Mazatlan all-inclusive ocean-view room with free kids for US$145 per night

Many regular readers of this blog have noticed that most of the deals we cover are in the Caribbean, even though Mexico has an excellent Pacific coast as well. To make up for some of that bias we have a deal this week that will be very popular with many people, particularly families looking for a cheap deal at a wonderful resort.

The Riu Emerald Bay All Inclusive in Mazatlan has a variety of rooms, including Ocean View rooms, for only US$145 per night for 2 adults and 2 kids. That’s right, for only about US$1,000 you and your family can spend a week in paradise while eating and drinking everything in sight, and not having to pay anything more.

The Deal

An Ocean View Double Room at the Riu Emerald Bay All Inclusive for only US$145 per night with two kids free. A Jacuzzi Suite with an ocean view is only US$215 per night, and that itself is an amazing price for a honeymoon room at a beach resort in Mexico.

The Details

This rate is for open dates in June and July and is available on There is free cancellation and there is no minimum stay required to qualify, so it can be just a long weekend, though space is limited so book early.

Perfect weather well into July

One thing about the Pacific coast of Mexico compared to the Caribbean coast is that the rainy season doesn’t start until late in July and there are almost never hurricanes reaching land at all. When was the last time you heard about a hurricane hitting a resort hotel on Mexico’s west coast? That’s right, you don’t remember, so why not take advantage of the low summer prices when so many people are frightened away?

Another wonderful thing about this deal is that Mazatlan doesn’t have many distractions so you won’t feel guilty spending the entire time at this beach resort. The town isn’t as charming as Puerto Vallarta but it is cheaper and easier to reach so this is an ideal place to book and then work on your tan instead of trying to learn about local heritage.

Excellent resort at an unbelievable price

If the price seems too good to be true you would normally have a point, but these are off season months in Mazatlan and this hotel has 716 rooms to fill. Many nearby hotels lay off half their staff during the slow season and don’t mind if only a few rooms are occupied, but a large resort like this one tries to keep everyone all year so they lower room rates to fill up even in summer.

This means the savvy traveler gets deals that are so amazing that you have to check the reviews over and over just to make sure you aren’t missing something. Well, the verified reviews at the Riu Emerald Bay All Inclusive give it 4 out of 5 stars, which is great in this price range, and 81% of guests recommend it to others, which is also a high number.