Affordable Puerto Rico
If you've got your eye on the "Island of Enchantment," aka Puerto Rico, these packages will help you on your way:
• Amigos Tours gay package: Located in the Porta del Sol area on Puerto Rico's west coast, Amigos Tours and Travel offers five-day excursions each month that combine nature and beaches with culture and history. Activities include bird watching in the Cabo Rojo Natural Wildlife Refuge and snorkeling the warm waters of a bioluminescent bay as the sun sets. $1,250 per person
• Gran Melia gay package:The Gran Melia hotel on the east side of the island in Coco Beach offers boundless luxury "with an avant-garde flair." Nestled in the tropics of the El Yunque rainforest, it has 486 suites scattered among 20 two-story bungalows, the world-renowned YHI Spa, and two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by PGA pro Tom Kite. Book at least a three-night stay in the Royal Service Jr. Suite and use the promotional code GLBTPROMO to get the special rate of $399 per night until May 30 and $299 from May 31-Dec. 23.
• Miramar Hotel package: A bit more laid-back than the Gran Melia, the Miramar Hotel in San Juan offers intimate, European-style accommodations at a low price. The $75 nightly rate (fifth night is free) includes a studio room, free parking, complimentary breakfast, the use of a mini gym and solarium, and a Bacardi Rum Factory tour.