4 hot vacations at cool prices

For the best deals on warm-weather getaways, you've got to head off the beaten beach.

Paradise has its price
Morgan's Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge is among Nicaragua's top-rated resorts - and starts at just $183 per person per night including meals.
Paradise has its price
That's the lesson that many would-be travelers learn this time of year when they begin desperately prowling for last-minute vacations to places like St. Bart's, South Beach, Cabo or Costa Rica. Alas, it costs a lot to hit the hot spots in the dead of winter.

Not willing to blow your 2008 IRA contributions on a one-week trip? Well, just between us, there is another option: Head to a lesser-traveled destination. You'll reap the benefit of lower prices and have more of the beach to yourself to boot.

Find one that suits your style here and get ready to start addressing those "wish you were here" postcards.
Last updated January 24 2008: 7:01 PM ET

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