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Get Away To...Golf

The expansive 500-suite Paradisus Puerto Rico boasts a huge lagoonlike pool, three tennis courts, a full-service spa--and access to four nine-hole golf courses at the Coco Beach Golf & Country Club next door. Each course has been designed to highlight one of the island's landscapes. You can play with mountains in the background, along the ocean or lakes, or in the middle of palm groves. On another day, switch the scenery and take advantage of one of Puerto Rico's 23 other courses: Tee off on top of the Las Croabas cliffs, which overlook the Atlantic, at the El Conquistador Resort ($75 to $190 a round per person; elconresort.com).

Put down your clubs and explore the nearby El Yunque National Rainforest, where you'll be serenaded by frogs as you hike one of the 13 trails in the park ($5 for a 48-hour pass). For a slower pace, take a 90-minute ferry ride ($2.25 per person; islaculebra.com) to Culebra, a 25-square-mile island that boasts seemingly endless soft sand beaches. Shake up your Puerto Rican experience by taking a salsa class at the hotel's always-hopping hotel disco.

DETAILS Rooms start at $369 per person, which includes lodging and meals. Go to puertoricoparadisus.com.

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