Las Palmas by the Sea
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December 24, 2013
I look out my kitchen window on this cloudless sunlight Christmas Eve morning and notice that the last leaf left on my cherry tree is gone. Even though the temperatures have been in the low 70's recently with no rain (this is a problem), the signs of a California coastal winter are here. Flowering plants are all confused …
It's taken days and days to get these pictures loaded. Mexican wifi is slow--agonizingly slow, and spotty. You can get on and browse, but uploading takes hours and frustrating hours and can only be done early in the morning or waaaay late at night.
... estoy aprendiendo Espanol' (I'm learning Spanish), at least they tried speaking in debatable sign language. Luckily we met some girls who could speak English, well not for the others because Argentina and Chile couldn't speak English anyway ...
... here was Town, Country & Tequila. We were most excited about the tequila making tour, but seeing the town was also fun. Tequila tour was our last stop and was a ton of fun. It’s made from the Agave plant which they grow, harvest, cook, and squeeze. The Hacienda Doņa Engracia Tequila Factory makes three types of regular tequila and let us sample a shot of each. Then came the two flavoured tequilas, less potent, but very good. ...
... of food, Marie is always trying to make me eat at the dirty bar. I made the mistake of taking her a coffee the other morning, and the next thing I knew I had to eat the driest cookies I've ever tasted, followed by what I'm sure were tacos from the night before. Of course I answered with "Gracias Marie!"
It's Wednesday, which means darts at two.
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Las Palmas by the Sea Puerto Vallarta
We've have stayed at Las Palmas three times and we will keep going back again and again. The food and booze are both great but the location and ambience are second to none. I have heard that the hotel was hit very hard during by Hurricane Kenna (worst in all of PV) and that the hotel will not be openuntil March 2003. I hope that the owners don't change things too much -- keep the beach bar (essentially) on the beach and don't construct a high sea wall like all of the other hotels. Looking forward to many returns to Las Palmas!!!
Simply the best Hotel ever!!
I have stayed at Las Palmas 3 times with my Mum, Step Dad and older sister. Each time we go it just get's better and better. The staff are so friendly and we made many friends with them who we have kept in touch with. The food is good and the entertainment is great, especially the comedy staff ones. Although we were there when the unfortunate Hurricane Kenna struck, the staff were amazing in making sure we were safe.
I would reccomend this hotel to anybody. It has a quiet pool for older guests and an activity pool for younger people with crazy activites such as "baloon war". There are jet ski's, kiaks and "Sun Buster" which is really cool.
I look forward to visiting this fantastic hotel in the future!
Action every where you go ( Guy Week in the old town)
Still got my key Room 201 and it the best veiwin the hotel very old but fresh look at what Las Palmas has to offer staff are the best and are their for ya if you need anything Say Hi to carlos and i hope he enjoying his blue flip flop (KENA)
Our best trip ever
A beautiful, quiet and calming resort! The food is wonderful, and the staff has always been the "Best"
We are looking forward to our 5th visit. Thank-you!
I have been to Las Palmas for the last 2 years and I am booked to go again in October. I know that there have been some changes since I last went as Omega are now not running the hotel. However I dearly hope that this will not change the hotel in any way.
My husband and I spent our 25th wedding anniversary at Las Palmas. This was our first trip to Puerta Vallarta and won't be the last. As far as we are concerned we loved the resort and the people that worked the different areas at the resort! The rooms are very basic, mexican style and really all you do in them is sleep and shower so they served their purpose wonderfully. Our room looked over the main pool and had a beatiful view of the ocean all from the balcony. The people working at the bar and eatery were wonderful and always remembered our drinks and even when we started walking up to the bar they were already for us. Of course tipping doesn't hurt. We are use to tipping quite a bit here in Calfornia and we felt that we should continue to do the same there. Well that gave us a reputation right off the start and we were treated like a King and Queen and boy did we love that!
THIS REVIEW IS ONLY INTENDED FOR YOUNGER FOLK LOOKING TO HAVE FUN. My Buddy and I (both male 24yrs) spent April 3-10, 2002 in Las Palmas Beach Resort. In this review I am going to outline the things that I wish I knew beforehand. It is best to get the two negative things out of the way, my only real complaint, though minor. The first being tipping. The first morning we left two dollars American for the Maids for tip, and we recieved a restock of fresh clean towels and two, one litre bottles of water, the next morning we tipped the same and only recieved towels and no water, the third day, we tipped 3 dollars Canadian and only recieved water, no towels. We were soooo confused... They shouldn't play those type of games with inebriated guests. We didn't mind when there was no water, because we'd simply steal some off of the maids carts as we walked by, but when you have to drip dry on the balconey nekkid, other guests tend to complain.
Returned to UK yesterday following 2 glorious weeks at this resort. Our room as promised had a superb ocean view framed by swaying palm trees. Although the furniture in the room was old and tired looking everything functioned well, including the best shower we have had anywhere. The maid service was excellent and rooms were always spotless. Without exception the hotel staff were cheerful, friendly and helpful. The food was very good with plenty of choice. Our only complaint was not enough Mexican options. Pool areas were kept spotlessly clean and there were plenty of sunbeds and chairs. Unfortunately many of the sunbeds were cracked or broken but when you consider the abuse they are subjected to by many of the guests, it is not surprising. The beach is clean, safe and relatively quiet. Local vendors were polite and not at all pushy so pose no problems. Evening entertainment while very professional lacked variety. Location on the edge of the town superb, taxis always available, local buses plentiful and interesting! Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful town, cobbled streets, plenty of life for the youngsters, clean and safe for wandering around with some very good eating houses. Experienced several excursions through Vallarta Adventures which were most enjoyable but a little expensive. We are seasoned world-wide travellers and found this holiday a delight, would certainly not hesitate to return. The tequilla slipped down a treat! By the way if you want a good night's sleep avoid March when the Americans/Canadians have their Spring Break, the younsters arrive en masse, and have no volume control.
Not for the fussy
Having just returned from las palmas, the apartments were very basic, very suspect air conditioning, and having talked to alot of other english people we all had colds, although the maids and waiters do a good job in making us feel welcome. Outside the hotel you get constantly bombarded with people selling stuff boat trips fishing etc, there seems to be alot of trouble with the water system at the moment, the food was gross to me anyway, dont expect english fry up's, it's more american rubish syrup, pancakes, crap like that but they have fried eggs you can have and bran flakes, and fruit, but the dolphins make the holiday they are food of it so do swim with them if you go.
My husband and I just got back from Las Palmas last night. When we got booked we told the travel agent that we were celebrating our tenth anniversary and she would let them know we were requesting a ocean view.got in at about 10:30 pm and when we were given our room key I asked if it had a belcony was told no and said there was no rooms to move to... but to come back in the morning, the room we were given was at the back of the hotel overlooking a small walk-way and belconies of the next resort. The T.V. when the sub-titles came on made static noises, the toilet seat was broken, the lights over the bed did not work, the towels were on the floor in the bathroom because there was no towel rack. Also in the morning the light was shining right in our eyes because the blinds were missing a slat right where it needed to be. the parrots outside were squacking early in the morning. We moved the next morning. They put us in room #2. Bottom floor beside the pool ocean front, could not see it because of the trees and plants sheltering us from the pool, very nice view from our room , much better then the first room. The Beds were very hard, we did not have hot water in our sink at all, something was broke, I complained but nothing was done the week we were there. The air conditioner made noise all the time even when turned off. Room #2 is looking at the picture in the books is on the right wing, there is a snack bar at the end of the wing so in the morning it was quite noisey. The food was good, always 2 grills going for breakfast fruit was good, Lunch good at the buffet and at the snack bar would make burgers, nuggets,clubhouses, fries and had stuff for nochos, etc. Supper was good at buffet. We could book the snack bar once per week, was very good.