Honeymoon getaways for less

These romantic getaways offer many of the same attractions as some of the world's most desirable destinations, but they cost a fraction of the price.

Puerto Rico instead of Costa Rica
Puerto Rico instead of Costa Rica

Costa Rica has been a honeymoon hot spot for years because of its white (and black) sand beaches, tropical rain forests and adventure trails through the jungle. But for couples on a budget, Puerto Rico offers its own rain forests, pristine beaches and old-world charm. It also has world-class surfing, zip lines and canopy tours for the more adventurous set.

The biggest selling point is that it's easier, and cheaper, to get to with round-trip flights that cost about 30% less right now.

"Considering all that the island has to offer, it's a surprise that this destination hasn't become more popular among newlyweds," noted L. Jasmine Kim, general manager of Travel-Ticker.com.

While it's still off the radar, sun seekers should take advantage of the low prices and abundant deals here. Kim's pick: the beachfront Gran Melia Puerto Rico Golf Resort & Villas, where packages -- including airfare and a three-night stay -- start at $419 per person with a $150 resort credit.


By Jessica Dickler @CNNMoney - Last updated February 23 2012: 4:55 PM ET
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