Mexico hasn't been this cheap in 15 years. The only question is where to plan your sunny escape.
Puerto Vallarta, from $61 per room per night
The Hotel Eloisa has a Third Night Free promotion: an air-conditioned room with a TV for $61 per room per night, or $122 for the required three-night stay (you only pay for the first two nights). The 77-room hotel is about 20 minutes from the airport, and some rooms have views of Banderas Bay and the Sierra Madre mountains. Don't need the TV or A/C? Rooms start at $51 per night without these amenities.
When: Through Dec. 23, 2008. Blackout dates are Nov. 14-16.
Details: All taxes included. Based on double occupancy; single occupancy rates start at $56 per room per night. Ask for Third Night Free offer. Breakfast not included.
Contact: 322/222-6465, hoteleloisa.com.
Mazatlán, from $82 per room per night
The Honeymoon & Romance package at the El Cid Castilla Beach resort includes accommodations in a one-bedroom suite (at the junior suite price) and a bottle of champagne in the room. Your suite will have a living area and a private balcony, with a pool or ocean view. The resort is along Castilla Beach in Mazatlán. Upgrade to the all-inclusive plan for $91 more per night.
When: Through Dec. 20, 2008.
Details: Does not include taxes of 18 percent. Based on double occupancy; no single bookings. Breakfast not included.
Contact: 888/733-7308, elcid.com.
Cancún, from $114 per room per night
Online booking agency Vacation Express has a ton of last-minute deals for Cancún. One that caught our attention: The Oasis Cancun includes accommodations; unlimited meals, snacks, and alcoholic drinks; and complimentary use of kayaks, sailboats, golf courses, tennis courts, and the on-site disco. The hotel is about 25 minutes from the airport. Rates start at $114 per room per night.
When: Through Dec. 20, 2008.
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Details: All taxes and gratuities are included. Based on double occupancy; single occupancy starts at $113 per room per night. Note that Vacation Express can add airport transfers from $10 per person and can also book round-trip airfare.
Contact: 800/309-4717, vacationexpress.com.
Cozumel, from $127 per room per night
The spa credit package at the all-inclusive Wyndham Cozumel Resort & Spa includes accommodations and a $100 spa credit at the on-site Islanders Spa. The 312-room beachfront resort is on the south side of the island (about 25 minutes from the airport). All meals, snacks, alcoholic beverages, and sodas are included; the hotel has four restaurants and three bars. Rates start at $127 per room per night, or $381 for the required three-night stay.
When: Through Dec. 23, 2008.
Details: Includes all taxes. Based on double occupancy; no single bookings. Requires a three-night stay.
Contact: 877/999-3223, wyndham.com.
Ixtapa, from $170 per room per night
The Tesoro Resort in Ixtapa has some good rates for families from now through the spring. Rates for an all-inclusive vacation for a family of four start at $170 per room per night, including accommodations, food, nonalcoholic drinks, daily entertainment and activities, activities at the Corsarios Kids' Club, and one free room service delivery per day. The resort is located along the Playa del Palmar strip in Ixtapa.
When: Through April 30, 2009.
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Details:Includes all taxes and fees. Based on double occupancy; no single bookings. Children under 12 stay for free; children ages 13 to 17 are charged the adult rate.
Contact: 866/998-3767, tesororesorts.com.
Los Cabos, from $217 per room per night
The Fiesta Americana Grand in Los Cabos provides guests with a $200 resort credit per reservation good toward food, beverages, and spa services. The 250-room resort is near a beach on the tip of Baja California. Rooms have private balconies and views of the Gulf of California. Rates start at $217 per room per night, or $651 for the required three-night stay.
When: Through Feb. 15, 2009.
Details: Does not include taxes of 24 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Three-night minimum stay required.
Contact: 800/343-7821, fiestaamericana.com.
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