Published on August 21st, 2014 | by Mark Chesnut
TRAVEL DEALS: Free Nights & 50% Savings at Preferred Hotels, Save $2K on South America Tours
Now’s the time to snap up some great Latin America vacation deals before the peak winter travel months begin. So I’ve rounded up a bunch of especially good offers this week. You can get free nights and savings up to 50% off from Preferred Hotel Group, 40% discounts at a Dominican Republic all-inclusive resort, a special piña colada vacation package in Puerto Rico, and savings of more than $2,000 on South America tours. Read on for details.
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Preferred Hotel Group
Mexico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Argentina
The Deal: Summer Sale
What Makes It Cool: Preferred Hotel Group is offering savings ranging from 15 to 50% off, as well as free nights, at 15 upscale hotels across Latin America. These sound like great deals for late summer/early fall travel.
Latin America hotels offering a free night:
• 4th night free at Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort and Spa (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico)
• 3rd night free at Casa de Campo (Dominican Republic); KRYSTAL GRAND Reforma Uno Mexico City (Mexico City, Mexico)
Latin America hotels Offering Up to 50% Savings:
• 50% off at Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort (Cancun, Mexico)
• 30% off at El Mangroove (Papagayo Bay, Costa Rica); NIZUC Resort & Spa (Cancun, Mexico); Hotel Club Frances Buenos Aires (Argentina); Casa Grande Resort & Spa (Guaruja, Brazil); Las Brisas Ixtapa (Ixtapa, Mexico); and Las Brisas Huatulco (Huatulco, Mexico)
• 15% off at Camino Real Santa Fe Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico)
Valid for Travel: Through September 30, 2014.
Info & Reservations: www.PreferredHotelGroup.com/Summer
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Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
The Deal: Summer Special package
What Makes It Cool: Save up to 40 percent off at this all-inclusive Dominican Republic beach resort, and also get a free airport-hotel transfer if you stay a minimum of five nights.
Valid for Travel: Through October 31, 2014.
Info & Reservations: http://www.barcelo.com/BarceloHotels/en_US/hotels/Dominican-Republic/Punta-Cana-Beach-Bavaro/hotel-barcelo-bavaro-beach/offers.aspx
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Deal: Piña Colada Fest Package
What Makes It Cool: The Caribe Hilton is one of the places that claims to be the birthplace of the piña colada cocktail, and to celebrate National Rum Day on August 16, this Puerto Rico beach hotel introduced a Piña Colada Fest package (it’s also to celebrate what they say is the 60th anniversary of the birth of this Puerto Rican cocktail; according to the Caribe Hilton, a bartender named Ramón “Monchito” Marrero concocted it in 1954). Prices start at $60 per person, including accommodations, daily buffet breakfast for two and two welcome piña coladas.
Valid for Travel: Book through October 15, 2014 for stays through December 19, 2014.
Info & Reservations: www.caribehilton.com
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Central and South America
The Deal: Save $2,048 per couple on 2015 Icons of South America tour
What Makes It Cool: Trafalgar has unveiled its new 2015 South America program, featuring three new guided vacations and two new cruise extensions. New Latin America tours for 2015 include a 10-day Spirit of Argentina tour, which includes visits to Bariloche and the colonial village of San Antonio de Areco; a 10-day Mexico’s Colonial Cities and Coastal Resorts tour, which includes stops in Michoacan; an eight-day Natural Wonders of Costa Rica tour, which features rain and cloud forests, volcanoes and beaches. The tour operator is offering savings of $2,048 per couple ($1,024 per person) on its 23-day Icons of South America guided vacation, which includes stops in Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Santiago de Chile, Iguassu Falls, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Bariloche. (For more ideas on things to do in Rio de Janeiro, check out my report: After World Cup, Culture! 6 Must-See Museums in Rio de Janeiro.)
Valid for Travel: For the special savings on Icons of South America, pay in full by November 20, 2014, for departure on March 8, 2015.
Info & Reservations: www.trafalgar.com