Photos: Marvelous Mexico

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  1. Tempting Tulum

    The Mayan City of Tulum, Mexico is located on the Caribbean Sea coast of the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. (Ml Sinibaldi / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. View from Palenque

    Tourists sit atop a pyramid in Palenque, set in the foothills of the Tumbal mountains of Chiapas Mexico. (Marco Ugarte / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Blessings in Chiapas

    A tzotzil child walks in front of the church of San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas. (Matias Recart / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Luxury in Puerto Vallarta

    The terrace on the Celestial Suite is seen at Hacienda San Angel in Puerto Vallarta. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Ancient stories

    This photo shows details of a Maya stone, relating the coming to power of governor Sir Jupiter Humenate and dated 613 AC, found in Tonina, Ocosingo, Chiapas. (Janet Schwartz / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Mexico magic

    Mexico City, the capital city of the nation of Mexico. (Diego Goldberg / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Musical Mexico

    A mariachi band play on a punt at the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco in Mexico City. (Danny Lehman / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Cool Cancun

    Cancun, Mexico is ranked as one of the top international vacation destinations. The beaches of Cancun have been completely restored following damage caused by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Travelers will find its newly renovated resorts, restaurants, beaches and attractions better and even more accessible than ever. (Business Wire) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Isla bonita

    The ferry landing on Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Isla Mujeres is a tiny island mere miles from the Yucatan coast, and feels a world away from Cancun's hustle and bustle. Isla Mujeres, thriving in its own tourism, manages to maintain the feeling of a small fishing village. (Anja Schlein / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Soccer and bullfights

    Estadio Azul (left), a soccer stadium; and Plaza Mexico, the world's largest bullring, in Mexico City. (Danny Lehman / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Azure Cortez

    People kayak in the Bahia de Loreto National Park, in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. (Terry Prichard / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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updated 2/12/2009 11:09:10 AM ET 2009-02-12T16:09:10

Cabo San Lucas, from $50 per room per night
The Hotel Mar de Cortez, in downtown Cabo, has a great rate for those of you looking to escape the resort scene. The 90-room colonial-style hotel has a swimming pool and a restaurant — it was one of the original hotels when Cabo San Lucas was a sleepy fishing village. Now, the hotel is near upscale shops, as well as the beach and marina. Rates start at $50 per room per night.

When: Ongoing.

Details: Does not include taxes of 13 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 800/347-8821, mardecortez.com.

Cabo San Lucas, from $80 per room per night
Tesoro Los Cabos is offering a Peso Pincher rate of 12 percent off regular rates. The hotel, which has a swimming pool and a spa, is in downtown Cabo San Lucas, near restaurants, shops and hopping bars. It's also easy to get to the many area beaches. Rates start at $80 per room per night.

When: March 1-April 30, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 13 percent or a resort fee of about $4 per night. Based on single or double occupancy. Use promo code PESO.

Contact: 866/998-3767, tesororesorts.com.

Punta Arena, from $120 per room per night
The Costa Club Punta Arena Hotel is offering a great all-inclusive rate now through mid-April. For $120 per room per night, you receive accommodations, three meals a day (á la carte or buffet-style), unlimited snacks and beverages (including alcohol), recreational activities and entertainment, a city tour, and free entrance to discos in Puerto Vallarta, about five minutes away. The resort is decorated in a tropical style and has two pools. Rates start at $120 per room per night.

When: Through April 11, 2009.

Details: Includes all taxes and gratuities. Based on single or double occupancy. Two kids under 12 can stay and eat for free; kids 13 to 17 are $20 per night. Additional adults are $50 per night. Upgrade to a suite for $25 per night.

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Contact: 888/351-5017, puntaarena.com.

When: Through April 30, 2009.

Details: Includes all taxes and fees. Based on double occupancy; no single bookings. Kids under 12 stay for free; kids 13 to 17 are charged the adult rate.

Contact: 866/998-3767, tesororesorts.com.

Slideshow: Cancún caliente

Riviera Nayarit, from $174 per room per night
Occidental Hotels & Resorts has launched a winter sale for its properties in Mexico and the Caribbean. At the Allegro Nuevo Vallarta, you'll save about 20 percent off regular winter prices. The resort is all-inclusive, meaning all your meals, snacks and drinks (with or without alcohol) are included in the rate. You can also take advantage of unlimited water sports, horseback riding, and dance classes, plus there's nightly entertainment and a kids' club. The Allegro Nuevo Vallarta is on the Banderas Bay and about 25 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta. Rates start at $174 per room per night.

When: Through March 30, 2009.

Details: Includes all taxes and gratuities. Based on double occupancy; single occupancy rates start around $209 per night. Kids under 12 stay free.

Contact: 800/858-2258, occidentalhotels.com.

When: Through Dec. 11, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 17 percent. Based on quad occupancy (two adults and two kids). Requires a three-night stay. Access to the Kid's Club is $20 for each additional child ages 4 to 12.

Contact: 888/727-23473, puertovallartamarriott.com.

Slideshow: Mexico Citylife

Mexico City, from $205 per room per night
The Bed and Breakfast package at the Marquis Reforma Hotel includes accommodations, breakfast daily, complimentary Internet access, and 500 American Airlines miles. The 209-room, art deco–inspired hotel also has a fitness center and spa. You'll be in the heart of the city's business and cultural districts, near the Chapultepec Castle and the National Museum of Anthropology. Rates start at $205 per room per night.

When: Through Dec. 31, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 17 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 877/238-9399, marquisreforma.com.

Riviera Maya, from $226 per room per night
The all-inclusive, adults-only Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort offers seven restaurants, as well as four bars for unlimited snacks, cocktails, juice, and soft drinks. The 252 villa-style rooms have standard amenities (including air-conditioning), and the resort has a pool and four Jacuzzis. Rates start at $226 per room per night.

When: Sept. 1–Oct. 31, 2009; add $30 for May 1–June 30 and Nov. 1–Dec. 31; $44 for Apr. 13–30 and July 1–Aug. 31; $134 through Apr. 12, 2009.

Details: All taxes included. Based on double occupancy; single occupancy rates start at $113 per night.

Contact: 011-52/984-875-1800, hoteles-catalonia.com.

If you're looking for bottom-of-the-barrel prices, one site to monitor is Cheap Caribbean. The deals page almost always has Mexico properties with great prices but short booking windows.

Orbitz's Deal-O-Rama, a twice-monthly promotion, is featuring Cancún now through February 15. You can save 40 percent at the La Amada Hotel in Cancún, among other deals.

Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

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