Published on November 27th, 2014 | by Mark Chesnut0
TRAVEL DEALS: Black Friday & Cyber Monday — $99 Puerto Rico, $1,600 Costa Rica Discounts
It’s time: Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us, and now’s the time to pull out your calendar and start snapping up the best travel deals and discounts. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been rounding up the very best deals for tours and hotels in Latin America. Scroll down to see my final listing of the best deals — which include $99 hotel rates in Puerto Rico, 30% discounts on all-inclusive vacations in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, 25% off mountain biking tours in Costa Rica, $1,600 discounts on Peru tours and free flights for Galapagos tours in Ecuador.
In case you missed LatinFlyer’s earlier listings for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, here are the links:
• 20% to 75% Hotel Discounts in Panama, Guatemala, Mexico and the Dominican Republic
• 30% Cyber Monday Hotel Discounts in Puerto Rico
Don’t forget: You can get some of the best rates with 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!
The Deal: Cyber Monday: Daily $50 Resort Credit
What Makes It Cool: Participating Hilton Worldwide hotels and resorts in Puerto Rico are offering a $50 daily resort credit. Properties include El San Juan Resort & Casino, a Hilton Hotel (rates from $139), the Condado Plaza Hilton (rates from $99), El Conquistador Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Resort (rates from $179) and Las Casitas Village, a Waldorf Astoria Resort (rates from $269).
Valid for Travel: Book November 28 through December 1, 2014.
Info & Reservations: http://hiltonslac.com/deals/black-friday/
DON’T MISS: 50 to 75% Off With Black Friday & Cyber Monday Hotel Deals in Latin America
The Deal: Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals
What Makes It Cool: Four Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, Mexico are offering 30% off their nightly rates and a free night on a return visit for new travel bookings. Free suite upgrades, spa treatments, airport transportation, unlimited golf, resort credits, resort boutique discounts and early check-in or late checkout are also included.
Valid for Travel: Book on Black Friday (November 28, 2014) or Cyber Monday (December 1, 2014) for travel on select dates through 2015.
Info & Reservations: www.velasresorts.com
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Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts
Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica
The Deal: 30% discounts, plus 50% off for children
What Makes It Cool: Travelers booking a vacation at Grand Palladium hotels in Riviera Maya, Mexico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic can receive discounts of up to 30%, as well as 50% discounts off the rates for up to two children. Additional perks with this special include spa discounts, a fruit basket, late checkout and free bottle of liquor.
Valid for Travel: Book by November 30, 2014, for travel between December 21, 2014 and April 30, 2015.
Info & Reservations: www.palladiumhotelgroup.com
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Costa Rica, Turkey and Nepal
The Deal: Cyber Monday
What Makes It Cool: Guests booking Access Trips culinary and biking tours on Cyber Sunday and Cyber Monday receive 25% off mountain biking trips in destinations including Costa Rica.
Valid for Travel: Book Sunday, November 30 at 12:01am through Monday, December 1 at 11:59pm PDT. Promo Code: ADVENTURE25. Valid for trips departing between February 1 and August 31, 2015.
Info & Reservations: www.accesstrips.com
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The Deal: Adventure Tuesday
What Makes It Cool: This adventure tour operator jump started traditional Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales with its own Adventure Tuesday discounts, which began on November 25 — but the deals are still available on Cyber Monday, when their offices reopen after Thanksgiving vacation. Most tours require a $500 deposit to reserve and then you can figure out exact travel dates later. Among the discounts (which are available in limited quantities per trip): $1,600 off per family on the Peru Family Adventure tour itinerary (based on $400 off per person for a family of four — available to the first five families only), $200 off plus free flights for the Galapagos Unbound in Ecuador (May and September 2015 departures include $200 discount plus free flights; March 2015 departures are $475 off per person).
Valid for Travel: Book on Cyber Monday, December 1, 2014 for 2015 departure dates.
Info & Reservations: www.rowadventures.com/adv-tues
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Mexico and the Dominican Republic
The Deal: Black Friday Sale
What Makes It Cool: Rates start at $140 per person, per night, at this company’s all-inclusive Dominican Republic and Mexico beach resorts — including Zoetry Agua Punta Cana, Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort, Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa, Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa, Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa, Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun.
Valid for Travel: Valid on all new reservations through 11:59pm EST on November 30, 2014, for travel between January 3, 2015 and April 10, 2015.
Info & Reservations: AMResorts