My friend purchased a $1000 vacation package for 2 people including airline vouchers, hotel (Barcelo Resort) & 1 theme park ticket. She had 2 people back out already & has asked me to go with her in Feb 07. The catch.... she told me we have to sit through a timeshare presentation. I thought the $500 per person seemed pretty steep for 3 nights as a timeshare deal & that I could probably book air & hotel seperately for less and ditch the timeshare talk. She told me she cannot get her $1000 back. I searched the web on this hotel, and it doesn't look like a glitsy resort at all.... pretty basic looking place. She isn't married, so why would she be selected to take a tour?? This doesn't seem right to me. I said I would probably go with her, but I do not want to spend more than $500 (which still sounds a little steep to me) I also don't want to waste alot of time at the presentation. Any tips or advice for this trip. (She is excited because she has never traveled outside of her homestate before) Thanks sooooo much!!!!