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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
  • Carl L : Boston, Massachusetts
Great Place

Nothing but great things to say about this place. The location is phenomenal and the pool was great as well as the service. Jose was an activity planner and always took us to the best night clubs for great deals.

  • dataGirl2007 : WINNIPEG, MANTIOBA
STILL A GREAT PLACE - minus the StudentCity kids

This is my second time at Las Palmas By the Sea. My last year experience with my Daughter and Grand Daughter was wonderful, that is why I wanted to come back with my gal pal this time. We were also meeting our friends from Winnipeg that had been there for 3 weeks this year and last year. I was so very grateful that I was able to get the same room we had last year...I emailed and asked, and although they could not confirm...I was SUPER delighted when we arrived to be given the requested room... THANKS AGAIN to the front end staff at Las Palmas by the Sea... We had 3 days of bliss until the Student City kids started arriving...they were there...and there and everywhere....The staff did as much as they could to make our stay great. I would defiantly recommend this resort ...for many reasons - great location - super staff - clean rooms and bathrooms in resort. The food was fabulous!!! Great selection and I never had any stomach problems. I did drink a lot of ice & water from the bar...and never had a pool was always clean even with the kids kind of messing it up during the day...I must say all the staff worked very hard that week as the kids were pretty messy and left garbage and stuff at pool and beach area. But the staff were out there cleaning up after them....I think the poor staff needed a bit of help with the security the kids were up ALL night slamming doors and running up and down the halls. I know its hard to manage like over 100 kids...all revived up...but NO one seemed to be able to reel them in a bit. But the staff did what they could to make us the other people a bit more happier...lines were a bit long and crazy...I am for sure checking NEXT year to see when spring break is...but all in all... the weather was fabulous...loved our room and everything else ...well just go with it!!!

  • 4jenc : Windsor, Canada
Not a family resort!!!

Wish I would have known that Studentcity was there and bringing in hundreds of college kids for spring break. Yes, I realize it's spring break, but was not aware this would not be a family friendly hotel during that time. This hotel is not for families and there is no where for families to relax. It's either the party pool or no pool. The buffet, or no food, as the a la carte is adult only. This hotel is best suited for couples or families who like to party. We were crowded in the activity pool which was over run by loud, obnoxious, drunk, swearing college kids. Playing football in the water hitting kids and families trying to also have fun. Music was very loud and only played dance music. Even music with profanities such as Get low by Lil John. My 9 year old felt like she could not swim in the pool as it was too much of a party scene. We were not allowed in the other pool as it was an adult only pool. One day there was a beach party for the students which made it difficult for us to swim anywhere as they were loud and drunk in the activity pool and in the beach.We actually left the resort multiple times to go to the city to catch a break from the partying.The partying lasted each night until 4-5 am. Students yelling and slamming doors all through the night. Staff in no way tried to keep them quiet. They ruled that hotel. The bars were hard to get drinks from at times as they were over crowded with the rude and drunk college kids. Often ordering 4 drinks at a time. David at the coco bar was fantastic though. No matter how crowded he was, he remembered your drink and made you one quickly.We were not allowed to go to the a la carte as it was adult only. Buffet food was good. Had a large assortment to choose from. Had to ask for bacon at breakfast as it was hidden under the counter. Cook and wait staff worked very hard and always had a smile. Francisco, Eduardo, Pedro, were some of the best waiters!!The rooms were very basic, but cleaned and comfortable. Balcony had a nice view of the ocean from the second floor. Maids worked very hard, and room was cleaned each day. We tipped the staff each day, as they all worked very hard. Always with a smile!! Even with the students who were often rude to them. I would not return to this hotel as I was not informed the students were being directed to this hotel over spring break.

  • Jack M :
Great time!

It was truly a great time. Hanging out with Jose was one of my best memory from the trip. All the staff is so kind and attentionate. truly worth it! There is a lot more people from Mexico and the town feels a lot more native than Cancun for example.

  • Joseph G :
Guakamajazz Restaurant

Make sure you try the AL a cart dinner at Guakamajazz at Las Palmas by the sea.The waitress Azucena MeseraWas very friendly and helpful. Try the Salmon and the exotic mushroom soup !Two thumbs up 👍👍

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
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • 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.