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
  • Nicci F :
Great resort

Really liked this resort. The adult pool was never busy. Service was good, food was pretty good.They offered free facial massages and cool scented face cloths around the adult pool in the afternoon. Great coffee bar in the late afternoon and freshman church's on Saturday.The entertainment at night was very well done.Would definitely go back to this hotel,

  • sw33tlisa : Edmonton, Canada
An OK resort

I'm a little unsure how I feel about this resort. Most of the staff were Excellent! The food most of the time was not very good, quality and selection, I can usually find something any where I go, some meals here this was a struggle, if they had had salsa and guacamole it might have helped, first place in Mexico I have stayed that had neither. The place is dated, but it was kept very clean. One plus was the adults only pool, I was very pleased that they did enforce this. The general entertainment wasn't very good either, there didn't appear to be a lot of effort in getting the guests involved in activities. We were here at the tail end of the off season and it appeared they catered mostly to Mexican families, which is not a negative, just an observation.I would maybe stay at this hotel again during high season.

  • Sara S :
The Staff is Excellent

We came here for two weeks. Our room was an ocean view and very nice. Yes the hotel might be a little dated but I really don't spend too much time in my room so that doesn't really bother me. There are two pools and we were at the adult pool all the time. The family pool had several activities going on all day long which I am guessing would be great for families. The adult pool was nice and relaxing....just like I wanted. And security was on top of kicking out all the kids because hey that's what the family pool if for!! The beach was ok. It was clean but just small which had nothing to do with the hotel but if you are a beach person then you might think twice before booking. We did go out on a fishing excursion which was fun. All of the excursions leave right from the beach...right in front of the hotel. I would much rather be able to swim in this area instead.The staff was very friendly and service was great. We also tipped our bartenders and housekeepers from day one, which I am sure helped. But being in the hospitality industry myself I know they work hard and they deserve it. The staff made my trip enjoyable and I felt very comfortable at this resort. There is only one large buffet and we ate there. Not as much as I would have liked because I don't really eat meat and many of the dishes had pork, chicken or beef in them. Even some of the salads. My boyfriend was very happy with this. I did eat at the grill located across from the buffet but I had to pay for seafood which I wasn't too impressed with since I did book all inclusive.Since I couldn't eat too much at the buffet we did eat out often. The resort is located so close to so many great restaurants that we never ran out of choices. We walked everywhere. The location is a huge bonus for the hotel. We actually ended up moving hotels for our second week and it wasn't because of anything bad. We just wanted a better beach and somewhere I wouldn't have to pay for seafood. I would go back to this hotel but next time I would bring more money to go out and eat.

  • Sylvi M : Nanaimo, Canada
My impression

You get what you pay for... Found it caters to families with young children.. Lots and lots of Mexicans... Which is very fine.. . Just no service around the adult pool although bar was close so no problem.. Buffet was close as well but they did not want food to be taken out.. Food was okay but at times very low in choices.. We had to find our own knives and forks as well as napkins.. We had to get our own coffee, water and refills... Quite annoying at times.. Other times the service was great.. The noise at night was quite a lot but ear plugs helped.. Entertainment area was small and uncomfortable with rude people smoking so gave up on those as I suffer with lung problems.. Room was quite fine.. Long way from the elevator but the sound of waves crashing on the beach was worth the walk.. Hard beds but after a couple nights they were okay. Taps in bathroom dripped.. Repair fellow came quickly to fix.. They were very corroded and really needed to be replaced altogether but he put the little rubber ring on them and shiny new tap covers.. Looked nice but still dripped... lol Just remember this is Mexico... You have to have a sense of humor and make your holiday enjoyable.. Is a great place for the Mexican people with lots of children..

  • MrChang : Calgary
An OK resort for the price

We booked this hotel last minute through Transat for only six days, a short stay.Once we arrived to the hotel that is located in Puerto Vallarta and close to many amenities. We were located on a room with double beds by the elevator on the fourth floor just under the kids pool and the main palapa.The room was nice and clean but the bed too small to share with my wife.That night we each went to bed on our own bed, but the noise from the people coming out of the elevator, the kids screaming in the pool and the people singing karaoke songs late at night in the palapa that then works as a sound tunnel was definitely something to remember.That same night I called the Front Desk and request a room change. They told me that this will be done until the next day after check out time.Once we finally got installed on the other side of the hotel by the adults only pool, we got a nice room with partial ocean view, but much more quiet and with a King size bed.The facilities are OK, nothing fancy and the hotel is a bit tired. there are some areas that need to be renovated as humidity has caused some damage to walls and ceilings.The main restaurant has almost the same foods every day with little changes here and there. It was a bit of a challenge for my wife to find Vegetarian (not vegan) options, there were times that choices were scarce at best. But while in Mexico there is always refried beans tacos. She actually complained once about a cream of beans soup that was really not up to par. (thin, runny and not a lot of flavour or beans).The servers are nice and very attentive and they try to their best to assist you.One thing you have to be aware is that there is not a lot of order when it comes to make a line to get anything in Mexico (a drink at the bar or food at the restaurant ) My Mexican countrymen are not used to do that, therefore getting a drink or some food might be a bit of a challenge. You have to be patient, that is the key.The beach is nice and clean but they only have a very few umbrellas and chairs on one side only so we were not able to get one during our stay. There is another portion of the beach that is empty, just sand.The adults pool is good and clean but the water is cold.On the resort there is some people that want your attention and will chase you constantly for about the first 3 days with the excuse of giving you a present (be aware that this is the people promoting time share sales or new developments). After that once you have said no a few times they will let you alone.For this trip we rented a car and visited Guadalajara and Tequila. The highway is a one way road for a long stretch until you connect with the toll two lanes highway that has many tolls. At the end you pay between 20-30 dollars in tolls. Guadalajara is a big centre and lots of traffic (be always aware of the motorbikes since they drive between lanes and on the sidewalk) for Tequila is a nice town with a lot of charm.For the rental the Car Rental agencies will not rent you a car without getting the third party liability insurance and is about 25 USD per day. Also be very careful and mark EVERY detail the car has, be thorough and take your time. If not they will try to charge you for anything not noted on the report. Gas is also expensive at about 75-80 cents USD per litre for the green (lower octane) class.All and all the price was OK for what we got but there is room for improvement on the property since it starts to show some age.A curious detail was the Croc that lives in the swampy waters that neighbour the property.

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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