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Popular low-cost budget carrier JetBlue has posted flight deals to sunny Puerto Rico: Look for Boston-San Juan (from $139 one-way), Orlando-Aguadilla (from $119 one-way), and NYC-San Juan (from $139 one-way).
updated 6/5/2008 11:33:59 AM ET 2008-06-05T15:33:59

Book by: ASAP
Travel by: Through summer

The Deal
The quintessential summer vacation of sun, surf, and sand just got more affordable with the fresh batch of fare sales we've found to popular and exotic beach destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. With the dollar suffering abroad, these close-to-home beach locales make great cost-cutting alternatives: Not only does the greenback still hold sway, but discounted off-season hotel rates also prevail at this time of year. Get there this season with flights from $119 one-way.

Continental fares to Belize, Bermuda & beyond from $169 one-way
Continental has just posted low fares on flights to exotic beaches this summer. Hit the beaches of Mexico, with flights to Acapulco from just $199 one-way via Houston, or jet off to Bermuda via New York City from just $169 one-way. Sale fares to Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Belize, the Cayman Islands, and additional destinations in Mexico are also available. Just be sure to book soon for the best availability.

Round-trip Aruba flights on US Airways from $270 round-trip
US Airways has announced discounted rates on round-trip flights to Aruba from 11 major US cities starting at $270. The promotion’s lowest fares are available out of New York, but fares out of Boston, Chicago, and more are also listed for just $308 round-trip. In fact, the highest fare you’ll find in this promotion is a reasonable $507 round-trip out of Dallas/Ft. Worth. Travel periods and days of validity vary widely by departure city.

Puerto Rico fares on JetBlue via 3 cities from $119 one-way
Popular low-cost budget carrier JetBlue has posted flight deals to sunny Puerto Rico: Look for Boston-San Juan (from $139 one-way), Orlando-Aguadilla (from $119 one-way), and NYC-San Juan (from $139 one-way). Fares require a 7-day advance purchase and must take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Saturday during select periods through July 30.

Air Jamaica fares to Jamaica beaches from $138 round-trip
Want to fly to Jamaica without paying a fortune for it? No problem, mon! Air Jamaica has listed sale fares to Kingston and Montego Bay from eight US cities, including Miami, Los Angeles, and New York. Rates start at just $138 round-trip and are valid for travel through June 24.

New Mexicana service to Cancun via NYC from $288 round-trip
Mexicana Airlines is celebrating its new non-stop daily service to Cancun via New York City with special rates of just $288 round-trip. Travel is valid as late as December 15.

Up to 10 percent off: Book online and save on AeroMexico fares
AeroMexico is currently offering a 10 percent discount when booking airfare online. Travel from more then ten US cities to any destination in Mexico where the airline flies, including Cancun, Acapulco, and more. Enter promotion code “AMDZQ” when booking travel through December 14.

The dollars
Fares start from just $119 one-way.

The catch
You might want to nab trip insurance, as some of these fun-in-the-sun locales are prone to storms this time of year.

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