If you're languishing through a very unfriendly winter, the balmy skies, sun-kissed beaches and swaying palm trees of Puerto Rico might seem like a slice of Caribbean heaven right now. Well, there are a few hotels in Puerto Rico that would like to extend a winter welcome to you, with discounts that make this island all the more enticing.
- The Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, for example, has a "Sun Sale" going on with rates starting at $162 nightly (a savings of 45%) when you book at least four consecutive nights. In addition, you get $100 food and beverage credit on every room booked, and a complimentary upgrade during your stay. The promotion runs through March 15. To book, call 1-800-474-6627 or visit the hotel's website or Facebook page. Rates are based on availability, and blackout dates do apply.
- The Hilton Hotels are offering a Winter Warm-Up sale at participating hotels in Puerto Rico when you stay four or more nights. In addition, kids under 12 eat breakfast for free. Rates are valid for stays through March 17, 2013 (must book in advance by March 10). Participating hotels include the Conrad Condado Plaza, Ponce Hilton, the El Conquistador and Caribe Hilton.