palmas has been a favourite for years, with its great location on a small beach, close to town. With extensive renovations in 2003, this hotel is looking better than ever! It's famous for its rustic South Seas charm, with a pure 'Swiss Family Robinson' lobby, complete with thatched roof and wooden overhead walkways. Rooms are basic and the location is superb - no wonder Las Palmas sells out year after year!

Location: Right on the beach in the heart of the hotel zone, 10 minutes from downtown, 15 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • DongenAlbertd : Dongen
Overrated by visitors because of alcohol

I think that some reviews are influenced by alcohol. Food is very average and does not have a lot of variety. Rooms are very basic and only when Lucky you get Room with balcony. Bed is made of concrete as well as the desk and do not have any luxury. Staff is very friendly except front Office manager who can use a course in providing Service and friendlyness.

  • Rzukes : Idaho
Worth every Penny!

First off, let me say I am going to keep this review a little shorter than my last. As this is our second time to Las Palmas. That right there should tell you something. We came back for the second year in a row. However, we are short timers compared to many people there. We met many who have been back 5, 10, 15 times. Our plan is to return again next year. I wrote a very lengthy review last year titled WHAT DO YOU WANT? I would say if you want a more detailed review, go look at it. As for this year, The key thing we found ourselves talking about again, was the staff. Most everyone we remembered from last year, were still there. This also says a lot about a resort in Mexico. Prior to going to a resort, or back to a resort, I still read current reviews. It is pretty easy to see sometimes that some people just have no business going to Mexico! It is also funny to read a review that says "my wife is a vegetarian and all they had was meat" and the next review says " all they had was salad and not much for meat"! The reality is they have plenty of both! I also see if they have a facebook page. Some resorts have their own run by in house staff, and some have pages managed by dedicated members. Las Palmas has one managed by staff. Claudia handles the page and is very good at answering pre trip questions via FB messenger. She was very helpful and it was a pleasure to meet her in person. They also have a great Concierge person names Rosita. If she does not know the answer to a question, she will find it. We did use the spa services again this year. Francisco at the Spa is great at helping you set up what ever you would like, as well as providing "free samples" around the adult pool. Speaking of hanging at the pool, Gaudalupe is a tireless, hardworking man bringing cocktails and ice water all day long to the pool guests. Heaven forbid we should get up and walk the 30 feet to the bar! But if you do, there are many great bar tenders there day and night to take care of you. The always smiling Daniel! Edwardo, Armando, Ballentine, and Omar are all taking care of business. At some point, you have to eat, and any of the great staff will take care of you. Inez, Elizabeth, Fernando, Jesus, and so many more. I feel guilty not mentioning them all. Along with the hardworking Staff, there is the always present hardworking Sr. staff, supervisors, managers, and general Manager Senor ZZ. They all, in spite of their busy jobs will take the time to greet you and have a conversation. I believe it is there compassion and personalities that help foster the staffs great service. I would again encourage you for a truly detailed review to read last years. Fortunately things are still great at Las Palmas.

  • Judy D :
Las Palmas

We recently stayed at the Las Palmas by the Sea, the location was fabulous as was the staff. We were disappointed that the eleavators did not always work and the front desk staff did not understand english a little better. The room was good and the bartender David was the Best!!! We also met a lot of wonderful people!

  • Linda S : Regina, Canada
Great Place for the Budget Minded, Great Location

Traveled with Air Transat Jan 27 – Feb 9, 2018Departed Regina on time at 1:45 pm and arrived in Puerto Vallarta at 6:15 pmRun through once you get past security because of the relentless time share salesmen/women.We were shuttled to the resort in a timely manner and were staying our duration at Las Palmas by the Sea, great location as it is half way to either the malecon/shopping dining, entertainment etc. or the other direction for the marina and boat departures, more shopping, dining etc. Our resort; Las Palmas by the Sea have amazing staff, so friendly and wanting you to have a great vacation. Of course, there is everyone’s favorite and famous bartender, David, at the Coco Lobby Bar, such a talented man, but, we were also very impressed with the camaraderie of the team at the Hurakenna bar as well, Hector, Eduardo and Daniel (Danny) were a great bunch of guys! One waiter that stood out for us and we swapped fishing stories was Alfonso at the al a carte/lunch restaurant, Guacamajazz, Remember when you go out fishing, Do Not take Bananas on the boat and you’ll have luck fishing! LOLOf course our favorite bellman was Santiago, So Friendly and remembers you from the moment you arrive! The maid for our room (Room 102 over the family pool), unfortunately we can’t remember her name, for the 13-night stay was very good, always making special designs on our bed each day and of course the complimentary 2 bottles of water each day. The room was basic and comfortable, we used the AC only one night as the room was comfortable, but when we did, we only ran it for about an hour as it was way to noisy. What helped with the noise from the disco next door, was to close the bathroom door and put the bathmat in front of the door to the hall and we slept well. This was only a problem for a couple of nights, thankfully.Room 102 was nicely situated because through the day there was some pool noise but, nothing out of hand and it was far enough from the entertainment at night if you chose not to partake and being only 1 level up was easy access instead of relying on the elevator which was not running all the time. We were situated one in from the outside looking at the ocean toward the marina, great room.There is a pharmacy just down the block which also has a Dr. available if needed, and yes, we did need the service, thankfully we went and after a few short days were feeling much better from the symptoms of the flu that we started our vacation with, ugh.We did do a couple of things with Canopy River through the hotel, their office only about four blocks away from Las Palmas, we did take in the city tour and ended up at their location up into the mountains for a lovely lunch, warning if you don’t want to much, share one order for two people! We also went on the Jorullo bridge, a suspension bridge 1550 ft long and 500 ft over the Cuale River, we doubled on ATV’s, stopping for a 30-minute stop at El Salto waterfall where we waded in and cooled off and took some great pics. Then, off further up the mountain for another 20 minutes or so and stopped for a bathroom break and refreshments, the view was spectacular! We could see the bridge below and zipliners, further below, going every direction! Crossing the bridge was next, of course we stopped half way for everyone to take pictures, it was a Great Adventure!We did take in the Pirate Ship for one day trip, What a Show! From the moment you board the ship till the moment you get off the ship, that crew works hard at entertaining and serving you, we stopped near Yelapa bay and disembarked on a smaller boat to shore where they graciously had refreshments waiting on the beach, the options while there was trek to the waterfalls, snorkeling or banana boat rides, or kayaking. We stayed there for about an hour and a half and boarded our ship again for lunch and the return home. The lunch was amazing, the cooks on board below deck worked hard at the beautiful seasoned meal, we opted for the steak and lobster and were well satisfied! The mutiny on board afterward was a Great Show, sword fights, guns a blazing, canons firing, and pirates walking the plank and having to jump overboard… we were back by about 6:30 amazing show. There is an evening tour as well and they have a great show on the beach using torches for lights on the beach and on the way back they set off fireworks that we only seen from our resort every night that were beautiful.

  • Fabiola R : Pasco, Washington
Anniversary teip

This is a nice place to vacation. It’s right in the center and walking distance to shops. Our bartender David at Coco lobby has been awesome. He’s friendly and quick at making our drinks. We will be back!!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • 1 a la carte dinner per stay
  • Unlimited local drinks and house wine from 10am-11pm
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Introductory scuba diving lessons once per stay
  • Daytime tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Aerobics
  • Daily activities program
  • Evening entertainment

  • 221 rooms in two 4-story buildings
  • Main buffet restaurant
  • 1 a la carte restaurant, dress code & reservations required
  • Snack bar
  • 3 bars including Beach bar and Lobby bar
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Jacuzzi
  • Beach Club and water sports center
  • Tobacco shop
  • Sundries store
  • Massage center
  • Car rental (fee)
  • Golf 10 minutes away

Hotel Rooms include:

  • Run of the house view
  • Balcony
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Wifi (fee)
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Non-smoking room
  • Max occupancy 4  adults
  • Maximum 2 children

Oceanview Rooms include:

  • Ocean view
  • Balcony or terrace
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Wifi (fee)
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Non-smoking room
  • Max occupancy 4  adults
  • Maximum 2 children

Extra bed and crib available on request.


Aire Del Mar

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Evening dress code: Casual


  • Buffet lunch and dinner
  • Minimum age: 8 years old
  • Evening dress code: Casual

Snack by the Sea

  • Snack bar
  • Evening dress code: Casual


  • Bar by the Sea
  • Hurakenna Beach bar
  • Coco Lobby bar

Kids Deals - Kids 2-12 stay and eat free when sharing a room and existing bedding with 2 adults; pay kids rate for air and transfers. Max 2 kids. Specific travel dates may apply. If applicalble, prices displayed online include offer in rates.

For the Kids - Kids 5-12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club, Playground, games room, and the kids pool. Babysitting upon availability (fee).

Spa service include:

  • Body treatments
  • Massage

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade with a king bed (subject to availability) plus a bottle of champagne. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Las Palmas by the Sea
    Puerto Vallarta,Mexico

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Las Palmas by the Sea
Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio Km 2.5, Puerto Vallarta 48300 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.