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
  • Drummy1968 : Calgary, Canada
November 2017

Hello all,Over all for the value, this is a great smaller resort. The staff are very personable and accommodating. My girlfriend really likes the fresh Mexican Salsa. They didn't have any out so Edgar, Guadulupe, and Yairaff (the waiters) made it happen each morning that she requested it. They also took the small bowl they had made and put it away for lunch for her. Over and beyond I call it.The shows are mediocre but something to watch each night. The food is pretty good, but we found we liked jumping on the bus each night to explore a restaurant downtown for $30-$60 CAD. The bus is only 7.5 pesos to get downtown. (50 cents to us) One has to enjoy "Tea Time" prior to heading out from 4-6pm most days. (Spanish Coffee)David is a super bartender at the lobby night bar. Always accommodates you depending on the crowd at the time. The small pool bar usually has Pablo serving the drinks. I would tip him 20 pesos here and there for great service as he was spectacular. The check in had change for the larger bills almost every morning. No excuse cheap scapes !We did jet skiis off the beach. Not the cheapest but convenient. Banana boat ride could be for the whole family.All in all, if you want a 5 star, look elsewhere. Lots of bamboo style décor. If you want a smaller friendly resort for the best value for your buck, Las Palmas is the place to be for a great central location.Doug and Kelli, (Calgary)Cheers.

  • Sharon_Gwen_R : Sherwood Park, Alberta
good value, good food, noisy atmosphere

First time stay from Nov25 - Dec2, 2017 with AirTransat package. Room overlooking the adult pool and the ocean was clean and comfortable for 2 adults, but beds were hard. Large clean bathroom had sink with 4 long cracks (no leaks) and bathroom floor and wall tiles were chipped. Took a long time for hot water in shower in early evening. A/C was too noisy to run at night so room was very warm by morning. Oceanview rooms had serious sound bleed from downstairs lobby/performance area every night, but it was quiet by 9:30 or 10 pm. Enjoyed early morning coffee at quiet oceanview snack bar which doubles as evening dining area. Main buffet under palapa served wide variety of delicious Mexican food. Hotel caters largely to Mexican families so buffet area got noisy at meal times, but children generally well-behaved. Evening dining area much quieter and serves good a la carte meals. Optional meal at downtown Si Señor restaurant was very good in pleasant traditional setting. Hotel security effective at quieting ill-mannered guest barflies getting noisy (daytime and at 3 am) around adult pool. Hotel staff very friendly and accommodating. Close to bus stop on main street. About 40-minute walk to downtown. Appreciated that we could exchange up to 200 pesos/day at reception. Appreciated the hospitality room where we could shower and change prior to 3pm departure on last day. Overall too noisy for our liking; not likely we'll return.

  • Savannah M :
Las Palmas

I feel like this hotel is way underrated. My husband and I are here for our honeymoon, and it has been nothing but great. David at Coco bar is absolutely amazing, and attentive. The food they serve here is always great, a different selection every night and even a A La Carte restaurant you can reserve that has a 3 course meal. They have a kids pool and adult pool, we stick to the adult pool and get served our drinks right to us. Or you have the option of sitting right on the beach. The hotel itself is so beautiful with huge palapas, and everyone is so friendly. Definitely coming back next year!

  • bjsabina : London, Canada
Like the Hotel but . . .

I just returned from a week at Las Palmas. This was my second visit this year and I returned because I enjoyed it so much earlier in the year. It is a small resort, which I always like, it has a very casual and laid-back atmosphere which I also like. It has a great location. It is nothing fancy but I liked the low-key comfortable vibe here.I was concerned the first day I arrived when going into the buffet restaurant - only half of the buffet had food out and most of those containers were almost empty. There were no dessert tables out as had been there on my previous visit. A few other guests also commented about the lack of food that day. I will say, however, that the rest of the week was fine, back to normal in terms of the food offered. It was a few days in before a dessert table appeared.I was also taken by surprise when I asked for pico de gallo and guacamole (which seems pretty basic for a Mexican resort and was readily available during my last visit) and was told there was a charge for it. Really?? At an all-inclusive Mexican resort?When I vacation, I love to go where I can just experience the culture and have never minded vacationing with locals. The first day or two was fine with locals staying at the hotel, but then a new busload came in. The atmosphere of my vacation immediately changed. This group didn't have any sense of personal space; they crowded three to a sun lounger and crowded in so close beside me that I could not even put my foot down on one side of my lounger. If I got up to go to the washroom, upon my return they would be sitting on my blanket that I had brought from home. I was sitting under an umbrella and on two separate days they would come right up and try to take my umbrella. Of course, they didn't speak English so, with my limited Spanish, I couldn't even say anything other than "No". They were blaring loud music but what was worse, a group on one side of me had a big speaker blaring their music and directly on the other side of me another group was blaring different music. I usually am on the beach from 8 - 4 every day but there were two days when I felt driven off the beach by 1 PM. Those two days I was actually afraid to leave my blanket and towel on my chair to grab lunch because I'm sure they would have been gone by the time I returned.There seemed to be no control of the children - running and yelling in the halls. One night they were even trying to get into my room with their key card (this was not in error). They were also pushy and aggressive in the restaurants.This really impacted any relaxation other guests wanted on their vacation. I know of at least two other people who, despite having paid for the week, left to stay at another hotel until this group departed.Once they left, the last few days were great again. There were other Mexican guests there but they acted far more acceptably than that one busload of people.I know the hotel cannot control everything but I think they should have had better control of what was happening because it certainly made those three or four days very unpleasant for the other guests.

  • imokru2ok : Leduc, Canada
Staff Amazing..!!

Firstly I need to mention names - Armando, Denny, Hector, Edwardo, (and Lewis in the A la Carte) who work at the Hurakenna bar.... (the main bar - meeting place for everyone)... Their attitude, manners, consideration, cheerfulness, professionalism and efficiency was outstanding..!!!..(and I am not a drinker.!!)..The location of the hotel is great, the 2 pools were great 1-Adult, 1 -kids - warm and wonderful.! Yes, it is an old hotel, (Beds really comfortable) - nothing fancy - just basics, however, how much time do you spend in the room. The Buffet does leave something to be desired..however the Ala carte is good and can be used everyday.! Yes I would return, if nothing else for the above named staff, who made us feel comfortable and welcome..!!

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).

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  • 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.

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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.

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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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