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Puerto Rico

Most U.S. carriers fly to or through San Juan Airport, making flights to Puerto Rico among the cheapest in the Caribbean. Another bonus…no passport needed. Since the peak season of spring break is over, now is the perfect time to get great deals. Additionally, the dollar is the national currency and English is widely spoken throughout the island. Access to places such as beaches are free, and there is no entrance fee to see El Yunque National Forest. If you drive an hour from San Juan, you can see the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. Forest Service. The forest has more than a dozen maintained hiking trails, picnic pavilions, stone towers, and waterfalls. For deals on accommodations, Parador Villas is currently offering 60 percent off its peak rate, with rates starting at $155 a night for a beachfront villa. Rincon Beach Resort is offering rates 40 percent off peak season prices with rooms starting at $155. That includes a free kayak rental.

Getting There: Traveling to Puerto Rico is easier than ever for Americans. Direct flights are offered daily from more than 15 major continental U.S. airports.

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