It’s April, and if you haven’t yet filed your taxes, it’s time to get going. And once you’ve wrapped things up, and breathed that annual sigh of relief, maybe it’s time to reward yourself with a vacation to a beach in Mexico. To help you get packing, some of the country’s leading resorts are offering tax season specials to help that refund buy even more time in the sun.
Temptation Cancun Resort
This all-inclusive resort, known as “The Playground for Grown- Ups” provides over-21 age guests with a fun-filled atmosphere for a sensual vacation. The property offers a number of gourmet restaurants, daily adult-centric activity programs and three themed pools, including a topless optional sundeck. Nightly shows, live music, and DJ sessions keep the party going. Book during the Tax Return special, which runs from April 20 to 23, 2018, for travel between July 1 and December 20, 2018, and you can lock in up to 58 percent off published rates, starting at $200 per person per night, and also enjoy a complimentary one-way luxury airport transfer. Go to www.temptationtaxreturn.com
This all-inclusive resort delivers the best of both worlds, as it sits on the prime sands of the Playacar beach district, yet is just minutes away from shopping, dining and the lively street scene of Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue District. With 286 suite-style rooms, four restaurants and two large pools, the Allegro Playacar delivers a premium vacation experience at a mid-range, all- inclusive price. On-site amenities include a spa, water sports, a kids’ club, tennis courts, and a nightclub. Daily activities and nightly entertainment offer something for both families and adults. By booking online at the Allegro site anytime through December 20, 2018, travelers can save up to 40 percent off standard rates for travel through 2019. www.barcelo.com/allegro-playacar/offers
Solmar Hotels & Resorts
Solmar Hotels & Resorts is Cabo San Lucas’ premier collection of luxury beach resorts. The five properties in the group deliver a range of resort experiences that offer a mix of lavish rooms, suites and villas. Vacationers can choose between the intimate setting of the Solmar Resort, the opulent and expansive grounds of the Playa Grande, the sweeping views from the Ridge at Playa Grande, or the ultimate luxuries and spectacular setting of the Grand Solmar. Book before July 31, 2018, for travel through December 20, 2019, and receive 60 percent off the entire stay. These promotional rates can be found at promotions.solmar.com/taxreturn
Special rates make this five-star property even more enticing. Sitting on a private beach and swimming cove on Manzanillo’s Santiago Peninsula, the all-suite, all-inclusive Barceló Karmina complements premier ocean views with lush garden-like landscaping and a stunning Mayan-inspired design. The property includes four award-winning restaurants; six interconnected swimming pools with waterfalls, the full service U-Spa and daily entertainment. The resort is family friendly, with dedicated facilities for children and young adults, and special menus at all restaurants. Select areas of the resort are also dedicated to a quieter adults-only experience. Book a stay before April 30, 2018, and you can save up to 35 percent on stays, while also earning $500 in resort credits. www.barcelo.com/barcelo-karmina
Las Brisas Acapulco
One of Acapulco’s most iconic hotels is offering a special weekend escape that combines luxury and adventure. At Las Brisas Acapulco, guests can book a casita with a private pool and spectacular views of the bay at starting rate of $230 per night for 2 people. One night, they can enjoy a dinner at Zibu, the acclaimed Mexican-Thai fusion restaurant, then linger over a three-course meal at La Perla while watching the world-famous cliff divers perform. During the day, thrills await at XTASEA, the longest over the water zip line in the world, followed by relaxation on a tour of Tres Palos Lagoon. Add it all up, and a couple could enjoy all these experiences and more for a special rate of $1,150. Visit www.lasbrisashotels.com.mx/en/acapulco.