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Travel Savings Alerts Newsletter, September 2011 Issue

Travel Savings Alerts
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ISSN: 1542-801X, Copyright  2011 
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Editor: Nicki Chodnoff

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  • Up to 40% off Barcelo Hotels & Resorts Mexico
  • Laketown Wharf Fall $99 Rates
  • Linger for Longer Package at Round Hill
  • TSA Hopes to Limit Patdowns on Children
  • S$1 Breakfast at Singapore Accor Hotels
  • Hebridean Island Cruises Early Booking Discount
  • West Michigan Giveaway
  • Ceiba Del Mar 4th Night Free
  • South Walton Facebook Photo Contest
  • U.S. Armed Forces Savings at Warwick Hotels
  • Orlando's Deal Season
  • Free Business Class Air with African Travel
  • Name Your Rate Sundays
  • Early Booking Values on Azamara 2012 Cruises
  • Asia, Australia Cruise Discounts
  • 25% Off Le Levant 7 Night St. Martin Cruise
  • Solitude Season Pass Pricing
  • Hertz New Gold Plus Rewards Program
  • Mystical Golf Magically Affordable Package
  • Up to 40% off at DoubleTree Resort in Puntarenas

    Up to 40% off Barcelo Hotels & Resorts Mexico

    If you are looking for a more authentic experience, you’ll appreciate the history and culture of Barcelo Hotels & Resorts’ locations in Riviera Maya and Los Cabos, Mexico.

    Through Oct. 31, 2011, book a stay at Barcelo resorts and receive up to 40 percent off the entire reservation. Plus, the resort has partnered with Nickelodeon for the Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free promotion. The Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free promotion is available through Oct. 31 for children under 12, and includes free nightly rates, daily meals, and planned activities for up to two children staying with two adults. These offers can be combined.

    At night, Mexican entertainment with traditional folklore is incorporated into the nightly shows. Mexican fiesta are hosted weekly with a live mariachi band and folk dancing, piñatas and Mexican games for children to learn and play.

    Barcelo Hotels & Resorts.

    Laketown Wharf Fall $99 Rates

    Laketown Wharf’s fall rates begin at $99 per night for getaways to Panama City Beach, FL.

    Reserve a one-bedroom condominium for a minimum of two nights by Oct. 31, 2011, to receive this special offer. Fall Savings rates are valid for all stays through Oct. 31, 2011.

    Bring the entire family with two-and three-bedroom units that start from $129 and $159 per night, valid with a two-night minimum. Rates do not include taxes and fees. Additional restrictions may apply.

    One- to three-bedroom units feature full kitchens, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, washer/dryer and private balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Onsite amenities include five resort pools, the poolside Cabana Bar & Grill, fitness center, meditation garden and boardwalk surrounding a freshwater lake.

    Laketown Wharf or 877/863-1688.

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    Linger for Longer Package at Round Hill

    Can't get enough fun in the sun? Round Hill, in Montego Bay, Jamaica, extends your tan and vacation by extending their 'Linger for Longer' package until Oct. 31, 2011.

    Book a seven-night stay and receive three nights free. Book 10 nights and receive four nights free. Book 14 nights and receive six nights free. This offer is available for the ocean front hotel rooms in the Pineapple House, the Villa Suites with semi-private pool, or complete Villas with two to six bedrooms. Villa Suite reservations for seven nights will receive two free 50-minute Tranquility massages. Complete Villa reservations for seven or more nights will receive free breakfast in the Villa, made-to-order for up to two people per room.

    Now booking is easier than ever with Round Hill's new website. New features include property images and navigation tools, a special section called 'My Round Hill Experience' allows you to book spa treatments, excursions, dinner reservations and more.

    Round Hill Hotel and Villas is on a 110-acre peninsula west of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Accommodations include 36 oceanfront guest rooms, 90 villa rooms and suites or 27 private two to six bedroom Signature Villas – most with private pools. Other highlights include open-air terrace dining and The Grill at Round Hill, family programs, an infinity pool, tennis courts, and an Elemis spa located in a restored 18th century plantation house.

    Round Hill Hotel and Villas or 800/972-2159.

    TSA Hopes to Limit Patdowns on Children

    Seeing a child being pat down at a U.S. airport makes most people see red. The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)said the agency was working to make security screening procedures less intrusive for small children.

    Airport screeners will now make repeated attempts to screen young children without invasive pat-downs. The agency is working to put that change in place around the country, and it should reduce, but not eliminate, pat-downs for children, an agency spokesman said.

    The TSA drew criticism when a video of a six-year-old child undergoing a TSA enhanced pat-down surfaced on the internet. Because the child moved while being screened by a body scanner, the blurry image prompted security officers to conduct a manual pat-down.

    Children and the elderly are mentioned as passengers who should not be considered serious threats. Critics of a one-size-fits-all approach to airport security prefer distinguishing non-threatening, low-risk passengers from those who could pose a potential risk. Despite the complaints, no clear answer is given as to how this can be done.

    The TSA will test its trusted traveler program at select airports as early as this fall. The program will allow you to volunteer background information in exchange for faster, less intrusive screening. The TSA plans to test the lighter screening concept with flight crews, beginning with pilots.

    S$1 Breakfast at Singapore Accor Hotels

    Through 2011, Accor Singapore Hotels extend an extra value hotel stay offer. Book the S$1 Breakfast Super Deal direct online and receive a buffet breakfast meal for up to two people per room, per night, for an additional SGD1.00 about .85 cents U.S.

    This offer is only available at four Accor Hotels in Singapore who are participating in this promotion. Room rates at the four hotels range from SGD148 to SGD208. Each room rate will include one night’s accommodation plus buffet breakfast for up to two people.

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    Hebridean Island Cruises Early Booking Discount

    BOOK BY SEP. 30 - - Hebridean Island Cruises offer four- to 10-day all-inclusive cruise options for 2012 and savings up to 15 percent on 2012 itineraries booked by Sep. 30, 2011.

    The 2012 brochure features savings of 10 percent off all 2012 itineraries. Book select cruises: “North to Kintyre,” “Gardens of the West,” “North to Orkney,” “Gaelic Explorer,” “Lochs and Isles,” and “South from Oban” and receive an additional five percent savings.

    The ship sails to remote coastal villages, picturesque islands, and inaccessible locations in bays and lochs. The service level includes 38 crew members for up to 50 passengers. Reduced fares for the cruises, offered March through November, start at $1,548 per person, double occupancy.

    The all-inclusive fares include all meals; beverages and select wines, spirits and champagne; escorted tours; a guest speaker program; and all port charges and gratuities. In addition, a variety of activities, such as the use of the ship’s bicycles to explore ashore, fishing, bridge, speedboat rides, are available for no additional fee.

    The Hebridean Princess’ 30 cabins, 10 built for solo travelers, are individually decorated and furnished with refrigerator, tea and coffee making equipment and television with video, iron, trouser press and built-in hair dryer.

    Shipboard amenities include a library, the Look-Out lounge, Conservatory, Columba Restaurant and the Tiree Lounge with large panoramic windows that afford incredible views.

    Hebridean Island Cruises or 877/600-2648.

    West Michigan Giveaway

    The West Michigan Tourist Association (WMTA) announced its latest website giveaway. You can enter to win a weekend trip to Grand Rapids, MI.

      The package includes:
    • Two night stay at the J.W. Marriott
    • Family four pack of passes to Frederick Meijer Gardens
    • Four passes to the Grand Rapids Public Museum and four carousel tickets
    • Four tickets to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

    To enter, visit the web site and follow the link on the homepage. A winner will be drawn on Oct. 14, 2011.

    West Michigan Tourist Association.

    Ceiba Del Mar 4th Night Free

    Ceiba del Mar Beachfront Resort & Wellness Spa is a boutique Riviera Maya hotel on a half-mile of a private beach. It offers travelers who book a four-night stay during the holidays with one extra night of accommodation at no extra cost with the Rest & Relax with 4th Night Free package.

      The offer includes:
    • four nights in ocean-view accommodations, with the fourth night free
    • A welcome champagne cocktail
    • Two 50-minute massages and 10 percent discount on all other spa therapies
    • Daily ala carte breakfast
    • One three-course private candlelight dinner for two with one bottle of wine and personal butler service.

    Rates for the Rest & Relax with 4th Night Free package start at $916 per room, per night, plus 19 percent tax based on double occupancy (European plan basis). Two optional meals plans are available: the European Plan (EP)with daily a la carte breakfast and the all-inclusive Luxury Gourmet Plan (LP), with all meals, snacks and top-brand beverages from Ceiba del Mar’s two restaurants and lounges. Gratuities are not included. Offer is not combinable with other promotions or available for group reservations.

    Located 20 minutes from Cancun, Ceiba del Mar has 88 suites (one a penthouse with expansive view) and deluxe rooms, two restaurants, a swimming pool; a spa with gym, and indoor/outdoor event spaces.

      All rooms have ocean views and the following amenities:
    • A balcony or terrace and hammock
    • Expansive sitting areas
    • A bathroom with a shower and separate bathtub
    • Organic Bath products
    • Free wireless Internet
    • Daily housekeeping service
    • 300 thread-count Premium Cotton linens and pillow menu
    • Free in-room morning coffee
    • Nightly turndown service with Mexican handcrafted gift
    • International cable TV and DVD/CD player
    • 24-hour room service

    Ceiba Del Mar Beach & Spa Resort or 800/490-0483.


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    South Walton Facebook Photo Contest

    Whether shared on Facebook or framed on living room walls, you can save a lasting memory of your beach vacation with a photo. Through Oct. 15, 2011, South Walton, in Northwest Florida, celebrates the tradition of the family beach photo with its "Find Your Perfect Beach" contest. The contest gives you the chance to win prizes valued at more than $90,000.

    To enter, Facebook fans can "like" South Walton and share photo memories for a chance to win a seven-day vacation to the beach neighborhood of their choice.

    For those visiting the destination during the contest dates, there is an added bonus: Beach Appreciation Teams will roam the 15 beach neighborhoods each day choosing five families to win a free beach portrait sitting from Vacation Portraits Photography.

    Those who have yet to discover the destination can still win prizes by visiting South Walton's Facebook page.

      Prizes include:
    • Grand Prize – By submitting a South Walton beach photo, you are entered to win a six night trip for four to your favorite South Walton beach neighborhood, including travel expenses, accommodations and activities.
    • Finalist Prizes – 15 entrants, selected by fellow fans, will each receive a $500 gift card and be entered in the grand prize drawing.
    • Random Voter Prize – Fans who vote for one of the 15 finalists have an opportunity to win as well. One voter will receive a three night trip for two to South Walton, including accommodations and a $500 gift card.
    • "New Visitor" Prizes – The contest for people who haven’t visited South Walton to pick which beach they'd most enjoy, for the chance to win one of 15 $500 gift cards and a Sony Bloggie.
    • Weekly Prizes – Each week during the contest, one entrant's photo will be selected and featured as South Walton's Facebook profile image. These winners receive a $100 gift card.

    South Walton.

    U.S. Armed Forces Savings at Warwick Hotels

    Warwick Hotels offers active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces on leave with their families a 25 to 50 percent discount for up to two rooms, allowing for privacy and family time.

    The discount is part of an Armed Forces R&R package available at five U.S. Warwick Hotels, in New York, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco and Seattle. The package is for servicemen and women with military identification and leave or deployment paperwork (with rate code WKMILE). The percentage of discount varies – usually at least 25 percent off the best available rate that may be applied to two rooms, including suites (except in Seattle, where the suite offer is not available). This makes it easier for the whole family to reconnect, yet still provides privacy when needed.

    Warwick Hotels began providing the military discount in March 2008. Rates and discounts vary by season, but a discount is offered most days, including holidays, based on space availability. Each Warwick hotel may also offer discounts in their restaurants or on amenities like Wi-Fi.

    Reservations for the Armed Forces R&R Package can be made by telephone or the Warwick Web site. Click on the Special Offers button at the top of the home page, scroll down to the Armed Forces R&R package and select the hotel you would like to book. Use rate code WKMILE.

    Warwick International Hotels or 800/203-3232.

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    Orlando's Deal Season

    Visit Orlando, Orlando's destination marketing organization, offers the best rates of the year. Through Sep. 30, 2011, the Visit Orlando web site offers rates up to 65 percent off on accommodations and specials on theme parks, dining and golf.

      As part of its "2nd Summer" campaign, Visit Orlando partners with Travelocity to offer some of the lowest accommodation rates of the year including:
    • 5-star Waldorf Astoria Orlando – rates from $141 per night
    • 4-star Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress – rates from $118 per night
    • 3-star CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort – rates from $85 per night
    • 3-star The Wyndham Orlando Resort – rates from $63 per night
    • Accommodations deals are featured on the main page and throughout the Travelocity booking engine. Accommodations rates are subject to change and availability.
      "2nd Summer" theme park offers include:
    • Walt Disney World Resort – Free dining plan when you buy the New Memories Vacation package (restrictions apply)
    • Universal Orlando Resort – Save up to 30 percent at an on-site hotel, plus stay three nights or longer and receive $150 in resort savings
    • SeaWorld Orlando – Adult tickets at kids prices, plus a second day free

    In addition, Visit Orlando's Magicard, a free and downloadable savings card, offers enhanced deals on car rental, golf, spa and outdoor activities.

    September is Visit Orlando's Magical Dining month when more than 65 Orlando-area restaurants offer three-course dinners for $30. Restaurants include Emeril's Tchoup Chop, the Capital Grille, Luma on Park and Ocean Prime. One dollar of each purchased dinner is donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida.

    Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month .
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    Free Business Class Air with African Travel

    BOOK BY SEP 15, 2011 - - African Travel, Inc. has an eight-day Tanzanian Sky Safari where you get free business class airfare when you book by Sep. 15, 2011. Subject to availability, travel is on select dates through Oct 26, 2011. Free international business class airfare is from Washington DC to Kilimanjaro and back. Fuel and park fees are included. Taxes of $92 per person are additional. Add-ons from other U.S. cities are available.

    This journey includes Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, all wildlife viewing locales. Stays are at Arusha Coffee Lodge, Tarangire Treetops, the Manor at Ngorongoro and Migration Camp. Transport between destinations is provided by a outfitted executive Grand Caravan and an eight-seat aircraft. Game drives are in custom built Safari Cruisers.

    The Tanzania Sky Safari includes one night in Arusha, two nights at Tarangire National Park, two nights at Ngorongoro, and two nights at Serengeti National Park.

    Prices are $6,895 per person, land only, based on double occupancy through Oct. 26, 2011.

    African Travel or 800/421-8907.

    Name Your Rate Sundays

    Through the end of 2011, travelers to Fort Lauderdale can pay whatever they like.

    Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa announces the Name Your Rate Sundays promotion: book a three-night stay, including Sunday evening, and you can name your own price for Sunday, with no minimum rate.

    Name Your Rate Sundays is available through Dec. 22, 2011, starting at $229 per night. Based on availability, the rate does not include tax and additional restrictions may apply.

    Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is set on 16 oceanfront acres and its own private beach. All 650 guest rooms and suites feature 32-inch flat screen televisions and deluxe bedding with down comforters, cotton sheets and feather pillows. Rooms have high-speed Internet access, two-lined telephones with message service, data ports, in-room safes, individual climate control, mini-bar and most accommodations offer private balconies.

    Name Your Rate Sundays reservations. Use promotional code DOD. After booking online, a reservationist will reach out within 72 hours to “name your rate” for Sunday night and resend a confirmation reflecting the preferred Sunday rate. With a three-night minimum, early check-out voids this promotion.


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    Early Booking Values on Azamara 2012 Cruises

    Plan ahead for a 2012 Azamara voyage and save 50 percent off on brochure rates and credits up to $2,000, per guest, for airfare booked through Azamara’s ChoiceAir program for nearly all 2012 voyages booked by Dec. 31, 2011.

    Azamara also offers savings on 2012 Land Discoveries shore excursions.

    If you book an Asia 2012 voyage before the end of the year, you can double your savings with ChoiceAir credits. Book an Ocean View or Veranda stateroom, or Club Continent suite and get up to $1,000 credit per person. Club Ocean and Club World Owner Suite guests receive a $2,000 ChoiceAir credit per person, based on double occupancy.

    Book any other 2012 Azamara voyage by Dec. 31, 2011, and receive $500 ChoiceAir credit per person for Ocean View and Veranda Staterooms or Club Continet Suites and $1,000 ChoiceAir credit per person for Club Ocean and Club World Owner Suites. Offers are only valid for new individual U.S. and Canada bookings and for flight arrangements booked through ChoiceAir.

    Passengers aboard the Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest enjoy amenities, such as included gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff; free bottled water, sodas, specialty coffee, and teas, plus free red and white boutique wines at lunch and dinner; free self-service laundry; English Butler service for suite guests; and shuttle bus to city centers in ports, where available.

    Azamara’s 694-passenger Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, with a combination of 347 suites and staterooms, offer a boutique hotel ambience while sailing to destinations larger ships cannot reach. Azamara Club Cruises sails European destinations, the Holy Land and Black Sea, Asia, South America and less-traveled islands of the West Indies.

    Azamara Club Cruises early booking values or 877/999-9553.

    Asia, Australia Cruise Discounts

    AdventureSmith Explorations offers discounts on select cruises September through December 2011 around Asia and Australia aboard the Orion and Orion II.

    On a double booking, couples receive 25 percent off per person or, if traveling solo, the single supplement is waived.

    The Orion carries 50 couples in 50 suites attended by a crew of 75. Cruises start from $3,150 per person.

      Discounted cruises aboard the Orion are:
    • Great Barrier Reef Sep. 21
    • Adventures of Lord Howe & Aotearoa Sep. 26
    • Exploration of the Antipodes Oct. 24
    • Tasmania Food & Wine Nov. 7 and 26
    • New Zealand and sub-Antarctic and Wildlife Adventure Dec. 20, 2011.

    A sister ship, Orion II, operated in Antarctica as Celia II and was relaunched this year following a technical refit. She accommodates 100 guests in 50 suites with a staff of 68.

      Discounted cruises aboard the Orion II are:
    • Gulf of Siam Explorer Oct. 10 and 22
    • Vietnam Explorer Nov. 18, 27 and Dec. 6
    • Thailand, Temples & Mekong Dec. 15, 2011.

    AdventureSmith Explorations or 800/728-2875.

    25% Off Le Levant 7 Night St. Martin Cruise

    Yacht cruise company, Compagnie du Ponant, expands its cruise options to include 17 Caribbean sailings and offer a seven-night St. Martin cruise with savings of up to 25 percent. The two 2012 sailings aboard the 330-foot yacht Le Levant travel roundtrip from St. Martin visiting ports in the British Virgin Islands, French West Indies, Antigua, St. Kitts-Nevis and the municipalities of the Netherlands.

    Fares are a 25 percent savings under Ponant’s Bonus program – the more in advance the booking, the greater the savings. Prices for the Mar. 12 and 19, 2012 departures range from $2,410 to $3,286 per person, double occupancy; brochure prices are $3,213 to $4,381. In addition, a $400 shipboard credit per stateroom, based on double occupancy, is offered to new guests on any cruise who book by Sep. 31, 2011.

    After embarking in St. Martin, the ship sails to Antigua, Saba, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda and St. Bart’s before returning to St. Martin.

    Ponant’s staff to guest ratio is greater than 1 to 2. The 330-foot Le Levant holds 90 passengers, two restaurants, a lounge, several bars, a library, a swimming pool, a beauty and fitness area with sauna, and salon plus a 4,300-square-foot Sun Deck. Its 45 outside staterooms have king size or twin beds, a desk, minibar, dressing table, marble baths with showers and L’Occitane amenities.

    Staterooms include flat screen satellite TVs, DVD/CD players, satellite direct-dial telephone and Wi-Fi and 110/220 outlets.

    Included in all sailings are all meals with wine, beer and soda; Captain’s welcome, cocktail parties and gala dinner; 24-hour room service; and all entertainment, events and shows as indicated in the itinerary. Port charges/taxes, gratuities, optional excursions and transfers are additional.

    Compagnie du Ponant or 888/400-1082.

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    Solitude Season Pass Pricing

    With last season’s snowfall still on the mountain, Solitude Mountain Resort rolls out their season pass options. Solitude Mountain Resort is a year-round, family-friendly resort located 12 miles from the edge of Salt Lake City.

    Ticket Paks are sold in five, 10 and 15 day increments, beginning at $35 a day – almost half the window rate in season. For an additional $4 a day you can "rollover" credit from unused days to next season. It’s like an insurance policy for people who may not ski all 10 or 15 days.

    Utah’s most flexible season pass, the Custom Season Pass, allows you to choose which days you want to ski all season. For example, if you choose to ski on just Wednesdays all season, it will cost $279 for a season pass. You may choose to mix and match a weekday with a Sunday and only pay for the days you actually use.

    The Family Pak allows adults to get 12 days to split between them, either equally or more for one parent. Two children (juniors ages seven to 15) are given unlimited season passes and children six and under ski free. And a family can choose two additional add-ons such as spa treatments, demo rentals, ski school lessons, or pizzas, included at the $859 price. Additional adult days and juniors days or passes can be added for larger families.

    Traditional season passes are available with the Monday to Thursday option for $499 and a full season pass is $999, a reduction of $100 from last season.

    Solitude Mountain Resort or 800/748-4754.

    Hertz New Gold Plus Rewards Program

    Hertz airport car rental brand launched a new customer loyalty program, Gold Plus Rewards with enhancements to make earning rewards faster and easier. Gold Plus Rewards provides flexible reward options including points that never expire, 'AnyDay' reward options with no blackout periods, online redemption, international point accrual, and reward cars from Hertz's new Adrenaline Collection.

    To introduce the program, Hertz offers a 500 point sign up bonus, equivalent to a free weekend rental day, and a 100 bonus points per paid rental day on qualifying rentals through Sep. 30, 2011. In addition, for a limited time, Hertz waives the $60 sign up fee for its Gold service.

    With Hertz Gold Plus Rewards you earn one Gold Plus Rewards Point per dollar spent on qualifying Hertz rentals. Points are tracked automatically and can be redeemed online.

    Hertz Gold Plus Rewards.

    Mystical Golf Magically Affordable Package

    Mystical Golf, owner and operator of the Witch, Man-O-War and Wizard golf courses in Myrtle Beach offers its "Magically Affordable" stay-and-play package from Sep. 1, 2011. The three Mystical Golf courses are rated from 4 to 4-1/2 stars by Golf Digest.

    Located within 15 minutes of Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), Mystical Golf's condos are near attractions, nightlife and The Grand Strand - 60 plus miles of uninterrupted Atlantic Coast beaches.

      The "Magically Affordable" stay-and-play package includes:
    • One round with cart on The Witch, Man-O-War and The Wizard
    • Three-bedroom golf villa (four beds)
    • Free steak dinner with non-alcoholic beverages, taxes, tips
    • Free lunch and range balls
    • $15 gift card toward a golf shirt
    • $23 instant replay (day of play)
      Package rates are per person, per night with one round of golf with carts, based on quad occupancy.
    • Through Oct. 31, 2011 and May 1 to 31, 2012 the per person rate is $124
    • Nov. 1 to 30, 2011 $114 per night
    • Dec. 1, 2011 to Jan. 31, 2012 $69 per night
    • Feb. 1 to 29, 2012 $79 per night
    • Mar. 1 to Apr. 30, 2012 $133 per night

    Mystical Golf Magically Affordable Package or 843/282.2977.

    Up to 40% off at DoubleTree Resort in Puntarenas

    The all-inclusive beachfront DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Costa Rica in Puntarenas offers rates from $99 per person, per night. Children ages four to 12 are $45 per child, per night.

    Valid on all Sunday to Thursday arrivals for reservations booked by Sep. 30, 2011, the offer is subject to availability. The offer is good for travel through Dec. 15, 2011. Blackout dates and certain restrictions apply.

      The offer saves up to 40 percent off the resort's regular rates and features:
    • All meals, snacks and beverages
    • Daily activities, including a cocktail making class
    • Nightly entertainment, including karaoke nights
    • Admission to kids and teens clubs
    • Nonmotorized water sports

    The closest beach resort to San Jose, Costa Rica, offers 11 restaurants and bars, a pool complex and a casino.

    DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Costa Rica.

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