If you’re looking for a travel deal, turn your sights to Mexico. While most of the country’s major tourist areas are safe, crime concerns have kept many travelers from heading south this year. The impact: excellent deals, especially between now and the new year. From cruises to beachfront resorts, we’ve gathered the best of the best. As they say down south, Buen viaje!
Hacienda Beach Club & Residences, Cabo San Lucas
There are no rules against celebrating Thanksgiving on foreign land. With this in mind, Hacienda Beach Club & Residences
on Medano Beach has a package to make U.S. travelers feel right at home. The deal, available Nov. 19-26, includes Thanksgiving dinner at Hacienda Cocina y Cantina
, a 50-minute massage, and free yoga and pilates classes. Rates start at $520 per night.
Crystal Symphony cruise, Mexican Riviera
We love Cruise Brothers for deals on cruises, and the site’s latest offering
enables travelers to save $2,000 on a 7-night cruise aboard the Crystal Symphony
to the Mexican Riviera. Sailing round-trip from Los Angeles, the cruise departs Nov. 18, and all bookings must be made by Oct. 31. Itinerary includes three ports of call and three days at sea; prices start at $2,560 per person.
Fairmont Acapulco Princess, Acapulco
Christmas Eve could be free this year at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess
. Through a deal unveiled earlier this month, guests staying a minimum of two nights receive a third night free, as well as 20 percent discounts at the spa, golf course, kids’ club, and on all food and beverages. Pricing is valid for stays Dec. 18-25; reservations must be made before Nov. 20.
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta
The Sand Dollars package at the 443-room CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
includes a fifth night free, daily complimentary breakfast for two, and discounted rates starting at $129 per night. The offer is available now through Nov. 30, and is based on availability.
Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas cruise, Yucatan Peninsula
Cozumel is a key stop for 7-night Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas
cruises that sail round-trip from New Orleans. A new offer from Cruises-N-More
includes $60 daily credit for inside cabins and a $115 daily credit for those with balconies. Prices start at $449, and are valid only for voyages leaving Dec. 10, and Jan. 7, 2012. Book by Nov. 1.
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