Aranwa Hotel & Resort - Sacred Valley, Peru

We’re still seeing lots of good travel deals and enticing specials out there, despite the rising cost of oil and all the global turmoil elsewhere. Here are a few select luxury travel bargains, as well as new developments on the airfare front.

Spirit Air just announced that it will be flying to Toluca airport near Mexico City from its Ft. Lauderdale hub starting June 3. You’ll have to have a calculator handy to add in all their gotcha fees on top, and they have some of the most cramped seating in the industry, but if you can grin and bear it for a few hours (or pay up for more legroom), this could leave you with extra cash to spend on one of the luxury hotels in Mexico City instead.

Speaking of Mexico, Volaris is continuing to fill some of the gaps left by defunct Mexicana. In the coming month they’ll start flying to Fresno, CA and Las Vegas, NV from Guadalajara. Here’s their destination map.

Did you know that Costa Rica’s Nature Air flies to Nicaragua and Panama from Costa Rica? This makes it easy and inexpensive to visit two countries with only one flight on a major carrier from home. Flights to Nicaragua from San Jose start as low as $55 one-way.

LAN is continuing to offer great deals from the U.S. to Latin America. Be sure to check the prices to move up to the front of the cabin: Premium Business Class fares start at $899

On a regular basis, Luxury Link runs auctions for some of the top hotels we feature in Luxury Latin America. If you’ve never booked through them, here’s extra incentive: 10% off your first purchase at Luxury Link through 3/31 with code LUX10. Or take $100 off your first purchase if that works out better.

When I last checked they had a 5-night stay for two in a suite at Las Acacias in Guanajuato, Mexico stuck at $950 with an hour and a half to go. There was also a 3-night stay at Aranwa Sacred Valley in Peru: deluxe room, breakfast, airport transfers, taxes, and one dinner at the auction price of $595—a steal!

Last, if you’ve got the Galapagos on your list, Geographic Expeditions is offering $750 off on select departures right now.