Caribbean and Central America Travel Guide

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    The two Pitons
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    Iglesia Santa Barbara
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    Lucaya National Park Beach
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See all 1646 Havana Tips
  • The Malecon

    Havana Things to Do

    Starting at the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, running 8 kms to the west to the tunnel under the river in Vedado the Malecon was started in 1901 to help protect against the waters of the Atlantic, that are thrown up whenever there are north winds. Many of the buildings are in a state of much-needed renovation although parts of it are quite modern,...

  • NH Parque Central

    Havana Hotels

    This is a jewel of a hotel, located just a block or two away from Old Havana, and the shops of Calle...

  • La Bodeguita del Medio

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Havana Restaurants

    La Bodeguita del Medio or the middle grocery store is and has been an institution in Havana since 1942 La Bodeguita del Medio is well known to be the birthplace of the famous drink mojito,that has been served there since inception. The restaurant is completely filled with signatures of visitors many famous since Ernest Hemingway and many objects,...


San Juan

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  • Old San Juan

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    San Juan Things to Do

    Sightseeing in Old San Juan, just walking around, is one of the best activities while in Puerto Rico. Just wander the streets, peek into the church, some of the many cafes and bars and restaurants, and just be enchanted by the old city. It is reminiscent of pirate days when Old San Juan was the heart of the Caribbean and Spanish Empire. The whole...

  • Hotel El Convento

    San Juan Hotels

    Let me begin by saying that Hotel El Convento is absolutely beautiful. The colonial-era architecture...

  • Metropol

    4 out of 5 stars

    San Juan Restaurants

    Metropol is the worst restaurant in Isla Verde. My husband, my son and me went there and they served us a fish full of worms. We notify them and they said nothing at all and after all this we have to pay 74.00 for the food. Not Recommended. NONE



See all 457 Varadero Tips
  • Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Varadero Things to Do

    The most obvious thing to do in Varadero is to spend hours soaking up the sun on the sand in front of the turquoise sea. Certainly the widest and the longest beach I saw in Cuba, plenty of room for everyone except perhaps in front of the "all inclusive" hotels. Along the beach though there are plenty of sunshades and here and there are renters of...

  • Sandals Royal Hicacos

    Varadero Hotels

    SANDALS Varadero NOT More than a 3 STAR !!” Think 2 Twice as we were just there Recently and Only...

  • Cuban Food

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Varadero Restaurants

    Don Alex is a fairly new, privately owned restaurant in downtown Varadero. It is just off 1st Avenue. Their large menu features Italian and International dishes. Our large group (Feb/13) sampled several pizzas as well as the spaghetti with garlic tomato sauce. Everything was prepared exactly as ordered and the taste was outstanding. The camarones...


Punta Cana

See all 444 Punta Cana Tips
  • Snorkeling and Scuba

    Punta Cana Things to Do

    Dreams Palm Beach is a very beautiful cozy hotel, with an amazing beach and a tremendous customer service, we would highly recomend it. My wife and I had an remarkable vacation last year. The weather in nov and dec is cooler than usual, normally in the high 80s. Concerning watersports and excursionwise you should get in touch with the guys at...

  • Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana

    Punta Cana Hotels

    Well I came with my whole family. All together we were about 21 people. Not one of us loved it. We...

  • Capitàn Cook

    5 out of 5 stars

    Punta Cana Restaurants

    For $45pp/usd-you get transportation to and from hotel, fries, salad, all the wine, rum and mamajuanas you can drink and oh yeah don't forget the 2 foot diameter plate of seafood-lobster, shrimp, prawns, crab, calamari, oyster, clams and scallops-2 people/plate-Awesome food-you also get a roaming marachi trio,and did I mention the mamajuanas???...



See all 663 Nassau Tips
  • Atlantis at Paradise Island

    Nassau Things to Do

    We had understood from past reviews that we would be able to go into the lobby of the Atlantis resort, but were told by our tour guide that the pressure of cruise ship and other tourists in the place was so great that they had decided to close off most areas of the resort to outsiders. We were able to go in through the casino, and down the hallway...

  • Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort &...

    Nassau Hotels

    We spent our honeymoon here in August 2006. This is an adult, couples-only, all-inclusive resort,...

  • Bahamian Food

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nassau Restaurants

    Out of all the restaurants we ate at, Twin Brothers was the best. We loved the conch fritters (Bahamian specialty) and the strawberry daiquiris (the best). The drinks (non-alcoholic) were made with fresh ingredients. You can mix and match your desired fruit i.e. mango/strawberry, pineapple/mango, etc … The first time we went the waitress was nice,...


Santo Domingo

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  • Zona Colonial - Old Town

    Santo Domingo Things to Do

    Amber is a vegetable fossil resin that when hardened becomes a semi precious gem used in jewelry. The range of its colors go from pale yellowish to bright red, and more rarely green and blue. It differentiates from Baltic amber in the tree where they're originated from. Larimar is a variety of pectolite rock, blue/turquoise, that's only found in...

  • Occidental El Embajador

    Santo Domingo Hotels

    My dear friend Erik said he got a glimpse of this huge hotel 30 years ago. Trujillo ordered its...

  • El Conuco

    4 out of 5 stars

    Santo Domingo Restaurants

    Gloria (the guide) asked us if we wanted to shop, and I said no, so we got back into the car and drove to a restaurant called El Conusco. She said this is where all the tours go for lunch. It is well set up for large groups of people and has a buffet of national foods for people to eat. Egarrido explained to me that the word "conuco" is a Taino...


Antigua Guatemala


See all 391 Curaçao Tips
  • Beaches

    Curaçao Things to Do

    Our tour with Irie Tours stopped at Playa Forti just for a photo op. Our guide said you could cliff jump from here but there were signs saying that it was dangerous and no one else was doing it so David decided not to try and I would have never done it, not liking heights and quite liking breathing. I saw a few people swimming but really didn't...

  • Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort,...

    Curaçao Hotels

    just perfect!!!! service and Quality!!!!!!!!

  • Pirate Bay (formerly Hooks Hut)

    4 out of 5 stars

    Curaçao Restaurants

    I dropped in on the Pirate Bay Beach Club and Restaurant on two occasions. This was largely because I wanted to get out of the Marriot and its over priced drinks and because this place was just a ten minutes walk away. It is a safe walk even after dark. I was asked this by two American women so I will state it here. Although called a club...



See all 452 Negril Tips
  • Rick's Cafe

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Negril Things to Do

    Me and my wife Amy recently decided to go on the Negril Sunset Day Tour with Travel Around Jamaica Tours from the Beaches Resort in Montego Bay. And were extremely pleased with the amazing customer service we received from our driver, Garnet who was very friendly and knowledgeable about the different tourist locations we went to during our voyage...

  • Beaches Negril

    Negril Hotels

    went on the 15-21st of may. Today i find out im overdrafting and i got a call from fraud alert....

  • A Truly Relaxing Experience

    Negril Things to Do

    I found this place in 2013 and look foreword to my next visit each year. The food is deliciously prepared by Chef Andrew and his crew, the water is pure fresh mineral water cascading down the 400 year old aqueduct from the mountain head and the property is yours to explore. You can be as active as you like or just chill under the bamboo stands and...


San José

See all 540 San José Tips
  • National Theater

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    San José Things to Do

    On Monday, one of the things we did was a tour of the National Theatre (which was being renovated, so it wasn’t really a tour, and we didn’t pay for it because the guard at the entrance wasn’t there) and had lunch there ($12.91 for 2 including tip). I didn't take many photos because everything was shrouded with dust cloths. A photo of the front of...

  • Hotel Santo Tomas

    San José Hotels

    Very friendly an to other d helpful staff. The newer rooms are excellent. good value relative...

  • Machu Picchu Restaurant

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    San José Restaurants

    On my fourth trip to Costa Rica my girlfriend and I discovered this gem, I have always been disappointed in my restaurant experiences in Costa Rica and this restaurant changed my point of view. I have spent allot of time in Peru love Peruvian cuisine and when this restaurant was recommended to us I have to admit I was somewhat pessimistic. I was...


Caye Caulker

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Montego Bay

See all 236 Montego Bay Tips
  • Doctor's Cave Club

    Montego Bay Things to Do

    This beach club is just what the doctor ordered...seriously...some docter liked the place so much he bought it and then donated it back to the city of Montego Bay. And after spending three days relaxing at the said beach club I can understand why. With its well maintained beach and its perfectly still turquoise waters Doctor's Cave is the best non...

  • Round Hill Hotel & Villas

    Montego Bay Hotels

    I got to stay one night (only one night boo!). We arrived at night and left after breakfast. I did...

  • Martha Brae

    Montego Bay Off The Beaten Path

    This was the choice for our "mandatory" experience in a bamboo raft down a river. There are many other alternatives locally announced in the hotels, and they may be better than this - we had a calm descent for about 45 minutes, in what turned almost in a "botanical parade". Nice, calm, relaxing, but without the touch of emotion providing by a...


Ocho Rios

See all 277 Ocho Rios Tips
  • Dunn's River Falls

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ocho Rios Things to Do

    It's the top attraction of Ocho Rios, and maybe of Jamaica. Advertised as among the most famous falls in the world, we must be aware that it comes from the fun of climbing it, and not for its spectacularity. There is no comparison for instance with Niagara or Iguaçu falls, but along its 180 meters there's always people laughing. The water is...

  • Couples Tower Isle Ocho Rios

    Ocho Rios Hotels

    We got married on the beach at the all inclusive Couples Tower Island on 10/2/10. I cannot say...

  • Modern mall

    Ocho Rios Shopping

    Modern mall, waiting for tourists it didn't add anything to our visit - jewels and touristy crafts, and that was all. As a matter of fact, we had nothing in mind for shopping there.


Grand Bahama Island

Grand Cayman

See all 450 Grand Cayman Tips
  • Gold..Black Coral..Gold..

    Grand Cayman Shopping

    Unfortunately with the passing of Mr. Passman, most all of the galleries have been closed. There is one still open in Las Vegas where some of the most beautiful gold/black coral jewelry pieces you will ever see are displayed...... Well......Rings, earings, necklaces bracelets, or go for it...statues... $5000-$50,000 US (just don't ask)

  • Turtle Nest Inn

    Grand Cayman Hotels

    On the beach at Bodden Town, 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen with rental car costs about 60% of a...

  • Banking for the rich and famous

    Grand Cayman Things to Do

    I've been in these 3 little Islands the Grand Cayman, the Brac Cayman and the Little Cayman the coastline waters in these 3 Islands in the Caribbean are so pristine,so beautiful like a paradise a huge coral reefs lies around which is so refreshing into my eye as you can see in the crystal water the unique eco system that is haven to marine life...


Top Caribbean and Central America Hotels

Punta Cana Hotels
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Negril Hotels
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Montego Bay Hotels
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Varadero Hotels
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Curaçao Hotels
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Santo Domingo Hotels
416 Reviews - 893 Photos
Runaway Bay Hotels
86 Reviews - 187 Photos
Nassau Hotels
663 Reviews - 1346 Photos
San José Hotels
540 Reviews - 948 Photos
Ocho Rios Hotels
277 Reviews - 640 Photos
Grand Cayman Hotels
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Kingston Hotels
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Antigua Guatemala Hotels
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Isla de Roatán Hotels
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Comments (2)

  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    I really wish they had these two regions separate, because it's difficult to write about each one as a whole, but that's just my opinion.

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    Jan 20, 2014 at 6:33 AM

    When we are of Bassin bleu we areanother one where !!!

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