Published on February 2nd, 2017 | by Mark Chesnut
TRAVEL DEALS: Valentine’s Day Romance Vacations, Carnival in Mazatlan
Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? And what about the Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie — do you have that yet? If your answer to either of these questions is no (and you do indeed have a sweetie), then get cracking. I’ve found some pretty cool Latin America travel deals that can provide inspiration for last-minute Valentine’s Day vacations, as well as romantic surprise gifts for getaways that can take place later this year (the way to a man’s or a woman’s heart is often free trips). Whether it’s Puerto Rico or Mexico beach vacation and a wine-infused romantic escape, there are plenty of options.
Also, time is running out if you’re thinking of joining one of Latin America’s vibrant Carnival celebrations. I’ve found a deal at a hotel in one of the best places to celebrate in Mexico. Read on for details.
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Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
The Deal: Valentine’s Day weekend $297 and up
What Makes It Cool: Room rates over Valentine’s Day weekend at this luxurious Mexico beach hotel start at $297 per night in a Grand King room and includes a daily breakfast buffet, 15% off food and beverage resort-wide, 20% off treatments at the Cenote Spa, 25% off car rentals made on site, unlimited use of bicycles, 1-hour access to Camp Hyatt Tortuguita for up two children (once per stay), free parking (one vehicle per room), unlimited popcorn at the #Hashtag Teen Arcade, and a 10% discount on private photo sessions.
Valid for Travel: Valentine’s Day weekend
Info & Reservations: https://playadelcarmen.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
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Casa de Uco
Mendoza, Uco Valley, Argentina
The Deal: Adventure & Wine program for Valentine’s Day
What Makes It Cool: With only 16 rooms, the Argentina boutique resort’s three-night “Adventure & Wine” program is an ideal romantic getaway, featuring a wine parcel tasting through the vineyards with the sommelier and chef, cocktail class, Argentine asado lunch, tapas dinners paired with signature wines, winery visit, immersive trek across the Andes Mountains, horseback riding through the vineyards, couples massage, and free time to explore the beauty of Mendoza. Package priced from $2,350 to $3,350.
Valid for Travel: Purchase for Valentine’s Day
Info & Reservations: http://casadeuco.com/en/
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W Retreat & Spa
Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
The Deal: Romantic Rendezvous Package
What Makes It Cool: Located eight miles off the coast of Puerto Rico, W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island is offering a romance package that includes daily breakfast and a three-course dinner for two at Sorcé Restaurant, half off a couple’s massage at AWAY Spa, sunset champagne toast, complimentary room upgrade and late checkout. For additional romance, couples can enjoy the privacy of an adults-only beach and an intimate candlelit dinner at the palm-lined cliff, Paradise Edge. The resort launched the nation’s first exclusive hotel partnership with 14 Stories where Bernadette Smith leads the charge for same-sex destination ceremonies. Three-night minimum length of stay required; use code WWUV2.
Valid for Travel: Book for Valentine’s Day
Info & Reservations: http://www.wvieques.com
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The Deal: Casa Lucila Carnaval Package
What Makes It Cool: Carnival/Carnaval is a vibrant annual festival best known in Brazil, but more than 225 communities throughout Mexico celebrate Carnaval, with the third largest Carnaval celebration in the world taking place in Mazatlan, where the celebration dates to 1898. A Mazatlan boutique hotel called Casa Lucila is offering the appropriately named Casa Lucila Carnaval Package. The deal includes overnight accommodation for two; two welcome “Carnaval” cocktails; two tickets each to several of Carnaval’s most festive events, including the King of Joy and Carnaval Queen Coronations, the Floral Games, Bad Moon Burning and Banda at Olas Altas Beach; admission for two to Casa Lucila’s popular Carnaval rooftop bash, which includes unobstructed views of the Naval Combat Fireworks Show; and two 60-minute massages at Casa Lucila’s Piccolino Spa. Double-occupancy rates start at $358/night.
Valid for Travel: February 23-29, 2017.
Info & Reservations: email firstname.lastname@example.org