Mexico’s Top Summer Vacation Deals

Save on seasonal specials at these premier beachfront resorts


This summer, why not ditch the usual road trip or lake cottage and add some excitement to the season with a trip south of the border. Beachfront hotels all across Mexico are offering some sizzling seasonal specials, and now is the time to save and savor the sun, sand and surf.

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

June is a great time to visit Puerto Vallarta. The winter crowds are gone and the summer rainy season is yet to come. And a great place for an impromptu getaway is at the CasaMagna Marriott. The hotel offers direct access to the golden sands of Salado Beach, and just across the street is the Marina Vallarta and its top- rated golf course. The hotel’s infinity-edge pool provides a relaxing oasis, with magnificent views of Banderas Bay and the Sierra Madre Mountains. In addition to four on-site restaurants, the CasaMagna offers the Ceviche &Tequila Bar, serving up more than 180 varieties of this iconic libation, including some made at an on-site distillery. After indulging, guests can detox and renew at the Ohtli Spa, where treatments and healing traditions are inspired by ancient Huichol healing arts. Save 25 percent with the Sand Dollar Vacation Package, which includes a $50 daily resort credit. Use promo code S29 that is valid seven days a week through December 22, 2017. Rates from $104.00 to $219.00 per night.

Puerto Vallarta Mexico Marriott

The CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort is close to downtown attractions and the Marina Vallarta, where guests can book sailing excursions and seasonal whale watching cruises. Photo: Marriott Puerto Vallarta

Thompson Playa Del Carmen

Mexico’s coolest beach town is still on the vacation hot list, and the hippest place to be is at the corner of La Quinta Avenida and Calle 12. There, in the center of Playa’s vibrant restaurant and trendy club scene, the boutique Thompson Hotel provides a chic oasis of downtown luxury, with a rooftop playground featuring an infinity pool, panoramic ocean views, luxury cabanas and two dining venues that include famed Manhattan culinary concept CATCH. Beach lovers can book into the nearby Beach House, a sister property with 27 oceanfront rooms, and exclusive pool, private cabanas and an oceanfront restaurant. Both properties are offering special summer packages: when you book in for two nights, the third night is on the house. Summer rates start at $200.00 per night for the Fifth Avenue property and $270.00 per night at the Beach House.

Thompson Hotel Playa del Carmen Mexico

After the sun sets, the rooftop pool deck at the Thompson Playa del Carmen is transformed into a nightlife hot spot, with DJs and live music keeping the party going. Photo: Thompson Hotels

Papaya Playa Project

The beachside enclave known as Papaya Playa has long been the hippest spot in Tulum, and the resort’s new casitas take the eco- chic vibe to a whole new level. Built from stone, reclaimed and recycled wood and a clay-like composite substance containing an extract of the chuckun tree, these spacious dwellings are furnished and decorated with items created by local artisans. Casitas set in the jungle are elevated on stilts for minimal environmental impact, and large front terraces, plunge pools and roof decks rising above the trees. Oceanfront casitas sit mere feet from the surf, with high ceilings and large windows to catch the sea breezes and sounds of surf and jungle. To promote these new accommodations, Papaya Playa is offering a pay for 4 stay for 5 promotion for stays between June 26 and September 17, 2017.

Papaya Playa Tulum Mexico

The new oceanfront casitas at Papaya Playa Project are equipped with air conditioning, but designed to take advantage of natural cooling created by sea breezes from the Caribbean. Photo: Papaya Playa Project

Chileno Bay Resort & Residences

This new addition to the Cabo resort scene sits on the best slice of beach on the cape. With a year-round swimmable beach and infinity edged pool with direct ocean views, there are plenty of choices for those who want to get wet or float and relax. Golfers will delight in the 18-hole Tom Fazio designed course, which is reserved for members and guests of the resort. The Chileno Bay Resort & Residences features guest rooms and multi-bedroom villas with plenty of indoor-outdoor space for socializing with your group. Phase II of the development has added a new collection of two and four bedrooms villas located in a secluded area of the property, which affords stunning and expansive ocean views. Through December 20, 2017, the resort is offering a third night free plus daily full breakfasts for two at the resort’s signature restaurant, COMAL. Use booking code AUBERGE.

Chileno Bay Mexico

Oceanfront villas at the Chileno Bay Resort are furnished with large day beds, and overlook a private swimming cove set within a coastline of dramatic rock formations. Photo: Chileno Bay

Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos

This is the place to be if you want to get in some serious tee time this summer. Rated by Golf Digest as one of the top 50 golf hotels in the world, the Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa gives guests full access to the renowned courses of the Cabo del Sol Golf Club. The desert course is a Tom Weiskopt design in which each of the 18 holes is sculpted to complement the natural surroundings. The ocean course is a Jack Nicklaus Signature design that stretches along a mile of craggy coastline. After a day on the links, you can schedule a different kind of wine therapy at the SOMMA Wine Spa, where treatments tap into the antioxidant properties of wine and grapes. Choose a champagne mud wrap or a wine massage. Reward yourself with a summer getaway and save 40 percent on travel from July 7 to August 12, 2017.

Grand Fiesta Cabo San Lucas Mexico

The grounds of the 526-room Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos include six swimming pools, including an adults-only area with elevated ocean views and waiter service. Photo: Fiesta Americana