Published on March 20th, 2014 | by Mark Chesnut
TRAVEL DEALS: 34% Hotel Discount in Puerto Rico, Fourth Night Free in Riviera Maya
This week, my favorite travel deals and discounts take us from the southern reaches of Chile (Patagonia, to be exact), where you can get a 40% discount on travel with kids, to the sunny climes of Mexico‘s Riviera Maya and the “Isla del Encanto,” Puerto Rico — where you can find last-minute hotel savings of 34% and special features as part of a new business travel program. Savings in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are also on tap this week. (If you’re a U.S. citizen traveling to Chile, you don’t even need a visa anymore, which can save you a nifty $160!)
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Riviera Maya, Mexico
The Deal: Fourth Night Free
Why It’s Cool: Simple and sweet: Get a free night of accommodations at this Mexico beach hotel, when you pay for three nights.
Valid for Travel: Book through April 25 for travel May 1-October 31, 2014.
Info & Reservations: www.rosewoodhotels.com
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The Deal: Family discounts in Patagonia
Why It’s Cool: The Singular Patagonia hotel offers child-specific programming, as well as a 40% savings for traveling tikes. Family-friendly Chile expeditions include trekking to the Milodon caves to see where the pre-historic giant once lived; horseback riding to Lake Sofia with real life gauchos; a boat tour on the Fjord of Last Hope to discover the Serrano Glacier; and a nature walk through Torres del Paine. In addition to the wild and adventurous, The Singular has created a Kids Cooking Class. For families taking advantage of the Full Board option ($1,320 double occupancy), a child 5-11 yrs old is an additional $200 per night in an additional bed in the same room, while teens 12-17 can get their own room for $400 per person per night full board (2 kids max). For those families just wanting the Bed & Breakfast option ($360 per room per night), kids 5-11 are only an extra $100 in the same room and teens 12-17 receive a rate of $220 per night for their own room – both representing a 40% savings compared to the adult pricing.
Valid for Travel: Based on availability.
Info & Reservations: www.thesingular.com
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil & Vieques, Puerto Rico
The Deal: Weekly Savings
Why It’s Cool: Move fast for savings from Starwood, which is offering last-minute discounts at two hotels: the Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort in Rio de Janeiro, and the W Retreat & Spa, on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico. The Brazil hotel is offering 20% savings — room rates starting at $217 per night, with SPG member rates starting at $206. Rates at the W Retreat start at $329 ($313 for SP members), representing a 34% savings.
Valid for Travel: Book by Saturday, March 22, for travel through the next six weeks.
Info & Reservations: www.spghotescapes.com/beach
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El San Juan Resort & Casino
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Deal: Premier Corporate & Business Program
Why It’s Cool: This Puerto Rico beach hotel is offering a new program, aimed at business travelers, that includes a bunch of discounts: a 20% discount at the hotel’s lobby bars and Chico Lounge; one free dessert per main course order at La Piccola Fontana; 20% off food and beverage at Yamato; 10% off at Galeria Trattoria; 20% off at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ; one free dessert at Meat Market Miami; $20 off $100 or more on Spa Services and $10 credit on $50 or more on Salon Services at the Eduardo de Paris Salon & Spa; 10% off all watches at Jorge Bared; and 5% off daily, weekly, and monthly rates plus free car-class upgrade at Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Valid for Travel: Based on availability; just stay on one of the two new “corporate floors,” which have a corporate lounge for private check-in.
Info & Reservations: www.elsanjuanresort.com
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