It has been two weeks now since returning from a 10 day holiday in Isla Mujeres and nine of those days we stayed at a delightful little hotel called Las Palmas. We found it by accident wandering the town at the north end of the island... we tend to equate travel as an adventure as well as a vacation so we seldom book anything beyond our flight and sometimes the first nights' hotel at the destination... It leads us to experiences that might otherwise be missed by locking into an all-inclusive or fully booked situation. Such was the case this time, we met relaxed friendly people, in the small courtyard of the Inn, from all over the world, travelers on world tours, casual vacationers like ourselves, students, seniors and families... all passed through, or like us lingered for a few days to enjoy the feeling of living in Mexico in a hotel that seemed more natural and intrinsic than the large white behemoths, 100 yards down the little lane that led to the Playa Norte... and at a fraction of the cost...Las Palmas is a Mexican style Hotel that has been totally remodeled and up-dated by the owner, Kate, and her two daughters. The plumbing is new and efficient by the country's standards, terrific showers with hot water, it has Air-conditioning, fans, wireless, new beds and mattresses with fresh new linens... such a treat when traveling... a lovely roof-top deck with potted palms and a dipping pool for cooling when the sun's rays become too intense, and nicest of all a warm and generous host in Kate and her two daughters Jasmin and Safari, offering helpful information, suggestions, and a willingness to make our stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. The beaches and restaurants are nearby, without being in the hub of the nightlife that Isla offers, it makes a perfect place to stay while visiting the rest of the islands' sites. I expect those wanting Satellite TVs and stocked bar fridges may not find it to their liking but there are plenty of those down the road at five times the price so everyone can have what they want... Isla Mujeres is a great place to visit, just 20 minutes by regular ferry from Cancun, it makes a special out of the way place to be based when visiting the Mexican Riviera, but well within reach of everything that this wonderful part of Mexico has to offer... I'm starting to sound like a PR Promo... the sun is still inside me... just want to add we are already making plans to return there in November, and yes we will be staying at Las Palmas if there is a vacancy...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Las Palmas is your home away from home on Isla Mujeres, tucked away from the hustle-bustle of Cancun. We are a family run hotel (three generations of women, mother-daughter and grand-daughter). Naturally, our place is a very unpretentious accommodation with a casual, friendly atmosphere. We have many comfy communal areas, including a rooftop with a plunge pool. You'll find lounge chairs, hammocks, and tables with chairs to welcome you after a day at the beach - possibly an afternoon siesta. Our communal kitchen is also on the terrace and fully equipped. Our shaded deck on our second level, overlooking the street and is a great spot for people watching or reading a good book.We are located in the heart of the downtown. The beautiful turquoise of the Caribbean and powdery sand beach at Playa Norte are a block away (5 min walk). Just around the corner is Hidalgo Avenue, filled with cuisine from all over the world, live music, and friendly locals and tourists alike. We're directly across from the municipal market with four "loncheria" eating stalls, housing tasty, economical breakfast-lunch meals, as well as fresh squeezed juices.We have a hotel dog, Cachito (hypoallergenic, rasta-hair poodle) who is always ready for a stroll. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Las Palmas Hotel
- Las Palmas Isla Mujeres