Published on November 10th, 2016 | by Mark Chesnut
TRAVEL DEALS: 45% Off Casa del Mar in Los Cabos, $129 Embassy Suites Puerto Rico, Carnaval in Mazatlan
For this week’s roundup of the top three Latin America travel and vacation deals, I’ve found a super-fun vacation package during the annual Carnaval celebration in Mazatlan, as well as discounts of up to 45% off hotel stays at Casa del Mar in Los Cabos and hotel discounts that will get you $129 room rates in Puerto Rico. Read on for the details.
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The Deal: Casa Lucila Carnaval package
What Makes It Cool: More than 225 communities throughout Mexico celebrate Carnaval, and the third largest Carnaval celebration in the world reportedly takes place in Mazatlan. Casa Lucila, a boutique hotel in Mazatlan, invites guests to celebrate one of the most enduring, anticipated and vibrant attractions Mexico has to offer, alongside thousands of people from around the world. Mazatlan’s 2017 Carnaval takes place February 23-28, and the Casa Lucila Carnaval Package includes:
• Overnight accommodation for two in one of Casa Lucila’s eight beautifully appointed guest rooms
• Two welcome Carnaval Cocktails
• Two tickets each to:
-King of Joy Coronation (Thursday, Feb. 23): The culmination of Mazatlecos’ campaigns to earn the title of Carnaval King. Musical entertainment and a street party follow.
-Floral Games (Friday, Feb. 24): A well-attended event that centers on literature and culture. Prizes for prestigious literary work are awarded, and a concert follows.
-Carnival Queen Coronation (Saturday, Feb. 25): A long-standing tradition, Saturday’s bustling Carnaval activities kick-off with the crowing of the Carnaval Queen, who will reign until the following year.
-Bad Moon Burning (Saturday, Feb. 25): A traditional annual Mazatlan Carnaval tradition, the Bad Moon Burning is the incineration of a giant puppet, which is believed to banish ill-feelings from Mazatlan.
-Banda at Olas Altas Beach (Monday, Feb. 27): A large musical bash at Olas Altas Beach, which is conveniently located just steps from Casa Lucila’s front door. Banda is a brass-based form of traditional Mexican music.
+ Admission for two to Casa Lucila’s popular Carnaval rooftop bash on Saturday, Feb. 25, which includes food, drinks and unobstructed views of the Naval Combat Fireworks Show
+ The “Carnaval King & Queen Treatment” for two at Casa Lucila’s Piccolino Spa, including choice of 60-minute massage
Double occupancy rates start at $358/night.
Valid for Travel: Reserve by February 6, 2017, for stay dates February 20-March 1, 2017.
Info & Reservations: www.CasaLucila.com
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Casa Del Mar Golf Resort & Spa
Los Cabos, Mexico
The Deal: Anniversary Sale
What Makes It Cool: This Los Cabos boutique hotel is celebrating its first anniversary by offering discounts of up to 25 percent off rates for Christmas and New Year’s Eve travel, as well as 35 percent off stays of up to three nights, and 40 percent off stays of up to five nights and 45 percent off stays that are more than five nights.
Valid for Travel: The Christmas and New Year’s vacation deal is for travel from December 16, 2016 through January 2, 2017, and must be booked between November 1 and November 7, 2016. The anniversary sale is continuing throughout the New Year, providing guests with 35% off of stays of up to 3 nights, 40% off of stays up to 5 nights and 45% off of stays spanning longer than 5 nights.
Info & Reservations: http://casadelmar.com.mx/
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Embassy Suites by Hilton
The Deal: Never Ending Summer package
What Makes It Cool: Celebrations for Embassy Suites by Hilton’s 20th anniversary in Puerto Rico kickoff with a series of special events at the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Juan Hotel & Casino, as well as the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dorado del Mar Beach Resort. A special anniversary package called “The Never Ending Summer” provides San Juan guests with nightly rates starting at $139, and Dorado del Mar guests with rates starting at $129/night. Anniversary celebrations culminate with a charity gala in the beginning of 2017.
Valid for Travel: Through November 30, 2017.
Info & Reservations: www.doradodelmar.embassysuites.com