Las Palmas by the Sea

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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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.

Las Palmas by the Sea

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.

Las Palmas by the Sea Reviews

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    TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

    Resort close to town with excellent food~

    We were looking for a resort close to town so we could walk and a place with good food this place hit on both. The food was different nightly it's a smaller resort so you don't see the same thing... Read Full Review

    2015-08-12 - Reviewed By : cozyUSAWis - USA Wis
    Home away from Home

    Ive stay at Las Palmas acouple of times now and would never ever stay anywhere else. My husband and I stayed there this past Jan 2015 and will def be returning this coming winter. The staff is... Read Full Review

    2015-07-16 - Reviewed By : amanda s - Winnipeg, Canada
    Rustic, local feel.

    This hotel is very down to earth and rustic. It has a local feel to it. It is not luxurious so if you want a nice, fancy place, this is not the place but .. I still thought it was interesting. I... Read Full Review

    2015-07-07 - Reviewed By : Natster396 -
  • Las Palmas by the Sea Hotel Reviews

    Star Rating Rating: 3.5 - 10 reviews

    Rating: Star Rating
    "On the plane back one passenger lamented that he and his son got a bad case of bed bugs in room 416. That shouild be addressed. The air transit guys are just super. Booked a few trips with them.
    I personally love Las palmas because the staff are just awesome. This was my third trip back and they know me by name...
    " [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer6283
    Date: Mar. 18, 2013

    Rating: Star Rating
    "The flight with SunJet was great. Pleasant crew and nice meal. Flights were on-time coming and going. Stayed at Las Palmas by the Sea and it was great. Not a 5 star, but hotel was clean, very very nice staff, and good food. Great location." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer4360
    Date: Mar. 16, 2012

    Rating: Star Rating
    "Just returned from our trip on march 3rd and I would never go back to this hotel. My sister and I have been going to PVR for 17 years We have stayed at a lot of hotels and had stayed at las palmas in 2006. It was what we expected even though we had stayed at nicer places. Thought we would try it again, what a mistake!!!!!
    First of all we had paid extra for an ocean view and had a view of a large palm tree, they were accomodating and changed rooms the next day which also was by the quiet pool instead of the noisy one with young children and college kids and loud music.
    The day after that we informed them that the air conditioner was leaking even though we didn't use it, also water leaking from the light fixture in the ceiling from the shower above. They said they would send someone to fix it. How? They put a towel on the floor!!!!!
    Speaking of towels, my dog has a better one than what we were given, you could almost see through it.
    The food was very poor quality except for the breakfast, I guess you can't screw up eggs when they cook them in front of you.
    Also there are not enough lounge chairs around the pool or umbrellas If you don't get up and claim one by 6.30 am you are out of luck.
    Oh, and when they tell you that you are paying a deposit on the safe lock and you will get that back, its a lie. I tried to get mine back and they said no even though the room was so damp and the ceiling in the closet where the safe was was almost falling down with rot that my passport which was in the safe was almost curled in half from the moisture.
    The only good thing was the location, but there are better hotels with the same location or closer to town. The only way that I would return to this hotel is if they bought me and all inclusive trip.
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    Reviewer: reviewer4249
    Date: Mar. 12, 2012

    Rating: Star Rating
    "We had a long night to get to our destination as the flight was delayed by 10 hours. When we arrived all the employees at Las Palmas were wonderful, checkin was quick. The room was very nice with 2 double beds. The food was very tasty and if you needed anything staff was very helpful." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer335
    Date: Feb. 16, 2012

    Rating: Star Rating
    "Hotel was very comfortable, hotel grounds, pools and rooms extremely clean. Location, could not be any better with the ocean just footsteps away, staff friendly, helpful and accommodating. Food, buffet with good selection. Would definitely recommend this hotel if you want the interact with the Mexican culture. Met several guests from Mexico and they reconfirmed the friendliness known in Puerto Vallarta." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer5446
    Date: Oct. 18, 2011

    Rating: Star Rating
    "Not a great hotel. Lots of screaming kids, squealing teenagers, food was not good, service was less than expected, hotel staff hustling you to attend time shares, safe in room was broken, hardly any hot water. Would never recommend it and won't be returning to this hotel." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer7412
    Date: Jun. 07, 2011

    Rating: Star Rating
    "I would highly recommend Las Palmas if you are looking for a clean hotel, close to everything, an ADULT ONLY pool, great staff and good food. For what we paid our expectations were exceeded. Nice to be able to walk to old town too, took about 30-40 mins. Get the upgrade and take an ocean view - well worth it." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer2293
    Date: Jun. 07, 2011

    Rating: Star Rating
    "The Las Palmas Hotel was good, not great but a good value for the price. It is right on the beach which is quite nice and the rooms were clean and reasonably sized. I had a room with an ocean view and a King sized bed - which was perfectly fine. You do have to rent a lock for the safe in the room and the hotel is not that large so the bars and restaurants while fine were nothing over the top and if you are spending more than a couple of days there will need to venture out. The staff were all quite nice and the food was good. I would recommend not eating from the buffet too much but rather eating/ordering from the omlette station and the pasta station. This will ensure that your food is very fresh. The food on Mexican night was fabulous! Careful about getting a room right in front of the hotel where the macaws are - they can be very loud in the morning. Overall a good stay at a small resort close to downtown PV.
    " [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer3744
    Date: Apr. 15, 2011

    Rating: Star Rating
    "We were a little concerned about booking a 3 1/2 star hotel, but found the accommodation very good. The food was also very good, staff were very accommodating. Would certainly go back to Las Palmas again.
    " [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer8702
    Date: Apr. 07, 2011

    Rating: Star Rating
    "We stayed at this resort from February 26 to March 6, 2011. The resort was very clean and the staff were friendly. The pools were unheated but it was refreshing after spending all day in the sun. The food was ok but by day 4 we were getting sick of seeing the same food at the buffet everyday. The snack bar serves BLT's, french fries, hamburgers and chicken strips at lunch, which was a nice change from the food at the buffet. All-in-all for the price I would definitely stay here again." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer7865
    Date: Apr. 06, 2011

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Hotel Amenities


  • 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:
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Max occupancy 4 persons
Oceanview Rooms include:
  • Ocean view
  • Balcony or terrace


All Inclusive Features

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • 1 a la carte dinner per stay
  • Unlimited local drinks and house wine from 10am-11pm
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Introductory scuba diving lessons
  • Daytime tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Aerobics
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment

Kids Deals

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.

For the Kids - Kids 5-10 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club, Playground, games room, and the kids pool. Babysitting upon availability (fee).


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.

Extra Info

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations and dress code may be in effect for a la carte restaurants. Children under 5 are not admitted in the a la carte restaurant. 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.

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