We just returned from Las Palmas (Mar22/29 2014) Air Transat all inclusive.
Agreed there should be a few more loungers available so ya don't have to get up at 6 am to secure one with a towel, but had I not I would have missed the fantastic view of morning, mountains and Mexico, so I suppose it works for the best as it is.
Our room was 417, which was an astounding evening view of cruise and pirate ships, candle lanterns and fireworks, but we seldom sat there as there always seemed to be people to meet and enjoy the sights from the Oceanside patio bar. The boom was always tidy , even the odd procedure of removing the towels around 10 am, presumably to wash and return later in the day pretty son became normal. I read about the hard beds, and granted they were firm but I heard this is good for you and why not try something different on vacation.
I was a little disappointed in the discriminatory practice of insisting men have to wear shirts with sleeves in the central outdoor buffet while the girls and birds did not, however, my transat rep (who was very nice) and approachable explained that men apparently have "things that live under their arms" that can fly out and spoil others dining experience seemed a little implausible it did make it a little inconvenient to have to carry a sleeved shirt all the time.
The food might not be the top reason to stay at this resort, but it got the job done and I left as nourished as I had arrived.
One might want to be wary of the beach vendors, especially the jet ski people who do not always document the time you leave then claim you were out twice as long, demanding double the payment and threatening to call the police if you do not pay up.
The central court has a amazing breeze all the time and the on site convenience store staff are helpful and accommodating. Las Palmas has this kinda jungle bridge like walkways between the buildings and floors which gives it a very unique feel.
Overall I found the place and the people very pleasant (except for the quebecqois, but it's kinda like that everywhere) unless you want to sit under the palms by the pool, one hardly notices them. But the rest are an eclectic mix of Mexicans Americans and Canadians blue collar folk
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the most refreshing way to vacation in Puerto Vallarta. Unwind together in our oceanfront Jacuzzi with panoramic view. Play in our two sparkling pools. Enjoy our beach club, with its wide range of activities. Indulge in a soothing massage. Treat your palate to delicious cuisine and cocktails at our restaurants and bars. Check out our nightly shows. At Las Palmas by the Sea you will enjoy your vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Las Palmas By The Sea Hotel Puerto Vallarta
- Las Palmas Puerto Vallarta
- Las Palmas Sea Puerto Vallarta
- Las Palmas Resort
- Las Palmas Beach