Travelzoo: Travelsmart with Gabe Saglie for Sunday, March 1

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Travelzoo reporter Gabe Saglie joined us with this week’s hottest travel deals.

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Arriba! Riviera Maya, Mexico

  • Roundtrip airfare from LA to Cancun
  • 5 nights at the Sandos Caracol Experience Resort
    • Lush Eco-friendly property located in a lush rainforest preserve, home to more than 60 species of tropical wildlife, mangrove forests and Mayan ruins
    • Property is home to an expansive aqua park, complete with 17 water slides
  • All-inclusive: all meals, cocktails/drinks, activities and tipping included
    • $669/pp (reg. $1000+)
      • Travel April-Oct.



Avila La Fonda Hotel, Avila Beach

  • Unique 4-Star oasis located one block from the beach and in the heart of San Luis Obispo wine country
  • This boutique property is designed to feel like a 19th century Mexican village
  • All rooms feature a 2-person Jacuzzi tub and fireplace, and guests are treated to an evening wine reception, pies from nearby renowned Avila Valley Barn and a nacho happy hour
    • $199/nt. (60% off) w/tastings at 3 nearby wineries, plus a bottle of bubbly
      • Travel thru April



Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach, Kohola, Kauai, HI

  • Ritzy 4-Star complex set on 25 acres along world famous Poipu Beach, on Kauai’s sunny South Shore, and adjacent to shopping and dining at Kukui’ula Village
  • Amenities include 2 pools, a putting green, a soccer field and a 4000-sq.ft. spa w/Kauai’s only Japanese Ofuro soaking tub
  • Guests receive luxurious 2-Bedroom Villa accommodations, equipped w/a full gourmet chef's kitchen, separate living and dining rooms, in-suite washer and dryer and outdoor lanai
    • $920 for a 3 night stay in a One Bedroom Villa that sleeps 4 (45% off) w/mid-size car rental
      • Travel March thru June 10 and Aug. 19-Dec. 24; 5 nights is $1530



Treehouse Lodge, Iquitos, Peru

  • Deluxe rainforest resort on 350 acres of protected land w/power provided exclusively by solar panels
  • Guests can take a boat ride down the Amazon River to play with pink dolphins; go on a guided walking or canoe tour to spot wildlife including monkeys, river otters, sloths, toucans and insects; go fishing for piranhas; or explore nearby villages to learn about the natives
  • Each tree house features comforts of home: a shower, sink, toilet, fresh linens, and plush beds and chairs as well as a mesh mosquito net surrounding the perimeter to keep bugs out
    • $629/pp for a 4-night stay (35% off) w/all-inclusive meals and excursions
      • Travel thru April (and July-Dec.)