Published on December 10th, 2015 | by Mark Chesnut
TRAVEL DEALS: 50% Off Cancun, New Year’s Eve with DJ Steve Aoki
As 2015 winds down, it’s time to think about squeezing one last, great vacation into your schedule before the end of the year. I’ve found three pretty attractive Latin America travel deals that might fit the bill: An amazing 50 percent discount is available on one all-inclusive Mexico beach hotel, while a Costa Rica resort is offering an indulgent, upscale spa vacation package. And if you’re not sure what to do for New Year’s Eve — and you love live DJ music — you might want to consider an ultra-cool New Year’s Eve vacation package on Mexico’s Riviera Maya that includes performances by some especially big names. Read on for details and remember: it’s never too late to plan one last trip.
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Gran Caribe Resort
The Deal: Up to 50% off for Christmas and New Year travel
What Makes It Cool: You can save up to 50% when you book this all-inclusive Mexico beach hotel, located in Cancun’s popular Hotel Zone.
Valid for Travel: Valid for reservations made by December 20, 2015.
Info & Reservations: www.playaresorts.com
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Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort
The Deal: Romantic Whisper package
What Makes It Cool: This tropical Costa Rica resort, spread across 900 acres of lush natural reserve at the base of Costa Rica’s Arenal volcano, offers activities like soaking in natural thermal mineral springs, relaxing with an open-air couple’s massage complete with indigenous Maleku love chant, and indulging in a private chef’s dinner for two in a candlelit rainforest bungalow. For this spa-focused getaway, book the resort’s Romantic Whisper package, which includes:
• 3 nights of accommodations
• Welcome cocktails
• Daily breakfast (2 buffet, 1 in-room)
• Couples massage
• One Gala Dinner with private chef
• One adventure tour
• Free Wi-Fi
• Full access to the resort’s thermal springs
Rates start at $1,850 for three nights.
Valid for Travel: Get it while you can; likely available through the end of 2015.
Info & Reservations: 1-855-TABACON
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Thompson Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
The Deal: New Year’s Eve vacation package
What Makes It Cool: This “boutique lifestyle” hotel, which opened in Playa del Carmen, on Mexico’s Riviera Maya this fall, has announced its three-day-long New Year’s Eve festivities, set to kick off on December 30, 2015. Thompson Playa del Carmen, the latest addition to the expanding Thompson Hotels portfolio, will feature a number of live DJ and musical performances, including electro house DJ and producer Steve Aoki on December 30, followed by rapper and producer NAS on December 31, and popular Mexican DJs and producers Tom & Collins on January 1. Thompson Playa del Carmen’s New Year’s Eve packages start at $1,079 per night. Guests can choose from a selection of packages to join in on the festivities (4-night-minimum length of stay required).
Valid for Travel: Dates around New Year’s Eve 2015 as mentioned above.
Info & Reservations: www.thompsonhotels.com/thompson-playa-del-carmen-new-years-eve-with-steve-aoki