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Hotel Las Palmas
Zihuatanejo, MexicoEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At Hotel Las Palmas
This 10-suite beachfront hotel in southwest Mexico is fronted by an empty nine-mile beach and lined by untamed rainforest—it's an ideal place to unplug and unwind.
Savvy travelers are familiar with the government-planned beach resort destination of Ixtapa, about 150 miles northwest of Acapulco, but few are familiar with the village of Zihuatanejo, the Mexican state's earthier hideaway just three miles south. Set in this laid-back town is the eco-friendly Hotel Las Palmas, which stands out among the many low-lying resorts perched atop seaside cliffs because of its location along the pristine nine-mile Playa Blanca beach. The boutique hotel comprises just 10 peaceful suites, with interior spaces that are without TVs, phones, and Internet access; an adults-only policy adds to the tranquil atmosphere. Inside, bathing-suit-clad travelers will find canopy beds, folk art, native wood furnishings, and hammocks for enjoying the cool sea breezes off the water. With a secluded, away-from-it-all feel (but a location that's just five miles from the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport), Hotel Las Palmas exudes a throwback sensibility, allowing travelers to truly focus on rest and relaxation.
Opt for a tequila tasting at the resort's outdoor bar, and you'll taste some of the resort's private reserves of blanco, reposado, and anejo tequila varieties. Be sure to partake in the tasting tradition Mexican-style, by sipping the liquor and following each mouthful with a taste of sangrita, a spicy tomato juice.
Between May and October, Playa Blanca is a famous nesting site for native turtles including leatherbacks (the largest species of marine turtle); lucky travelers will witness hundreds of the reptiles crawling up the sand to lay eggs, but be sure to keep an appropriate distance from the wildlife, as no one is on duty to ensure that the animals remain safe.
Awards and RecognitionsBack to Top
Best Affordable Beach Resorts
- Travel + Leisure
Arrive at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH), which is approximately 5 miles (15 minutes) from the hotel.Lot 5, Playa Blanca, Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Beach Access
- Spa Services
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Terraces
- iPod Docks
- Mini Refrigerators
- In-Room Safes
- Air Conditioning
- Room Service
- Private Dining
- Outdoor Dining
Why We Love Zihuatanejo
Pristine paradise on the Pacific Coast. If you're looking for ultimate seclusion and relaxation, look no further.
Tee Time: The oceanfront Club de Golf Ixtapa Palma Real in Ixtapa is the area's best golf course. The 18-hole, par-72, 6,898-yard course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. in 1975. Green fees from $75. Apartado Postal 105, Boulveard Ixtapa S/N. 011-52-755-553-1062. Read More
Best Snorkeling Beach: Las Gatas, located at the entrance to Punta del Rey bay and its lighthouse, is the best snorkeling beach in the area. Get there via water taxi from Zihuatanejo's main pier, and you'll be rewarded with a Technicolor show of tropical fish, great views of Zihuatanejo, and fresh seafood at open-air restaurants. Water taxis from $4 per person, roundtrip.
Best Excursion: The private ecological park El Refugio de Potosi is the only place in the state of Guerrero that's approved for the release of rehabilitated wildlife. Iguanas, macaws, and butterflies live in the park, and travelers can climb the 50-foot viewing tower for panoramas of the untouched rainforest. Donation of $5 is asked for entry. Closed Tuesdays. Lote 74, Colonia Playa Blanca, Zihuatanejo. 011-52-755-100-0743. Read More
Why Go Now
October 30, 2011 - November 2, 2011
Dia de Los Muertos
December 15, 2011
Rucco Surfer Reunion
Playa Linda, Ixtapa.
March 26-28, 2012
The Food & Wine Festival in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
Various locations in Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo.
May 24, 2012
Ixtapa International Triathlon