It's been a fickle spring. Fortunately, there's plenty of sunshine south of the border, and thanks to CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa, you can bask in it all you want for just $97 per night.
Yes, you read that right.
The resort's new Hola Spring promotion -- valid for a minimum two-night stay through October 31 -- offers 30 percent off room rates, a $30 credit for La Ohtli Spa, and a 30 percent discount on dinner at La Estancia. Just remember to book by April 26 using promo code SPJ.
We found the lowest rate of $97 from August 16 through October 31, when booking a garden room with a king or two double beds. Can't wait that long? Rates in April hover around $104 to $109, but drop down to $99 per night in May. For stays from June to August 15, rates are from $109 to $125 (Note: June 2-5, 9-12, and 16-19; and July 6-21 are unavailable for check-in).
Even better, the Hola Spring rates are actually lower than the hotel’s standard rates. Normally, garden rooms run $139 to $179 per night through the same period -- without spa credit or dinner discount.
At CasaMagna, you get the ease of a beachfront property, plus access to four restaurants, a coffee shop, an infinity pool, and a 20,000-square-foot spa with hot and cold plunge pools. Each room has a private balcony with views of either Banderas Bay, the ocean, or a lush garden. Another perk is the resort's tequila program: CasaMagna has its own tequila label and an on-site tequila sommelier who hosts weekly tastings, and its sports bar has more than 20 different versions of the spirit on offer.