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New 5-Star Iberostar Playa Mita Slashes Room Rates as Low as $105, But Book By Sept. 30

Iberostar, a Spanish operator of major beach resorts for the past 30 years, is opening its first resort on the Mexican Pacific Coast this December, and to drum up word of mouth, it's slashing rates for people willing to buy ahead.

The new, five-star Iberostar Playa Mita will be 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta in the Riviera Nayarit area, far from major cities and so far dominated by long stretches of sand and all-inclusive hotels. So says the company, it will have 452 guest rooms, an 18-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman, three pools, concierge service, a kids' club, an adults-only-disco, a spa, and most importantly, an oceanfront beach.

Full details about the Playa Mita can be found on the Iberostar website, but since it won't be ready until December, Frommer's can't tell you for sure what it's like yet. Given Iberostar's track record in Europe, north Africa, and Latin America, it promises to be a gorgeous private enclave marked by an advantageous beach front location, lush gardens, and the attention to service you'd expect of a long-established corporate operator. 

As long as you go for an Early Booking rate, the high season price for a standard room, normally $333 per person a night, jumps down to $233. And low season rates downshift from $151 to $105 per person. You'll have to make your booking by September 30, 2013, and stays may fall anytime in the year spanning December 24 of this year and December 24 of 2014.