Cabo resort courts late bookers


t pays to book the Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort in Cabo San Lucas at the last minute.

The resort launched a $99 "Last Minute Great Rate" promotion for clients who make reservations within 10 days of their arrival and request the "summer special." In addition, kids under age 17 stay free with their parents.

Regular rates range from $149 to $395 per room, per night. The $99 rate is for a gardenview room, which normally runs $149 in the summer; depending on availability, guests can request an upgrade.

The 115-room Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort bills itself as the only nonchain, nontimeshare, family-owned resort on the beach.

For information or reservations, call (800) SEE-CABO or visit

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US Airways will expand its service to Mexico beginning this fall by adding routes and boosting frequencies.

The expansion is set to begin Oct. 26, when the airline begins daily roundtrip service between its hub in Charlotte, N.C., and Mexico City.

The service will be operated aboard an A319. Flights will depart Charlotte at 10:15 a.m. and arrive in Mexico City at 1:26 p.m. Return flights will depart Mexico City at 2:26 p.m. and arrive in Charlotte at 6:45 p.m.

Meanwhile, on Feb. 14 the airline plans to increase its Boston-Cancun service to five flights a week, with one roundtrip flight on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and two roundtrips on Saturdays. US Airways currently operates one roundtrip flight on Saturdays.

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The Allure Mayan Riviera resort in Tulum debuted a Spa Revitalization package that combines indigenous Mayan therapies with traditional spa treatments.

The package features temazcal, a native Mayan sweat bath used to cleanse the skin, and water therapy in a cenote, an underground freshwater spring that pools into the property. Traditional treatments include massage, facials and body wraps.

A three-night package starts at $450 per person, double, through Dec. 24. The plan includes accommodations, a temazcal and cenote session, a one-hour aromatherapy massage, a body treatment and a facial.

For information or reservations, call (866) 234-4554 or visit

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Pleasant Holidays teamed with the upscale Brisas Hotels & Resorts chain to offer discounted rates at Las Brisas Acapulco, Las Brisas Ixtapa and Las Hadas Golf & Marina Resort in Manzanilla.

The promotion is in effect through Dec. 20. Four-night, land-only packages start at $309 per person, double, at Las Brisas Acapulco, $272 at Las Brisas Ixtapa and $281 at Las Hadas.

For information or reservations, call (800) 448-3333 or visit

To contact reporter Jorge Sidron, send e-mail to [email protected].

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