Hotel Las Palmas
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... the fisherman's dock and they were unloading.'Only 2 tuna', they said' after going out 60nm to sea and all day'.Strange Tony and I saw tuna jumping outside the bay.However, the dolphins eat quite a few. It's Semana Santa (Easter) now and everyone is on holiday .It's a Mexican holiday paradise.Small cafe's ,shops on the malecon and music everywhere. The people are so laid back and friendly.We ate on the beach and it was so full of ...
... a little hostel above the fruit and vegetable markets. The hostel was nice, has a kitchen with a fridge and hammocks to relax in. Living above the markets is awesome because the fruit and veg is amazingly cheap and super fresh, however when 5:30 am rolls around you start thinking a bit differently. Our room faced onto the street so we were right in the thick of it. 5:30 am the trucks roll on in to deliver the produce, 6:30 am the tables and benches are ...
... hot springs that evening. We politely agreed and then quickly realized he had invited us to some "local" hot spring without even asking us our names. We agreed on a time, "See you at 7". No worries, see you then. I made note that we hadn't introduced ourselves before receiving the invitation. I informed Wease that you didn't need to complicate things with names if your just going to kill them any way, holy ****, thanks dad and Maryann for making me think ...
... did it the hard way by kayaking – I don't think we could stand the aching arms after such an adventure. Sailing across the area we could see in the distance the jets of waters which indicated whales were in the area. Our attempts at filming these creatures were very poor, as you will see, but thanks to Adrian one of the other people on the trip he kindly gave us some of his shots which ...
... sandy beaches. It's very pretty here. The wind has picked up a little from yesterday, not enough to sail by, but enough to keep the heat from being too oppressive. It's nice out right now, hot, but nice. We are motoring along at about 5.5 knots and head deeper south to Acapulco.
Good news for me! Out next stop is Zihuatanejo! I don't know why I am so stoked about it, but it is the place Andy Dufresne and Red end up in the Shawshank Redemption. I just wanted to go ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Las Palmas Playa Blanca
A quiet, clean, cozy and romantic place. If you are looking for a honeymoon or romantic stay on the beach, do not pass this one up! We couldn't decide between Hotel Las Palmas and Hotel Casa Don Fransisco, I am positive we made the right choice! The town of Zihuatanejo is a nice place to visit for a day($20-$25 cab ride each way), but we loved the time we spent at the hotel and wouldn't trade it for anything! The food is very good and the drinks are very reasonable! Make sure you try a coco loco (big enough to share)or a sangria while you are there! The staff took great care of us and always made sure we got whatever we wanted or needed... including a bonfire on the beach for our last night there. During our stay a typical day included:
My husband and I are always on the look out for a good quality, quiet hotel when we travel. We found it in Hotel Las Palmas.
Love it a lot!
This was our fifth visit to this most incredible boutique hotel. playa blanca is so clean and the hotel is a gem----clean, fantastic staff, wonderful food, charming and engaging owners, and animals that make you feel right at home.. right down the road (we use the bikes provided by the hotel) is the fishing village of potosi--fresh fish, hammocks and great swimming. we never want to leave-----why leave paradise?
A fabulous view. A beautiful beach. A serene pool area. Wonderful food. A warm staff. Great hosts. Hotel Las Palmas is a true gem.
My wife and I spent seven days at las palmas and had the most relaxing vacation ever. I have to say that we loved this place, the hotel is beautifull and pictures do it no justice, the rooms all have ocean views so you can watch dolphins in the morning, and then have breakfast that is included in the price of your room, the hotel is on a amazing beach that goes for miles.We went to Barra De Potosi but were not really interested in what it had to offer, we also went to Ixtapa but that was to built up and touristy,we did however enjoy Zihuatanejo and las gatas, but when the day was over we were so happy with the decision we made to stay at las palmas it was much nicer than any hotel in Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo.
Relaxing and fun
It has been years since I was there. In fact they had just opened up. I came upon some photos and I had to let everyone know that Shari and her staff took care of me wonderfully. I hope that she and te staff are still running it.
We stayed in the town of Zihuatanejo for two nights and then moved to Barra de Potosi. As we pulled into the grounds of the hotel, all I could think of was WOW! When you walk through the large doorway you see the beach and the ocean and the beautiful hotel lobby, bar area. What a sight. We were immediately greeted by Shari, the owner. They quickly had our bags taken to room number 4 (the last room on the left) and she showed us around our room. The room looked out onto our private patio, which looked over the grounds of the hotel and then over to the beach and ocean. The rooms come equipped with a CD player, which was so nice to have. The open-air bathroom was perfect. As you shower, you look out the window onto palm fronds...truly magical. Our room had air-conditioning (all four rooms downstairs do) and a fan. The lights in the rooms are on dimmers, so you can have as much or as little lighting as you want. There was tons of storage space. Very, very clean.
The Hotel Las Palmas is our favorite hotel in all our travels. Our 5th trip this past Xmas included our kid's and their wives. Now it's their favorite too. Shari and Scott Crawford, the owners are gracious and endearing hosts. The staff is first rate and will go the extra mile to accomodate your requests. We even get our daily Spanish leasons. The 6 room hotel is a delighful oasis on the 9 mile long Playa Blanco Beach located south of Zihuatanejo. The fact that you can clear customs, be met by Shari or Scott, chauffered to the hotel and have a refreshing Margarita all within 15 minutes is a real treat. Not to be found almost anywhere else. I could go on and on but take our word for it; your stay in Zihua/Ixtapa should be at the secluded luxury of the Las Palmas
We absolutely loved Hotel Las Palmas, Shari and her staff. My fiance and I went to Zihautanejo to celebrate my 40th birthday and began our stay there. If you really want to get away from it all and completely relax this is the place for you. This is a world-class hotel and setting.
We could not have picked a more perfect place for our 10 year anniversary. The hotel is very private and beautiful. The staff caters to all your personal needs. The rooms are luxurious, very clean and romantic.
The food is to die for, fresh fruit, juices and cook to order breakfasts to start. Shari made the best margaritas which we enjoyed with homemade chips and guacamole listening to the ocean every afternoon. The beach is beautiful and the pool is relaxing and gorgeous as well.
It was a perfect trip, seclusion, romance and beauty are the words to describe Hotel Las Palmas. Great service and hospitality-we have recommended it to everyone we know and can't wait for our next trip back!!