Temptation Resort Spa in Los Cabos Opens its Doors With Special Rates For 2009!

LOS CABOS, MEXICO – Temptation Resort Spa officially opened its doors and welcomed guests on February 20, 2009 in Los Cabos, Mexico. This is the second Mexico property for the new, adults only all-inclusive resort chain owned and managed by Original Resorts. An evolutionary concept in Los Cabos, the new all-inclusive 149-room and suite Temptation Resort Spa welcomes singles and couples to experience a contemporary take on the all-inclusive holiday. Guests are invited to soak up the sun and enjoy up to 40% off regular rates.

The Temptation Resort Spa Opening Special offers discounted rates with 40% off regular rates for the remainder of the year.

$113 – $187 USD per person, per night (based on double occupancy) for all-inclusive room accommodations valid for travel from Mar 02, 2009 through December 27, 2009- 40% off regular rates.

A hip vibe is the hallmark of this beachfront resort where the adults only atmosphere allows guests to invigorate and refresh in a fun, chic and modern atmosphere. Temptation’s Cast Members lead the charge each day with fun adventurous activities from beach sports, pool games to tempting contests. Vacationers can choose to be front and center; sit back and watch the excitement or find an intimate spot to relax and recharge away from the crowds. The perfect place for singles and couples to meet, mix and mingle, Temptation Resort Spa offers guests unlimited options to unwind and delight in their Mexican vacation in the sun.

Amenities include three divine restaurants, five bars, disco lounge, roof-top infinity Jacuzzi lounge, a crystalline heated topless optional pool with swim-up bar complete with beachside and poolside cabanas, internet access, gym, full-service spa and nightly entertainment. The resort’s spa is equipped to provide guests with a heaven to luxuriate and pamper themselves with a selection of body and facial treatments masterfully executed by highly trained therapists.

Outdoors, the splendid weather of the Baja Peninsula beckons guests to the secluded beach area, dotted with lounging platforms built for two, made private with the addition of gauzy white curtains. The topless optional pool area is the heart of the resort, with its own batch of oversized chaise lounges, a swim-up bar and drink service all around.

Temptation’s exquisitely decorated rooms offer three categories – Deluxe, Jacuzzi Suites and Temptation Suites – all offering private terraces or balconies provide an ideal spot for a well-needed rest or even a romantic rendezvous. All rooms are beautifully decorated in an elegant red, white and chocolate brown color scheme, with crystal drop lamps. In addition, all rooms are equipped with a flat screen television with satellite channels, individually controlled air conditioning, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, mini bar, safety deposit boxes, electronic locks and 24-hour food and beverage service.

Gourmands will enjoy new gastronomic experiences including three dining options offering, buffet or à la carte menu choices, including three signature restaurants and five bars, each with a variety of selected premium liquors. For the health conscious guest, a low-carb and vegetarian menu options are available at most restaurants.

Just 15 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport, Temptation Resort Spa is steps away from great shopping and only 3 km (2 miles) from Los Cabos’ colonial downtown area that is lined with trendy and traditional boutiques and is the perfect backdrop for romantic evening strolls.

Rates include accommodations, all meals, gourmet dining, all drinks and cocktails, daily activities, nightly entertainment, hotel taxes and tips. For more information and reservations, visit www.temptationresort.com or call toll-free from the US +1-877-485-8367 (Canada 1-800-655-9391).

About Temptation Resort Spa

An evolutionary concept in Mexico, the new adult only resorts offers singles and couples to experience a contemporary take on the all-inclusive holiday in Cancun and Los Cabos, Mexico. A hip vibe is the hallmark of these two beachfront resorts where the adult only atmosphere allows guests to invigorate and refresh in a fun, chic and modern atmosphere. Temptation’s exquisitely decorated rooms in three categories feature private terraces or balconies. Guests will enjoy topless optional pools, multiple gourmet restaurants and lounges serving premium beverages. Temptation’s Cast Members lead the charge each day with fun, lively and adventurous activities.

Follow in the Footsteps of Juan Diego

Let A Closer Look Tours Take You On One of the Catholic Church’s Most Extraordinary Journeys

PHOENIX, Arizona (March 1, 2009) – In the minds and hearts of millions of Catholic believers, the name of Juan Diego is forever linked with one of the Blessed Mother’s most memorable apparitions, right on the outskirts of what is now Mexico City. A Closer Look Tours, a tour company committed to providing truly unique experiences that take guests on the road less traveled, has created a tour that will take you on an amazing journey following in the footsteps of one of Mexico’s most beloved figures as he witnesses the miracles brought about by of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Guided by our very experienced tour directors, you will journey to the birthplace of Juan Diego in Cuautitlan; tour the Basilica of Guadalupe, home to the wondrous mantle of the Virgin of Guadalupe; and visit the actual site of the apparition on Tepeyac Hill as well as other spots of both historic and religious significance.

During your trip, you will also have the pleasure of discovering the magic of Mexico City—a breathtaking metropolis that has flourished for nine centuries since its founding as the ancient capital of the Aztec Empire. Side trips to the colonial cities of Puebla and Tlaxcala, rich in tradition and charming architecture, round out the 6-night, 7-day tour.

Prices begin at $1,506 per person (land only) based on double occupancy and include all meals, transfers, tours, bags, taxes, gratuities and the company of an experienced bilingual tour director. A Closer Look Tours provides deluxe land transportation with frequent stops to allow passengers to stretch their legs, and purified bottled water is always available on the motor coach.

For more information and details visit our website at www.ACloserLookTours.com or call at 877-938-0951 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST, Monday through Friday.)

A Closer Look Tours
Family owned and operated, A Closer Look Tours is a unique company. Our interpretive tour directors bring the local history, culture, and folklore of Mexico to life. We acquaint you with the interactions of differing cultures, providing glimpses of life that would otherwise be missed. You will come away with a new appreciation for another culture and the reality of a world that can be void of artificial political boundaries. Every tour is also a continuing educational and cultural adventure, a time to share the vivid experience of travel with old friends and develop new ones. Free time is always part of our trip so you may have private moments of exploration and discovery.

A Closer Look Tours is committed to providing tour experiences that venture onto the road less traveled. We specialize in tours that extend into generally uncharted territory, exploring climates and cultures not usually known to the traveling public. Our experience and expertise allows you to live your journey, revel new environments, discover hidden nuances, and look more closely at culture, and capture the real essence of Mexico. You can find us at www.ACloserLookTours.com or call at 877-938-0951 for more information.


Summer Deals at Riu Hotels & Resorts in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO – RIU Hotels & Resorts’ two beachfront all-inclusive resorts in Cabo San Lucas are offering great deals for summer 2009. At Riu Santa Fe, rates start at $90 May 1 to June 25 and $99 June 26 to August 22. Rates at the luxurious Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas start at $155. Rates are per person, per night, and based on double occupancy. Kids under 12 stay free in their parent’s room. Reservations must be booked by April 6, 2009 and can be made by calling 888-RIU-4990 or online at www.riu.com.

Riu Santa Fe Hotel and Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas Hotel, two all-inclusive beachfront resorts, are located on one of the most dramatically beautiful beaches on the Baja California peninsula. Rates include day and evening entertainment, access and beverages at the night club, tennis, use of the fitness center and sauna, non-motorized watersports, dining at specialty restaurants, a children’s club with daily activities, snacks and beverages 24-hours a day and Riu’s renowned mini-bar and liquor dispenser that feature full-size bottles of liquor. Spa services are available at an additional cost at Renova Spa.

The 902-guestroom Riu Santa Fe features two pools with swim-up bars, a children’s playground and swimming pool, five restaurants, three conference rooms and more. The luxurious Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas boasts 642 deluxe guest rooms, five restaurants, five bars, two infinity pools, two conference rooms and more. Select suites at Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas feature hydro-massage bathtubs and a Jacuzzi on the terrace. Unique amenities include 24-hour room service, robes in guestrooms, top shelf liquors in the room, and Krystal, the gourmet fusion restaurant available only at RIU Palace resorts.

For more information call 888-RIU-4990 or visit www.riu.com.

About Riu Hotels & Resorts

RIU Hotels & Resorts, a family owned and operated hospitality company, founded in 1953 in Mallorca, Spain. In 2009, RIU will open a new resort in Mazatlan, Mexico, one in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, two hotels in Tunisia and one in Morocco. Worldwide, RIU Hotels & Resorts offers more than 100 hotels in 16 countries and serves 2.7 million guests annually.

About This Travel Alert

David Simmonds

Most people have, no doubt, heard of the recent warnings about traveling to Mexico and the extravagant claims that Mexico is on the brink of failure as a state (it’s not). And although I will acknowledge that Mexico has a huge problem with the drug cartels that they are dealing with, it’s time for a reality check.

The most recent State Department travel alert warns travelers to Mexico to be cautious and to avoid the border regions, most specifically Juarez, but it does not recommend that you not travel to other parts of Mexico. The major tourists areas and, indeed, most of the entire country pose no threat to tourists. Thousands of tourists enter Mexico every day and spend their time safely enjoying all of what Mexico has to offer. The drug cartels are fighting each other over distribution turf and the Feds over their illegal enterprise, but every-day citizens and visitors are not the target. It is estimated that nearly a million Americans and Canadians now live in Mexico at least part-time, and there has been no mass exodus by them because they don’t feel safe. In fact I communicate with them all of the time and they all say that they are not affected by increased violence in any way.

Again, yes, Mexico has a problem. But the root of the problem lies in the United States, and that is why the US will have to be a major player in the solution. It is well documented that the cartels are extroardinarily rich because they deal in a product that is in much demand north of the border. And they protect their wealth and business with the world’s best weapons that cross into Mexico across that same border, manufactured in the US and Europe.

Listen, Mexico is too important to the US to ignore what is happening. We share a long border and trade many goods. The world is dangerous enough without having your next door neighbor experiencing turmoil. Our security depends on a strong Mexico. A solution has to be found to shut down the illegal cartels, and it has to be soon. As noted here before, I favor a legalization of some drugs, along with education and rehabilitation. The powerful prison system lobbyists have fought this idea and will continue to do so (out prisons are filled with drug offenders…guess who benefits by this?). Education enormously changed Americans tobacco smoking habits and it can do the same with other drugs. This is an issue that the Obama administration will need to address soon. Let’s see if the “change” they are aggressively enacting extends to helping our good friends in Mexico.