THE BUY Costa Rica's Lost Iguana Resort and Spa has a "two for two" special this fall.
THE SAVINGS Those who book two nights at the resort get two nights free, including breakfast. You also receive a free couples massage if you mention you read this offer in The Globe and Mail. Four-night stays start at $380 per room, based on double occupancy, including two free nights and breakfast.
THE CATCH The deal is available through Nov. 15.
WHY IT'S WORTH IT The Lost Iguana Resort and Spa has 42 rooms on 120 acres in a rain forest with all rooms looking out at the lava-facing side of the active Arenal Volcano. The resort features trails through the jungle, two pools, swim-up bar, open-air restaurant and Golden Gecko spa with saunas, gymnasium and massage bungalows.
BOOK IT Visit www.lostiguanaresort.com or call the hotel directly at 011 (506) 2267-6148, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPSCALE ANGUILLA ON SALE
THE BUY The new Anacaona Boutique Hotel, opening Oct. 15 on the upscale island of Anguilla, is offering an introductory rate of $226 per room, per night.
THE SAVINGS About $30 a night for stays from Jan. 2 to March 25.
THE CATCH You have to book by Sept. 30 and pay the full amount within 48 hours after you make the reservation. This is non-refundable, but if you have to cancel, you can rebook or pass it along to friends or relatives.
WHY IT'S WORTH IT Even at the regular price, the Anacaona seems a bargain for tony Anguilla with the hotel offering two swimming pools (for 27 rooms and suites), a poolside restaurant and bar, drinks service on the beach and free Wi-Fi, bikes and snorkelling gear.
BOOK IT Call 1-877-647-4736 or (264) 497-6827 or visit www.sirenaresort.com (the hotel's name before it was refurbished).
LATIN AMERICA SAVINGS
THE BUY Globus is offering special prices to showcase its Latin America tours in 2011.
THE SAVINGS $300 per person.
THE CATCH Booking must be made, under deposit, by Oct. 12 for travel through Dec. 31, 2011.
WHY IT'S WORTH IT Tours range from a nine-day package called Natural Wonders of Costa Rica from $1,319 to the 16-day South American Odyssey priced from $4,959, and feature highlights of Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay, Guatemala and Mexico.
BOOK IT Through a travel agent. For more information, visit www.globusjourneys.ca/Tour-Globus/Special-Offers.
A DEAL FOR THE AGES
THE BUY The Atlantic Resort and Spa, overlooking Fort Lauderdale beach, has a Cheers for Years package providing a food and beverage or spa credit equal to the age of the oldest guest in the room.
THE SAVINGS The offer is based on the age of the oldest member of the party, so a 57-year-old will receive a credit of $57 (U.S.) for each night of his or her stay.
THE CATCH The package, valid now through Oct. 25, must be booked by Sept. 30.
WHY IT'S WORTH IT The Atlantic Resort and Spa was recently rated one of the Top 50 resorts in the United States and Canada by Travel + Leisure readers. Package rates start at $224 per room, per night, based on availability.
BOOK IT To make a reservation, see a travel agent or call 1-866-925-9907 and ask for rate code: PKCFY. For details about the resort: atlantichotelFL.com.