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What is a Palapa?


A palapa (a Spanish word of Malayan origin, meaning “pulpous leaf”) is an open-sided dwelling with a thatched roof made of dried palm leaves. It is very useful in hot weather and, therefore, very common in Mexican beaches, such as in Manzanillo. It is perhaps one of the most important architectural contributions of Philippine culture to Mexican West cultures.

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Palapa at Palace by the Sea



Just a few steps towards the ocean from Palace by the Sea, you step down our cement and stone staircase (lit at night) to arrive right at the ocean’s edge.

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Steps from Palace by the Sea leading through the lower gardens to our seaside Palapa



Ocean front Palapa at Palace by the Sea



Protected by a thick natural barrier of large bolders, you are right at the ocean, feeling her power, listening to the soothing yet strong ebb and flow of the waves hitting the rocky shore, feeling the ocean spray. Add to that the warm sun, cool breeze, serenaded by the sound of the birds, this is heaven.

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View of Pelican Rock, rugged shore and beautiful sun and sky from our Palapa


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Feel the Power of the Ocean as the surf soothes

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Peaceful moments and stunning view immerse you in the elements


You may enjoy the company of a resting pelican

On a lucky day you may even see a whale or a dolphin. At sunset the cruise from Las Hadas will parade by you as they venture to where the sun sets into the ocean and back again.

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Gorgeous view of the orange Sunset as the cruise returns for the evening



Without even leaving the Palace, you can read, relax, meditate or even play the flute. Enjoy!


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Our inviting Palapa, perfect for reading relaxing or meditation

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A guest practices his Whale Song

Rocks and Stork from Palapa B

You may enjoy the company of a resting Pelican

Palace by the Sea - Aerial view


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