Caribbean and Central America Travel Guide

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Caribbean and Central America Highlights

  • Pro
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     it's a beautiful culture and finally something refreshingly different from north america. 

  • Con
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     Sometimes more expensive than we expected... 

  • In a nutshell
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     This is not only about beaches and palmtrees! 

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Punta Cana

See all 427 Punta Cana Tips


See all 447 Varadero Tips
  • Beach

    Varadero Things to Do

    This wasn't my first trip down south, but never before had I spent so much time at the beach! The beach in Varadero is absolutely beautiful, and so is the water. It also helps that from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, our resort's animation staff was there to keep us entertained with dance lessons, aqua gym sessions and funny games, which made the time fly...

  • 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

    Varadero Restaurants

    Directly across the street from Sunbeach, to the east, is a small outdoor patio bar that is open day and night. It is right on the corner, and you have to go down a few steps from the sidewalk to reach the tables. This little place often has music and we enjoy going here for a cold drink (3CUC for Coronas!) or a light lunch when we get tired of our...



See all 1586 Havana Tips
  • Habana Vieja - Old Havana

    Havana Things to Do

    During our visit to Havana, one of my favorite things to do was to just walk through the streets of Habana Vieja, admiring the contrasts of both people and structure. It's an opportunity to see freshly painted colonial-era historical buildings right next to run down apartment complexes, a sense of real life in Cuba mixed in with the tourist...

  • 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...

  • Paladares

    Havana Restaurants

    family run, from chef to servers, using charcoal for cooking ,nice setting using the entire old home, you come to taste the local food, come here, very friendly and cheap. All is good. no web or tel i was there with my family , I am Cuban born, good food and cheap and great Cuban ambiance, cant beat it. pork yucca, moro rice, and cristal beer cant...



See all 440 Negril Tips
  • Rick's Cafe

    Negril Things to Do

    From Rick's cafe you may watch an extra show provided by a few young men that jump from the cliffs and higher to the water. The climax of the show is a jump from a very high tree. The tension is created by some dangerous movements in the tree, while the diver's friends pass a can collecting money from the people. I made a video with the natural...

  • 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....

  • Shared Negril Transportation

    Negril Transportation

    I booked a shared transfer from Montego Bay airport to Negril with Jamaica Customised Vacation and Tours, I stayed at the RIU Tropical Bay, first I was sceptic because of their cheap rate, when I got to the airport Kenrick was waiting with a sign, my vehicle was waiting, we were quickly dispatched and Garfield our driver was very informative with...



See all 655 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...

  • Compass Point Beach Resort

    Nassau Hotels

    I stopped off at the Compass Point restaurant for lunch on 10/4/2011 and ordered the grilled fish of...

  • Bahamian Food

    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,...


Montego Bay

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  • 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...

  • Beaches

    Montego Bay Things to Do

    When you read in a brochure or advertising that your hotel is in "Montego Bay" be prepared to stay a few (or many) kilometers distant from town - Montego Bay is a common (and uggly) city taking proffit of a protected bay, with several beaches around it, and hotels spreading along almost 100 kilometers of coast. To browse the beaches and have an...


San Juan

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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...

  • Hotel Atarazana

    Santo Domingo Hotels

    I stayed here on a recent business trip in the Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo. This 6 room hotel...

  • El Conuco

    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...


Ocho Rios

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Antigua Guatemala

  • Pacaya Volcano

    Antigua Guatemala Things to Do

    The village near Pacaya Volcano is very poor - there is not even a grocery store. There are many wonderful dogs you'll encounter on your hike. They are friendly but skinny! Please take dry dog food in zip lock bags to feed these wonderful dogs. ALSO, MORE IMPORTANT, talk to the local vendors on the hike up who sell sodas and chips. Tell them...

  • Meson Panza Verde

    Antigua Guatemala Hotels

    Really beautiful and small. Close to parque central but not in the center of things. Nice...

  • Frida's

    Antigua Guatemala Restaurants

    We had read good reviews of Frida’s on both VT and elsewhere and as it was just up the road from our hotel we were keen to try it for ourselves – and we were not disappointed. Frida’s is a Mexican restaurant themed around the life and work of Frida Kahlo, although the décor is such an eclectic mix that the theme is lost in places. On entering the...


San José

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  • National Theater

    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. Now the visiting hours...

  • 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

    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...


Puerto Plata

See all 69 Puerto Plata Tips
  • 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua

    Puerto Plata Things to Do

    Damajagua Cascades are 27 waterfalls (some small and some big) about 30 minutes drive from Puerto Plata. There are two different tours: One where you climb all 27 falls (one of them should be very high!), and one where you only climb the first 7 falls. I was a chicken, so I only climbed the first 7 falls... First you climb up through the...

  • Gran Ventana Beach Resort

    Puerto Plata Hotels

    Continued from part 1... Food and Drink All food and drinks were included in the price of our...

  • Cigars and Jewelry

    Puerto Plata Shopping

    In the centre of Puerto Plata you’ll find a small cigar factory (and jewelry store). There are bigger and more famous cigar factories in the Santiago area, but if you don’t want the 1½ hour drive to Santiago you could consider a visit to the local cigar factory in Puerto Plata. The factory is small, but will give you an idea how a cigar is made.The...


Grand Cayman

See all 444 Grand Cayman Tips
  • Reef Gliding in Grand Cayman

    Grand Cayman Things to Do

    Took my son out on a reef glider earlier this week. Never seen these before so was a bit curious about what they were when our taxi driver told us about a different way to see the reef. Apparently it's a new activity on the island. We absolutely loved it - my son doesn't swim much because we're from the North so he was super excited when a stingray...

  • 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...

  • ColorFUL shirts

    Grand Cayman Shopping

    I (Beth's daughter) went to the shopping talk on the ship and I decided that I wanted to get gifts for the family at the Del Sol store. So after we did the Duck tour, we went to shop. I got t-shirts (including one for myself), and some swim shorts for my brother (which he claimed were too big in the waist). We also got the color changing nail...


Caye Caulker

See all 481 Caye Caulker Tips


See all 78 Trinidad Tips
  • Trinidad Restaurant Experience: Apsara

    Trinidad Restaurants

    This restaurant is an upscale, reservations recommended, Indian restaurant on the east side of Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain, Trinidad. We throughly enjoyed our Christmas eve dinner there. We marveled at the authentic Indian decor, which included altars and incense to Hindu gods, dishes and cutlery which the proprietor proudly told us had...

  • Hilton Trinidad

    Trinidad Hotels

    I was at this property for about 8-9 hours -- hectic travel week. Decent hotel, but it was old in...

  • Your own private beach

    Trinidad Sports & Outdoors

    Along the road that goes to Maracas Bay from Port of Spain, after the summit, Fond Pois Doux road branches off upwards, steep on the left side (it would be best to park here). From here you have two options:option 1 : from the Fond Pois Doux road, hike up about 15 minutes until you reach a gated drive that goes to the right. Take the right and...


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