HOT DEAL: Casa Yalmakaan – Acapulco

August 13, 2009


Casa Yalmakaan, Acapulco

Enjoy a special rate of  $195 USD +taxes during weekdays (Monday through Thursday). Normal rate is $270 USD. 

For weekend stays, special rate is $240 USD + taxes (normal rate $290 USD). There is a two-night minimum but stay 3 nights and you’ll enjoy the 4th night free!

Valid for stays during August, September and up to October 15, 2009.

For more information on the hotel please click HERE.


HOT DEAL: El Tamarindo Beach & Golf Resort

August 5, 2009

El Tamarindo Beach and Golf Resort, Costalegre


Enjoy 50% off published rates when booking 3+ nights at the private El Tamarindo Beach & Golf Resort. Valid for stays between August 15 and November 15, 2009.

* European plan. Does not apply for previously confirmed bookings or groups. Subject to availability.

Call us at:

1.800.728.9098 (US and Canada) | 01.800.508.7923 (Mexico)


Sultry Summer Specials at Mexico Boutique Hotels

July 2, 2009



That’s HOT!


Couples Invited To Spice Up Their Romance With Sultry Summer Specials From Mexico Boutique Hotels  


Looking for fireworks after the 4th of July? Whether it’s a colonial getaway for some turn-of-the-century wooing or an adventurous beach vacation complete with a whale shark close-up, Mexico Boutique Hotels has the right destination at the right price for you to make those sparks fly.  


All rates are per package per couple and are in US dollars. For more details on these fantastic packages, call 1-800-728-9098 (US and Canada) or visit, click on the HOTELS tab and scroll down for the property you wish to experience.  


CASA DE SIERRA NEVADA (SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE) – Love Serenade – 4 days, 3 nights

Daily breakfast Bottle of sparkling wine on arrival. One 5-course dinner for two prepared by the Executive chef and accompanied by a bottle of house wine. Excursion to a neighboring Thermal Springs Spa with roundtrip transportation. Two-hour guided walking tour. Flowers and candles in your room. Rates start at $1,195 for a deluxe room. Valid through October 1, 2009 


Romance in San Miguel de Allende

Sultry nights in San Miguel de Allende



HACIENDA LOS LAURELES (OAXACA) – Oaxacan Romance – 4 days, 3 nights

Junior Suite with Jacuzzi. Welcome cocktail. Fruit basket. Floral arrangement. Bottle of champagne upon arrival. Daily a la carte breakfast. One dinner for two personally designed and prepared by the executive chef. Keepsake handcraft. One temazcal treatment per couple. 10% discount on local tours and spa services. Roundtrip airport transfers. Rates start at $1,602 (18% tax and gratuities not included) Additional night: $295 USD + 18% tax. Valid through August 31, 2009 (black-out dates may apply during National and International holidays)


Peaceful privacy, Oaxaca Style.

Peaceful privacy, Oaxaca style.


LA QUINTA LUNA (CHOLULA) – Romantic Weekend – 3 days, 2 nights

Upgrade upon arrival (subject to availability). Daily a la carte breakfast. Welcome cocktail. One 3-course dinner for two with a bottle of wine. One-hour relaxing massage per person. Room decoration with candles and floral arrangement. Rates start at $395 for a Standard Room Rates are subject to change without prior notice; includes 17% taxes. Valid through August 31, 2009




Romantic hideaway at the foot of one the world's largest pyramides

Romantic hideaway at the foot of one the world's largest pyramides




LAS ALAMANDAS (COSTALEGRE) – Romance on the Beach – 4 days, 3 nights 

Ocean View or Ocean Front Luxury room. Ground transportation to and from either Puerto Vallarta or Manzanillo Airport. Welcome cocktails upon arrival. Tropical fruit platter & beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers placed in your suite. Romantic details and a bottle of wine in your suite upon arrival. A candlelit dinner for two on the beach. Early check in and late check out. Daily continental breakfast in the Oasis or Palapa Beach Club restaurants, or in the privacy and comfort of your own Suite. Rates start at $2,440 (does not include 17% tax and 15% service charge; certain blackout dates apply). Package must be reserved before October 31; valid through Nov. 30, 2009 



Secluded, seductive setting within a tropical paradise

Secluded, seductive setting within a tropical paradise


XALOC RESORT (ISLA HOLBOX) – Rustic Romance and Adventure – 6 days, 5 nights 

Special welcome cocktail. Daily a la carte breakfast.  One romantic dinner with a bottle of national wine. A set of handmade bath soap. One full size hammock. Round trip transfers from Cancun airport. Add on $190 for a whale shark tour for two. Rates start at $1,180 for a pool view room (rates include taxes) Valid through August 28, 2009


Casual caribbean getaway with an adventurous twist

Casual caribbean getaway with an adventurous twist

Mexico On Sale – But At What Cost?

June 29, 2009

Mexico For Sale

Mexico seems to be having a fire sale right now. Everywhere you turn, prices are being slashed.

The NY Times’ Michelle Higgins published her list.

National Geographic Traveler posted their review of this phenomenon.

Maribeth Mellin, award-winning Mexico travel journalist, said her piece here.

Certainly, the “epidemic of fear” paraded by the media in its headlines has had a dramatic impact on Mexico’s travel and tourism industry. All related business have had to drastically reduce their rates while attempting to maintain same service levels. To say this is a challenge is a gross understatement. If you add to that the fact that the global economic situation had already forced a worldwide travel “sale epidemic” of its own, Mexico tourism—with its extra cloud of doom over its head—has been reduced to cutting rates on already substantial discounts dictated by International competition.

Initially, and superficially I think, lower rates can entice some travelers to come back, but it’s a fine line (and a dangerous one) when tourism products (hotels, restaurants, tours, etc.) are forced to operate with little or no profit margins and STILL live up to expected standards. Travelers may come, but what will their experience be like and what will the impact be when they return home?

There are great travel deals right now. Amazing really, in some cases. But the industry won’t be able to keep this up without letting something go eventually. In Mexico, as in the rest of the world, staff must be paid, training must be given, maintenance must be on-going, and a certain level of quality is to be expected. Let’s hope that those that did visit us during the last few months are able to get the word out on the real situation and we can get back to what we do best; authentic, warm, unparalleled hospitality at a fair price for both traveler and supplier.

Because we’re all in the same boat, we also have some great deals going on at some of our finest Mexico Boutique Hotel properties. And while the prices may be unexpectedly low, we can say without a doubt that these hotels continue to offer their guests everything that is to be expected from an MBH member.

Hacienda Xcanatun offers Championship Golf + Maya Culture + Yucatan’s Colonial Charm

June 8, 2009

Have it All at the Luxurious 18th Century Hacienda Xcanatun

Travelers who want to combine their passion for golf with ancient Maya culture and colonial character will find the romantic setting of the 18th-century Hacienda Xcanatun (ssh-kana-toon) the perfect link to El Jaguar, Jack Nicklaus’s new Signature Golf Course that opened in January 2009.
Set between Merida and the ancient Maya city of Dzibilchaltun (zee-beel-shall-toon), Hacienda Xcanatun, a former sisal plantation turned into a luxury boutique hotel, offers discerning guests exclusive golf privileges at the Jack Nicklaus Signature El Jaguar Golf Course located at the upscale Yucatan Country Club. To celebrate this new addition to guest amenities, the hacienda is inaugurating a special inclusive Golf Package highlighting a FREE 4th Night that allows players extra time to enjoy not only great golf, but also the culture and beauty of the Yucatan.

The new Golf + Culture Package for Two costs $1950.00 for 4 nights (guests pay for only 3 nights) and includes:
· 4 night accommodations in an air-conditioned Deluxe Suite with an outdoor hydrotherapy tub set on the terrace. The spacious suite features wooden beamed ceilings, stone and marble floors, and hand-carved furnishings and antiques.
· Daily Xcanatun Breakfast for 2.
· 2 rounds of golf for 2 players for 2 days, including roundtrip transfers to/ from El Jaguar. Electric golf cart with GPS and fore caddy included.(Complimentary roundtrip golf course transfers, tee time reservations should all be arranged through Hacienda Xcanatun before arrival.)
· A Relaxation Massage for each person in-suite, or at the spa.
· A succulent Fusion Yucatecan dinner for two, with wine, at the hacienda’s award-winning Casa de Piedra restaurant, ranked among the Top 50 restaurants Mexico by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. (Not included in package: taxes and hotel service charge, restaurant gratuities)

*Extra rounds of golf can be added to the package at an additional cost ranging from $180 – $280 per person, depending on the day of the week and time.