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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.


Overview

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
  • k7redeemed : California
Average

Pluses: staff/waiters are friendly, helpful, attentive. Resort is right on the beach but it is not private so you will occasionally have people trying to sell you things (jewelry, clothes, etc). There was a show every night and activities prior to the show. We played Lotteria (like bingo) with staff before a show. This was a nice way to interact with other vacationers. Nice outdoor restaurant, covered by very large palapa with a beautiful view of the ocean from every seat. Minuses: This is NOT a non-smoking resort. I am very sensitive to cigarette smoke and had a very uncomfortable stay because of this. The rooms are non-smoking but it still comes in your room if someone is smoking on their patio or right outside your room by the pool. Food was not very good. There is no refrigerator or kitchen and you can't bring food in the room which makes things more difficult if you're hungry but trying to avoid cigarette smoke or want your morning coffee as soon as you wake up while relaxing in your pajamas. There is free WiFi but only downstairs, not in the rooms. Sometimes it worked while sitting outside on the patio but then you're taking your chances of being exposed to 2nd hand smoke. They have cable TV but I only found one English channel (understandable though since we were in another country), bu there was no DVD player and with spotty WiFi, there was nothing to watch while relaxing in your room. They don't have a gym. We didn't use the pools or jacuzzi at all because of the smoke. It seemed like everywhere we went, there they were, at least at night time and definitely at the bar, which was right near the jacuzzi. Palm trees block beautiful ocean view from room patio.I would have rated this with 2 stars but I gave it 3 because the staff was nice. It really doesn't qualify as a "resort" in my opinion. It's more like a hotel. We were both very disappointed with this location. I'm sorry to say I would never return or recommend it to anyone. The bargain price was not worth it. (2/21/17: I will add more pictures soon)

  • al c : Hankinson, North Dakota
Quaint

Great panoramic view of Banderas Bay...30-35 minute walk to the Malecon. Adult pool and pool for kids. Food is average, drinks are not strong but ok. IF you stay here do NOT get a garden view though...No View, no patio/deck, small but clean...beds are not too bad.The food in at the evening Ala Carte dining area was awesome; including the service...Much better than the buffet.

  • Lloyd M :
Average place to stay

Just returned from a 6 day stay and found this resort to be average at best. first the pluses.It was a short trip to downtown.The adult pool area was a plus and security did a great job ensuring it stayed adults only.The bar staff were friendly as they are at all Mexican resorts.The staff were very honest as a lady we were sitting with left her purse out and rather than it disappearing Staff picked it up and secured it and all contents at the front desk security.The maintenance staff were prompt when problems were reported.When we requested a room change for mobility issues the resort was prompt to make accommodation.MinusAdults area was small.No overlap in snack bar and buffet. Snack bar closes an hour before buffet opens.If you cannot find anything to eat at the buffet you could not get a quick bit at the snack bar. You pretty much had to do without or leave the resort for a restaurant.Rooms are old and tired.In the six days we had to report The shower for leaking. The phone for not working. The sewer backing up into the shower. The TV sound not working.Failed to report the uncontrollable water temp in the shower alternating from Ice Cold to Scalding hot. Found the water temp to be unsafe.Staff continually removed chairs from our patio rather than getting spare ones from the storage area. Seemed to only take ours as the patio was close to the pathway.

  • mariahowatt : Taber, Canada
I've had such an amazing experience at this hotel in Puerta Vallarta. The workers are so kind, inviting and wonderful

The service was terrific, when we needed a taxi they would get us one, when we wanted to sit down to eat, someone would guide us to a table. David helped us get the cheapest prices to do fun activities which were not included in the all-exclusive. Activities such as snorkeling, watching the whales, parasailing etc. My room was excellent, everyday it was cleaned very well. My experience at Las Palmas resort has definitely been the best for me. I got to establish friend relationships with the workers and I am definitely planning on coming back. The entertainment was wonderful, we got to see acrobats, humorous skits, dancing and karaoke. There are activities inside and out of the pool which everyone is encouraged to join. My siblings and I felt very welcomed and we did zoomba, water exercises, water basketball and volleyball, as well as walks on the beach. There are also Spanish lessons which I enjoyed and I'm proud to say I know some words. Jose, Pablo, Veronica and Mariela were all very incredible and were encouraging, enthusiastic and inviting to events and activities happening that day. Edgar, Alexy, and Asencio were excellent during meal time, greeting us and giving us such friendly service. I love going places but my all time favourite part of my trip was meeting such amazing people. I would come back in a heartbeat. I love Las Palmas by the sea and I love the people there.

  • Connie Y : Vancouver, Canada
Good vacation with sunshine and lots of smiles

We had a wonderful time at this resort. The rooms are sparse with little or no amenities but we had clean towels, bottles of water, excellent maid service and we requested a pad to make the bed more comfy and extra pillows. AC worked fine, although a little loud but didn't bother us much. There is plenty of food at the buffets and we don't need 42 items on our plates to make us happy but always found a few appetizing things to enjoy at every meal. I don't need to analyze every platter of food on a buffet that doesn't appeal to me only that I leave satisfied and well fed, which we always did. We only ate at the beach hut twice at lunch and that was very basic but lots of kids liked the burgers & fries. Didn't bother with ala carte (same place as beach hut) as we didn't like being tied down to a specific dinner time and heard from others it wasn't good at all. Service was amazing, genuine and thoughtful. These are hard working professional servers and we tipped them well because we wanted to. The bar was fine, we found our favourite bartender within a day, Edgar, he took good care of us. A little too good, we would say the next morning. No Mojitos here though, just so you know. The adult pool was beautiful, water a little cool for some but for me it felt just perfect. Only complaint is the other Canadian and US guests hogging a lounger with their towel first thing in the morning and then leaving it empty for several hours. That is just thoughtless but obviously not the hotels fault. Shame on you selfish silly people, that is just ridiculous. I noticed the Mexican guests NEVER did that. We didn't use the larger family pool because we like it quiet and there's alot of games and activities going on at the other pool which is great for the families. The stretch of beach in front of the hotel is not that great. It's better further up towards Holiday Inn. The vendors kind of gather here and we felt a little harassed by them so didn't spend much time sitting on the beach but did walk up and down both directions. It's a beautiful walk in the early morning. Front desk was fine, they answered all our questions, someone was always there, we didn't wait long to check in or out. Free internet in the lobby worked fine. Evening shows were surprisingly good. Mostly dance based and very professional. We saw a show at a swankier hotel down the road and it was a ridiculous lip synch travesty that made us realize how good the shows at Las Palmas are. Proximity to PV is a good 30 min walk or a quick bus, which we preferred. Gold's Gym is 2 blocks away and it's a good one, no gym at Las Palmas. That's it, we loved this hotel, met lots of good folks and feel properly spoiled by the service, and tanked up on sunshine. We would book here again in a heartbeat if returning to PV again.

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.

Restaurants

Aire Del Mar

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

Guacamajazz

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

Snack by the Sea

  • Snack bar
  • Evening dress code: Casual

Bars

  • 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.

Resort Location Map


  • 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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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