Published on March 13th, 2014 | by Mark Chesnut
TRAVEL DEALS: $1,500 resort credit in Punta Cana, $380 Galapagos Discounts, $106 Cozumel Diving
This week’s roundup of my favorite Latin America travel deals is decidedly diverse: You’ll find $1,500 resort credits from Paradisus Resorts in the Dominican Republic and Mexico, $106-a-day scuba diving packages from the Allegro Cozumel resort in Mexico, $380 discounts on Galapagos cruises from Marnella Tours in Ecuador, and a Guatemala travel package that includes visits to several of that Central American nation’s best tourism spots. Read on for details (and please do let me know if you take advantage of any of these offers; I’d love to get a full report on them)!
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Dominican Republic and Mexico
Offer: 2014 Tropical Savings
What It Is: Receive up to $1,500 in resort credit per stay, which can be used toward suite upgrades, spa services, dining, wine and other experiences. The Tropical Savings offer includes $1,500 in resort credit when staying 7 nights or more; $550 in resort credit when staying 4 to 6 nights. Available at Paradisus properties in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, including Paradisus Punta Cana, Paradisus Palma Real, Paradisus La Perla, Paradisus La Esmeralda and Paradisus Cancun.
Valid for Travel: Bookings made before April 30, 2014 for travel May 1-December 22, 2014.
Info & Reservations: www.paradisus.com
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Offer: Ultimate Dive Experience
What It Is: This all-inclusive Mexico beach hotel is offering a dive package, priced at $106 per person, per night, including unlimited meals, snacks and beverages, non-motorized water sports, Kids Club access (for children age four to 12), one tank per day for diving, up to 15% discount at the dive shop and free equipment storage and care at the dive shop.
Valid for Travel: April 20 through June 30, 2014.
Info & Reservations: www.occidentalhotels.com
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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Offer: Save $380 on Select Departures
What It Is: Marnella Tours is offering discounts on six-night Galapagos cruises that depart weekly in Ecuador. The program includes roundtrip local airfare between Quito and the Galapagos Islands, three nights aboard the M/V Legend in a junior suite, all meals onboard, two guided island excursions per day, and — in Quito — three nights accommodations at the Swissotel Quito, a guided city tour and airport transfers. Sale prices start at $2,793 per person, double occupancy.
Valid for Travel: Book by April 30, 2014, for select departures through November 2014.
Info & Reservations: www.marnellatours.com
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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Offer: Colorful, Cultural Guatemala Package
What It Is: With the Colorful, Cultural Guatemala package, travelers spend one night at Casa Palopó Villa in Antigua and enjoy a walking tour of Antigua Guatemala. Next, guests spend six nights at Casa Palopó’s sister property in Lake Atitlan. Also included in the package is an excursion to Chichicastenango Market and a boat tour to the Lake Atitlan towns of Santiago and San Antonio Palopó. Rates start at $370 per night based on double occupancy; taxes and tips included.
Valid for Travel: Through December 2014; Minimum 7 night stay
Info & Reservations: www.casapalopo.com
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