Travel Deals

Published on June 23rd, 2016 | by Mark Chesnut


TRAVEL DEALS: 55% Off Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, Culinary Events in Puerto Rico & Riviera Maya

If you’re feeling hungry, you’ll definitely want to check out this week’s roundup of the best Latin America travel deals. Two hotels — the Grand Velas Riviera Maya, in Mexico, and Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico — are offering culinary events that will put you face to face with some rather impressive chefs. In addition, the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is offering a 55% discount off all-inclusive Mexico beach vacations, with kids staying free. Read on for the tasty details.

Don’t forget: You can get some of the best rates on airlines, hotels, rental cars and cruises by using LatinFlyer’s own travel booking engine (it’s at the top right-hand side of this page if you’re using a computer or tablet, or at the bottom of each page if you’re on a cell phone), where it says “Save Big on Your Trip.” With one click, you can compare airfares and rates from more than 10 top travel sites, including Expedia, Orbitz and Travelocity. No more wasting time when you travel!

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
The Deal: Save 55%, and kids stay free
What Makes It Cool: This Mexico beach resort is offering savings up to 55% off the published rate, based on a minimum three-night stay. One child (age 12 and under) stays for free per adult paid (maximum 2 children per room). Blackout dates November 22 through November 27, 2016; other blackout dates may apply.
Valid for Travel: Book by July 5, 2016 for travel through December 20, 2016.
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Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Riviera Maya, Mexico
The Deal: Best of Mexico Riviera Maya
What Makes It Cool: Five of the best Mexican chefs known internationally for their trend-setting culinary art will highlight the best of the new trends in high Mexican cuisine with a festival called the Best of Mexico Riviera Maya. This Mexico beach hotel has invited chefs including Zahie Téllez, Carlos Gaytan, Francisco Ruano, and Mikel Alonso to share their creativity, talent and passion for Mexican cuisine through this gastronomic event. The event includes a 10-course tasting menu, original dishes featuring ingredients and seasonings from all of Mexico. The special tasting menu will be offered over the four nights, and is included in the daily rate for all guests of this all-inclusive resort. Nightly rates start at $393 per person per night based on double occupancy.
Valid for Travel: October 5-9, 2016.
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Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Puerto Rico
The Deal: Second Annual Dorado Beach Culinary Getaway
What Makes It Cool: Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico and renowned Chef José Andrés are hosting the second annual Dorado Beach Culinary Getaway on November 3-6, 2016. The culinary celebration presents guests with access to and interaction with a roster of elite chefs and personal friends of José, including Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain, who will be returning for the second year, in addition to newcomer Tim Love. Prominent Puerto Rican chefs will also be in attendance during the weekend, participating in various events and introducing guests to an array of dishes that celebrate local ingredients and cuisine. Guests interested in participating in this experience may do so by booking the “Culinary Getaway with José Andrés & Friends” package, starting at $1,945 per night for two guests, with a three-night minimum stay required. The package includes daily continental breakfast for two at Mi Casa by José Andrés and participation in all of the culinary events during the weekend. Package holders also receive access to a selection of special events, such as chef meet-and-greets and a book signing with Anthony Bourdain.
Valid for Travel: November 3-6, 2016.
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The founder and editor of, Mark has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and manager. He's worked with some of the biggest consumer, in-flight and travel trade publishers that cover Latin America.

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