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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
  • Drew W : Grimsby, Canada
Vacasiones Excelante

Excellent vacation and resort with great service and staff. Especially my new amigos Azsucena 'Suzy', Armando and Alesjandro in the restaurant who made my vacation and dinning special everyday for two weeks! Thanks also to Martin, Fidel, Victor, and Jaime for always helping out! For all the great moments in Vallarta! gracias

  • hernandezmaribel2015 : Chicago, Illinois

bad service, except for the bartender (Jose)he was the best.. they didnt have good selection of food. the pool always over crowed. resort only has two pools!!, one for family and other for adults only. the family pool was so crowed that we couldn't enjoy our vacation. it was not what we were expecting at all!!!! NEVER AGAIN!!

  • e-vacation2016 : Chicago, Illinois
Not a good experience!

My family and I have traveled to Mexico (particularly Vallarta) for numerous years and decided to stay at Las Palmas for the first time. The only good things about this resort was Jose (the activity coordinator) and David (one of the bartenders). The customer service was horrible. Every morning (and afternoon at times) someone would come up to us asking if we had time for a 'presentation' after which they would give us a voucher for a discounted week stay. I told them we weren't interested in a timeshare (which of course they say its not but it is) and would say thank you and walk away. After the fourth time it happened I told them to leave me alone. They did but now they approached my brother individually (who is 21) after seeing him with us everyday. Then during the shows we kept being told we couldn't move chairs around but yet others were allowed to do, essentially blocking the view for my 2 and 5 year old children. We spoke with the workers around and were simply told move closer. Sure and sit where? On the floor or the laps of those you allowed to move!?!?There were other incidents as well, but the biggest of all......I get home check my account to make sure everything had cleared and what do I see???? Las Palmas charged me over $100 (USD) more than they were supposed. But of course I have to deal with (the site I reserved the room through) even though Las Palmas were the ones to charge me directly! And the nightmare continuesAll in all, service is lacking, food variety non-existent. And if you want a tostada de ceviche or any kind of shrimp/seafood, you have to pay for it separate. I thought this was ALL-INCLUSIVE!

  • Erica F :
1st and last time staying here

My family and I have been traveling to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico yearly and this was our first time venturing out from our usual resort. Sad to say it was a disappointment. The rooms were ok but smaller than were used to. The pool was also small. They claim to have 2 pools but 1 is for adults only so we were only allowed into the other with our kids. They don't have any policies against smoking so people would light cigarettes left and right while lounging around the pool. It was disgusting. We told the workers by the front desk twice and their response was that they can only ask them to move to the adult only pool if they saw them smoking with their own eyes. Of course by the time someone came to access the situation they were done smoking. Horrible experience. There's only 1 restaurant for breakfast lunch and dinner. They have a snack bar by the pool but it's the same food every day. We stayed here for 5 days. Seriously considered going to our usual resort after the first day but decided to make the best of it and stayed. Had I known people would be smoking left and right around my kids ages 2 and 5 we would've paid the difference to leave right away. The only good thing about this resort is the activity coordinator, Jose and the bartender, David. Have to give them two thumbs up for all their work. Unfortunately even on our way out my parents received a nasty call from front desk that they had to leave immediately. They had been waiting for a bellboy to help them with their luggage so after receiving that call they took everything down on their own. It was 11am and check out was at 12pm. Very rude of them to call and say they had to leave. Never again will we stay at this resort. Don't recommend it all.

  • lamike2500 : Shreveport, La
I had a great time

My stay at Las Palmas was great. The staff is the nicest and most helpful. The food was more than adequate with many items. The bar staff is always ready to mix a drink and a good drink at that. The beach was all you could ask for and the pools clean and with many lounges. There is a pool for adults only Our room was facing the sea and clean and comfortable. My first room had an issue with the AC and within 30 minutes I was moved and very happy (thanks Edwardo). Very close to town, and 50 cents bus ride and the busses run ALL a the time, no waiting.If you want the Ritz, this is not it. this is Mexico and the hotel has mostly Mexican people staying there. (I count this as a plus). As you can tell my wife and I had a good time and would return.

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.