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  1. Tempting Tulum

    The Mayan City of Tulum, Mexico is located on the Caribbean Sea coast of the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. (Ml Sinibaldi / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. View from Palenque

    Tourists sit atop a pyramid in Palenque, set in the foothills of the Tumbal mountains of Chiapas Mexico. (Marco Ugarte / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Blessings in Chiapas

    A tzotzil child walks in front of the church of San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas. (Matias Recart / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Luxury in Puerto Vallarta

    The terrace on the Celestial Suite is seen at Hacienda San Angel in Puerto Vallarta. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Ancient stories

    This photo shows details of a Maya stone, relating the coming to power of governor Sir Jupiter Humenate and dated 613 AC, found in Tonina, Ocosingo, Chiapas. (Janet Schwartz / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Mexico magic

    Mexico City, the capital city of the nation of Mexico. (Diego Goldberg / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Musical Mexico

    A mariachi band play on a punt at the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco in Mexico City. (Danny Lehman / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Cool Cancun

    Cancun, Mexico is ranked as one of the top international vacation destinations. The beaches of Cancun have been completely restored following damage caused by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Travelers will find its newly renovated resorts, restaurants, beaches and attractions better and even more accessible than ever. (Business Wire) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Isla bonita

    The ferry landing on Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Isla Mujeres is a tiny island mere miles from the Yucatan coast, and feels a world away from Cancun's hustle and bustle. Isla Mujeres, thriving in its own tourism, manages to maintain the feeling of a small fishing village. (Anja Schlein / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Soccer and bullfights

    Estadio Azul (left), a soccer stadium; and Plaza Mexico, the world's largest bullring, in Mexico City. (Danny Lehman / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Azure Cortez

    People kayak in the Bahia de Loreto National Park, in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. (Terry Prichard / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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updated 8/20/2009 3:42:09 PM ET 2009-08-20T19:42:09

The deal
Located at the southern edge of California’s Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos offers world-class beaches, spectacular dining and amazing opportunities for snorkeling among the breathtaking coral reefs of the Sea of Cortez.

For some great beach getaways to this tranquil coastal region, try one of these incredible luxury resort deals and vacation packages.

Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas: 3-night vacation with flight from $459
An exciting oceanfront getaway awaits guests of the Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas, situated on breathtaking El Medano beach. From upscale nightlife to aerobics classes and pampering spa treatments, this expansive beachfront property offers 24-hour entertainment in stunning tropical setting. Don’t skip a stroll along nearby Lover’s Beach to El Arco, a natural landmark arch located just off the coast. All-inclusive rates start at just $105/night, a price that covers free room service and a $25 spa credit. Three-night packages, with airfare from New York, start at just $459 per person through December 23.

Esperanza Resort: 7-night villa stay with two free nights from $1,250/night
Set upon the spectacular bluffs of Punta Ballena just four miles from Cabo San Lucas, the 5-star Esperanza Resort provides lavish oceanfront accommodations with stunning views of Sea of Cortez. Resort guests can spend an active day at sea with guided whale watching and scuba diving excursions, or unwind beachside with an enticing selection of award-winning spa services and daily yoga classes. For longer stays, spacious resort villas have full kitchens and outdoor terraces with in-room amenities like flat-screen TVs with DVD players, stereos, and iPod docking stations. Indulge in a 5-night villa stay and enjoy two additional nights at no extra cost from now through October 31. The 7-night Villa Summer Retreat special includes daily breakfast, gym access and round-trip airport transfers. Summer villa rates start at $1,250/night.

The dollars
Based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
Sunscreen not included.

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