NEW YORK -- Lower prices and added features are among the booking
incentives offered by Mexican hotels and tour operators this
The following is a rundown of what is available.Pleasant Holidays added spa options to its offerings south of
Pleasant Mexico Holidays' spa packages are valid at a number of
properties in Mexico through Dec. 16.
In Cancun, hotels that have partnered with Pleasant include Le
Meridien Cancun and Royal Hideaway Resort Playacar.
Other properties are:
In Los Cabos, Casa del Mar Golf Resort & Spa, Melia Los
Cabos and Pueblo Bonito Rose.
In Mazatlan, El Cid Mega Resort -- Castilla Beach Hotel, Hotel
Granada Country Club and Marina El Cid Beach Hotel & Yacht
In Manzanillo, Karmina Palace Golf & Spa Resort.
In Puerto Vallarta, Hotelito Desconocido, Velas Vallarta Grand
Suites Resort and Paradise Village Beach Resort & Spa.
Spa inclusions vary by hotel, but each package includes
treatments for men and women such as body wraps, salt scrubs, mud
baths, exfoliation, massages and deep-cleansing facials.
Some packages also include unlimited use of spa facilities and
participation in classes such as yoga, step, aerobics and kick
Pleasant's spa holidays are valid with any room category,
although each property has a minimum-night requirement.
A two-night, land-only holiday starts at $206 per person,
The price covers roundtrip airport transfers, accommodations,
all hotel taxes and surcharges and on-site assistance from
Pleasant's customer service representatives.
Pleasant HolidaysSunTrips is featuring the renovated beachfront El Cozumeleno in
Phone: (800) 448-3333
The inclusive property is located on the north part of Cozumel
and offers two pools, a gym, a children's pool and play area,
miniature golf, two restaurants, bars, a disco and an on-site dive
Inclusive packages, including roundtrip air fare, roundtrip
transfers and three-nights' accommodations, are available from $519
per person, double.
Travel agents receive up to 14% commission on SunTrips'
SunTripsThe Melia Turquesa Hotel in Cancun created an inclusive plan
valid through Dec. 24, 2001.
Phone: (800) SUNTRIPS
The nightly rate starts at $105 per person, double, and includes
deluxe accommodations, a daily breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet,
domestic drinks from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., theme parties, the use of
a safe-deposit box, unlimited use of tennis courts and room
Children ages 8 and younger stay for free (limit two children
per room with two paying adults).
The hotel also continues to offer a European Plan upon
The 11-story Melia Turquesa hotel is a Mayan pyramid-shaped
structure with 450 rooms and suites that offer a water view.
A daily activities program for children ages 4 to 12 includes
sand castle-building contests, painting and bingo.
The resort is a 20-minute drive from the Cancun Airport and
close to area attractions.
Phone: (800) 33 MELIAGogo Worldwide Vacations reduced package prices to certain
Group reservations: (888) 33 MELIA
In Cancun, the operator cut package prices by up to 30% at the
A three-night package at the hotel starts at $186 per person,
double, through Aug. 31.
Also, kids under 18 stay free in their parents' room, and guests
are guaranteed tee times in advance of their arrival once the
booking is made.
Also in Cancun, clients receive a free night when they purchase
a four-night package at the Krystal Cancun.
In Puerto Vallarta, a four-night package at the Hotelito
Desconocido costs $679 per person, double, through Aug. 31, a
savings of 25% compared with the high-season rate.
Contact your local Gogo office.American Airlines Vacations is offering 10,000 AAdvantage bonus
miles per booking on packages to the Caribbean and Mexico.
In Mexico, the promotion applies to flights to Acapulco, Cancun,
Cozumel, Guadalajara, Los Cabos, Mexico City and Puerto
The Mexico and Caribbean bonus miles are available on vacations
booked through July 31 for travel to Mexico between Aug. 1 and Nov.
30, and for travel to the Caribbean between Aug. 1 and Nov. 15.