Across from the tranquil Playa Los Tumbos, a beach on the northern end of the waterfront, Las Palmeras is a welcoming hotel once you get past the gated entrance. Its spotless rooms have terraces; most have great views of the ocean. A narrow garden with a small pool makes your stay very relaxing. Since the hotel is gated in, there's a feeling of privacy. There's a full-service cafeteria on site.