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 12/14/2009 8:22:51 AM ET 2009-12-14T13:22:51

Book by: December 22

Travel by: February 28

The deal
Say “adiós” to your rug rats, family, and friends in the States and “¡hola!” to the adults-only El Dorado Royale Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico this winter. For a limited time only, this opulent all-inclusive beachfront resort is slashing its nightly prices to $359 — that’s $120 off standard rates!

Plus, El Dorado Royale is giving its guests $500 worth of resort credit, which can be redeemed at the resort spa and wine cellar, or used for a romantic candlelight dinner on the beach.

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The nightly rate for the resort’s Gourmet Inclusive program also includes:
•    Unlimited meals, available a la carte, 24 hours day
•    Unlimited alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages
•    Use of king-size beach beds with butlers for food, drinks, and tanning supplies
•    All non-motorized water sports
•    Scuba-diving clinic in the pool
•    Live music and shows
•    Cooking and dancing lessons
•    Use of bicycles, fitness center, sauna and steam room
•    Day and night tennis
•    Fully-stocked mini-bar
•    Taxes and gratuities

Just be sure to book soon — although travel is valid from January 4 through February 28, this offer expires December 22.

About the resort: El Dorado Royale was voted one of the Top 100 Hotels in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and features 605 luxury suites with Jacuzzis for two, as well as private terraces with hammocks and chairs. The adults-only resort also contains seven 5-star restaurants, 13 bars, a full-service, state-of-the-art spa, and even a seaside chapel.

The dollars
Rates are based on double occupancy. Resort credit is $250 per person, for $500 total.

The catch
The resort credit cannot be applied to all activities. If you want to go on tours you’ll have to pay extra.

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