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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
  • :

The experience was real good but the best experience was with some of employees expecially Martin giving you a warm welcome, Daniel Concierge was very professional and courteous at the front desk and at the restaurant I can mention many two of them were excellent Luis and Azucena, and offering drinks at the swimming pool Guadalupe and Francisco.I do have to mention the hotel management can do better. Expecially they announce the check out date at 12:00 and they scratch off the time and write 11:00.

  • STEVEN N :
Worst resort I have ever stayed at. PLEASE DO NOT STAY HERE.

The Sea River resort is only 17 rooms inside the another resort. Our check in time was supposed to be 1500. Our room was not ready, they told us it would be at least an hour before we could check in. We sat in the lobby for an hour in 92-degree temperature with 99% humidity. The heat index was 110-degrees. We were with our two children who have been traveling for over twelve hours stuck in the hot lobby of the hotel. We finally got checked in and had to wear wrist bands to allow us to use the pool of the other resort. Our room was hot, the Air Conditioning did not work, the fridge did not work, the safe did not work,and there was mold in the closet and on the ceiling. The television had no remote and only played Spanish channels. It was supposed to be set up to sleep four people. It did sleep four but the issue was that there were two double beds side by side in one room, no privacy from the kids. We tried to speak to the manager to address the issues we were having but were told that the manager would not be in until Monday. After complaining several times they finally sent a non-English speaking worker to show us another room. This room was not much better. The AC did work a little, and the fridge cooled down our drinks some but not much. We tried to get something to eat but were told that since we did not purchase the all inclusive plan for $150 USD per person per day that we were not allowed to eat or drink on the property. There was a charge to use the Wifi of $10 USD a day, Even ice cost money. The following day we checked out of the resort forfeiting our money we had paid for the week. Luckily we were able to get the resort next door which was fantastic. The Villa Del Palmar treated us wonderfully, they gave us a great room, with freezing cold AC, the room was spotless, separate sleeping for our kids, they treated us with dignity and respect. All of the staff were very gracious and inviting. They had three restaurants on the property and the food was outstanding. We made the mistake of leaving the Sea river without calling the AFVclub before we left. Because we checked out before I could call them AFV could do nothing to help us out. If it were possible to give this resort a negative number I would. PLEASE DO NOT STAY AT THIS RESORT.

  • sunsetsusie46 : Menifee, California
Timeshare slammed

This hotel is a good deal, food decent, friendly staff, rooms clean but dated. The beds are very hard but you can ask for a foam topper. Stayed there this last New Year (16-17), this time when we arrived we were hit with pushy time share sales within 10 minutes of check in. The man took us around to show us where things were located and then BAM. I think now the only thing that will keep me going back (if at all) are the morning omelets. Adult pool is clean, pool bar service is good, I stay away from the beach due to the independent vendors.I would say that this time I was disappointed.

  • Elle D : Vancouver, Canada

Opinion: The rooms are clean. Geckos eat the spiders and bugs! This hotel is All Inclusive. There is an omelette station for breakfast. The buffet closes at 11:30, until 1:30, and lunch is served until 5, then the buffet is closed until 6:30. There is a snack bar by the kids pool where you can have french fries and pizza. There are two pools. One is for adults only, but it is hard to enforce that rule. Kids were always in the adult only pool. So were babies, crying babies. I mention it because you can have a massage, poolside, but with the excessive noise, it would not be peaceful. This hotel is used by Nationals, you will learn Spanish. Disappointment: The downside to this hotel is the "bellhop" who helped me to my room on the first day. I think it was a timeshare hawker. I was called on the phone (in my room) and told the taxi was waiting for me, to take me to Garza Blanca. This happened 3 times. The guy knew my name and room number, even though I didn't tell anybody my room number. There are 2-3 timeshare hawkers in the lobby all day and are very pushy. Saying "no" did not work, saying "not interested in seeing Garza Blanca" did not work. You must leave the lobby, poolside or onto the street. They earn 50 dollars for each person that they send. Be firm, and rude. That's what worked for me. Reason I won't return: One thing I did not like about this hotel is the wifi only works well, in the lobby, and that's where the timeshare hawkers are.

  • Juan G :
Family summer vacation

Las palmas hotel has the best beach front of Vallarta they give us the best room the one at the beach front i love the briss and the sound of the ocean sun rain wind every thing you wanted for vacation food was great bar frendly fruit fresh great coffee my god the best pool for kids great and service outstanding we take the bus at the corner of the street 7 pesos for each one great ride and safe ask driver where to get of to walk at malecón we love it next year back to las palmas ps:::::; if you go from July to November take plenty of Benadryl ointment for mosquitos you will remember Vallarta and me they don't have it in Mexico please do it for you and your family

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.