MEXICO CITY -- Summer in Mexico is plenty hot, so hotels have
created packages designed to heat up their off-season business.
A sampling follows:The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita offers a variety of packages
that are available through October.
The Gateway to Heaven package starts at $350 per night, double,
and includes an oceanview room plus a fifth night free when four
nights are booked.
A five-night Spa package starts at $3,400, double. Each client
receives two 80-minute massages, one 50-minute massage, a body
scrub, a body treatment, a manicure, a pedicure and a spa gift. The
package also includes unlimited use of the tennis facilities,
non-motorized water sports and airport transfers.
The Celebration package costs $3,300, double. It includes seven
nights' accommodations, a bottle of champagne, two 50-minute
massages per person, nonmotorized water sports and transfers.
A Golf package costs $3,500, double. It includes five nights'
accommodations, unlimited golf, use of a practice range, regularly
scheduled golf clinics, two golf shirts, two 50-minute massages per
person, use of the tennis courts, nonmotorized water sports and
To book, call (800) 332-3442.The Palmilla Resort in Los Cabos offers four summer
The Romance plan is priced at $1,990, double. It includes five
nights' accommodations, a bottle of wine, a choice of one daily
activity (an in-room massage, horseback riding, sunset cruise or a
round of golf) and airport transfers.
The Paradise package is priced at $345 per night, double and
includes a fifth night free when four nights are booked.
The three-night Unlimited Golf for Two package costs $1,535,
double. It includes three days of unlimited golf with use of a cart
at the Palmilla Golf Course plus use of the driving range.
The Palmilla Escape package features a daily choice of either
one round of golf at the Palmilla Golf Course (with use of a cart
and the driving range) or a one-hour sports massage. This package
is priced at $460 per night, double.
To book, call (800) 637-2226 or visit the Web site at www.palmillaresort.com.Viva Resorts' three Mexico properties -- Club Viva Azteca in
Playacar, Club Viva Maya in Playacar and Club Viva Vallarta in
Puerto Vallarta -- offer free instruction in tennis, self-defense,
stretching and "flamenco aerobics" this summer.
Free self-defense classes will be offered July 1 to 8 at Club
Viva Maya and July 9 to 15 at Club Viva Azteca; free tennis
instruction will be offered at Club Viva Maya Oct. 15 to 21 and
Club Viva Azteca Oct. 22 to 30; free stretching classes will be
offered May 21 to 31 at Club Viva Vallarta, and free "flamenco
aerobics" will be offered Oct. 8 to 22 at Club Viva Vallarta.
To book, call (800) 898-9968 or visit the Web at www.vivaresorts.com.The 366-room Splash Resort Caracol in Playa del Carmen offers a
daily Splash Into Summer rate of $75 per person, double, through
The rate includes all meals, snacks, beverages (including
alcohol), entertainment, sports activities and a supervised
Children age 2 to 12 are charged an additional $31 per
To book, call (800) 92-SPLASH or visit the Web site at www.splashresorts.com.The Krystal Ixtapa and Krystal Puerto Vallarta offer reduced
rates to guests who book their vacations through Pleasant Mexico
The two hotels offers a Fall Madness rate to Pleasant's guests
who stay in garden villa or garden pool junior suites.
The rates are combinable with a fourth-night-free promotion; a
$50 food-and-beverage credit on a four- to six-night stay, and a
$100 food-and-beverage credit on a stay of seven nights or
Four-night packages at the Krystal Ixtapa start at $166 per
person, double, while four-night packages at the Krystal Puerto
Vallarta start at $231.
The rate includes airport transfers, and hotel taxes and
To book, call (800) 448-3333 or visit www.2Mexico.com.