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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
  • stefan328 : London, Ontario
Good locatio,food,drinks and serice.

The Resort is convinently locatad by the ocean in the town of Puerto Vallarta and has got 2 separate swimming pools:one for the adults and one for the children.There is also Jacuzzi next to the adult's swimming pool.The room have a bit of a Mexican touch and are kept clean and fresh daily.There was a good choice of food in the outside restaurant and bars offering tasty soups,salads tortillas,fish,chicken,pork and beef and also cakes.The cooks and waiters were making a lot effort,with a smile,to service quickly and efficiently.The bars offered a selection of drinks with a variety of local drinks and mixers,patientlyservicing the guests as long as they wanted to drink.We could mention here specific names of some Cleaning,Bar,Restaurant,Reception and Security staff,but it would not be fair to them all,as they all maid an effortsto please the guests.Even the painters ,who were decorating the external walls,weretrying not only to make the buildings to look nice and colorful not to obstruct the guests on their way to the rooms.So thanks all off you for efforts and service.We stay with a group of c.20 Polish friends,staying in the Resort 1-2 weeks duringthe Christmas and the New Year period and enjoyed the stay there very much,especially the New Year's Party that was well prepared and organizedeven when the music that was playd was mostly CarabbeanViva Mexico,Viva Canada,Viva Polonia.Stefan

  • OzarkSojourner : Springfield, Missouri
Great place for the money

We just returned from an 8 night stay at this resort. We got a great deal on Expedia and were cautiously optimistic after reading the reviews. First off, if you are expecting a 5* experience on a 3* budget, you are going to be disappointed. What you get is a simple room that is well maintained, 3 meals a day with all the soft drinks or cocktails you desire, a themed dinner or show every nights and well kept pools and a beach. We heard lots of complaining going on while there....the smoking, the work thats going in, the ....I really hope that these folks were able to relax a bit and enjoy their vacation. There is smoking. All over the place. As one of those smokers, we are so used to being corraled into a small area, we would be okay with that as opposed to the scowls and hateful looks we got while lighting up. There is a lot of work going on, but this is an older resort. They appear to be updating it and that takes loud work, usually done during the day. As for other "problems", thats something that will just never please unhappy people. My advice? Ignore the super negative reviews, enjoy your vacation and dont worry so much about what other people are doing. Some ideas: create a smokers only area (no tables or scowling non smokers), more variety in the buffet (the desserts were disappointing), have a water cooler so that guests can refill water bottles, have the entertainment a bit earlier, as the music is super loud even after 10pm, make checkout a bit easier by starting it earlier (50 people checking out at the same time) and work on the hot water situation.

  • JCKilkenny :
Amazing Beach, Cozy Resort with 5 star service

We had an incredible vacation just before Christmas. Very clean resort. Beach front was beautiful. Food was great. Kids Club was a hit... our 9 year old daughter wanted to be there everyday over the excursions we had booked!! The staff and activities were awesome. Hugo treated us like celebrities with over the top service. We saw other newer and larger resorts but we would choose Las Palmas again and again It was quiet, cozy, clean, great food, incredible service and lots of night time fun for the parents. We met life long friends and had a truly memorable vacation! Thank you

  • MacsMom11 : St. Albert, Canada
Pleasant Return!

Stayed the first time in 2014 and enjoyed our stay. Husband and I just returned from our stay. Requested the same room, 422 because of the great view, and was very happy to get it again! Staff was amazing as remembered! A few new improvements such as tea time daily in the theatre, massage by the poolside and a seafood snack bar (for minimal,extra charges) close to the beach. Pools are in good shape and maintained daily. A la carte is now drop in and no need to sign up at the reception. Buffet food is what is to be expected and always something for everyone. Best part of staying at a 3-4star is the overall friendliness of the guests and this place delivers. No snooty "better than you" attitudes! Beds are firm but not rock hard as mattresses are newer. Hubby asked for a foam topper and housekeeping obliged. He felt the topper was a huge improvement! The housekeeping staff were very thorough and friendly. We tipped them daily. I would definitely return here and recommend this hotel. Being cheaper than others it allows you to spend time at PV's numerous restaurants!

  • :
Harsh Smoking

I've stayed here 2 years ago and now for 2 weeks. We came as a family of 16 and 2 friends and had 6 rooms Food is decent compare to most Service could step up a bitPlace is more authentic Mexico style and nice that way. Beds could use a bit more softness like a pillow top mattress or foam on top as we all got sore Biggest complaint is the SMOKING !!!ITS TERRIBLE I thought by Now they would of stepped up with better resorts that have no smoking Especially in eating areas and inside central hotel areaSmokers are just rude and disrespectful for anyone else an light up right next to you while your eating and if you have small children around that have to be totally effected. They don't care so the hotel should !!we thought about doing 3 weeks next year but won't if they havnt implemented NON SMOKING in central hotel and eating and bar areas. It's so toxic to staff as it just accumulates all day and can't even walk up an order drinks without choking on the smoke accumulating around the the bars and gag on it waiting for your order. Love to come back, but won't if this doesn't change to the masses of customers who don't smoke!!!We have to all tolerate it while the minority smokers are just rude and even putting there smoke butts out around the poolsI was a smoker an never was so disrespectful and rude to others. So it's not about been against smokers it's about their selfishness and complete rudeness of how we have to all except it for their selfishness and disrespect. Please implement Non Smoking in all these areas and you will definitely get more of our business and more from others we tell. As well as more from general population who don't smoke. Please implement Non Smoking and put a designated spot only.

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.

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. 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.