Enjoy the charm of windmills, lighthouses, and twisting divi-divi trees or luxuriate in the world's most opulent spas. Play in the glittering casinos and luxury resorts or wander the unsurpassed pristine beaches. Aruba's serene settings make it ideal for weddings, honeymoons, and romantic getaways. On the windward coast, the Atlantic crashes over rocks, coral bridges and cliffs. Aruba has a desert-like climate, and vacationers enjoy clear skies, bright sunshine, and cooling trade winds almost every day of the year.
The beaches of Aruba are widely considered to be among the cleanest, widest, and most spectacular in the Caribbean region. An Aruba beach typically consists of powder-fine, white-sand, perfect for soaking up the Caribbean sun. Famous Aruba beaches include Eagle Beach which has been singled out as the number one Caribbean beach in a USA Today survey of travel writers, travel agents and frequent travelers; and Palm Beach, set against a backdrop of Aruba's leading resorts, was voted by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the best beaches in the world.
Surrounded by unspoiled dry tropical forest and dazzling topography, the Gulf of Papagayo is the ideal setting for nature lovers and beachgoers. The Daniel Oduber Quirós International
Airport in Liberia provides seamless travel to the Guanacaste region, while paved roads facilitate the rest of the journey to the Pacific coast and the Gulf of Papagayo.
In close proximity to the gulf are a number of national parks, including Santa Rosa, Marino las Baulas, Guanacaste, and Rincón de la Vieja, which provide visitors opportunities to explore the natural inland terrain. Of course, the Gulf of Papagayo is most famous for its beaches. Here, the sun shines throughout the day, heating the white-sand coast and the immaculate aquamarine sea. Tropical trees sway in the breeze at the edge of the beach, providing shade from the burning sun, while the warm gulf waters beckon visitors to take a dip in the calm water.
Known best for its endless stretches of white sand beaches, casinos, world-class golf, Punta Cana is often referred to as the Coconut Coast. No resort in Punta Cana is higher than the highest palm tree, and there is no shortage of palms on the 40 miles of white sand beaches, Bavaro being one of the most famous.
Located on the southeastern coast, La Romana has been a refuge for the rich and famous for many years. Here visitors can take in an international polo math, or spend the day deep sea fishing on the crystalline Caribbean waters. Play at one of four ranked championship 18-hole golf courses or visit Altos de Chavon, a replica of a 16th century Mediterranean village.
On the northeastern shores, Samana is an incredibly diverse peninsula that is larger than most Caribbean islands. This eco-tourism destination is surrounded by breathtaking nature, with its own paradise island of Cayo Levantado. Each year from January to March, large peaceful humpback whales come by the thousands, offering a natural spectacle.
Montego Bay has it all, including a modern international airport and championship golf courses. Discover amazing beaches, a bustling town and many sites including the Rose Hall Great House. The Hip Strip features a mile of dining, entertainment, bars, shopping and fun.
Black cliffs. Mellow vibes. Negril's laid-back pace and natural beauty is a feast for the eyes and soul. The "Capital of Casual", it is at the western tip of the island and is known for its amazing sunsets. Gorgeous Seven Mile Beach features soft white sand and crystalline waters.
Located in the center of the north coast, Ocho Rios is known for its spectacular waterfalls, sprawling beaches, tropical gardens and fern gullies. For a memorable adventure, climb the 700-foot cascading waterfalls of Dunn's River Falls. Next to Dunn's River Falls is Dolphin Cove, where guests can swim and interact and play with the dolphins.
Runaway Bay is a short distance west of Ocho Rios, and ideal for those searching for a peaceful setting and pristine beaches. Guests can tour the Green Grotto Caves, and the Seville Great House. Visit the nearby parish of St. Ann to see Nine Miles, birthplace of Bob Marley.
Located on the west coast of Mexico on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos offers travelers a unique respite to recharge and unwind. Here, visitors can go big game fishing, whale watching, play a few holes at a world-class golf course, luxuriate in top spas or simply spend their days looking out at the gorgeous Pacific Ocean.
Surrounded on three sides by lagoon, bay, and the Caribbean Sea, Cancun boasts 14 miles of pristine white-sand beaches. It's golf courses, and spas are truly world-class. Downtown Cancun is a shopper's paradise, hosting lively street markets and exclusive boutiques. Glittering nightlife still reigns with discos, live music, piano bars, and jazz clubs. Guests also enjoy watersports and amazing underwater life with the Great Mayan Reef just offshore. This hotspot is the gateway to the ancient Mayan world. Areas such as Isla Mujeres, Playa Mujeres and Riviera Cancun immediately surround this world renowned playground.
South of Cancun, Riviera Maya spans 100 miles down a coastline with endless white sand beaches, lush jungles and ancient Mayan cities including Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba. Enjoy trendy shopping and fine dining on Playa del Carmen's Fifth Avenue and amazing watersports in the towns of Puerto Aventuras and Akumal. Visit Xel-Há, the world's largest natural aquarium, and Xcaret, with fascinating indigenous wildlife and underground rivers.
East of Costa Rica and west of Colombia, Panama is a narrow isthmus connecting North and South America. Discover exotic tropical rainforests, beautiful mountain refuges, Caribbean-style beaches, Indian cultures, a sophisticated capital city, Spanish colonial historical sites, and the famous Panama Canal. A sovereign, fully democratic country, Panama is a top destination for beach lovers and romantics. It also offers free emergency health care and English is widely spoken while the USD is the official currency.
The natural splendor of the Playa Bonita is not to be missed. Take a drive, cycle, or jog down the scenic Amador Causeway, a one-lane road that connects three islands. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore Punta Bruja Nature Reserve, fish off the islands of Las Perlas, or watch whales out in the Pacific. Guests can visit famous sites like the Panama Canal’s Miraflores Locks. There they can visit the museum and step out onto a large terrace to watch ships cross the canal.
The sights, sounds, and flavors of Panama City is close by Discover the country’s rich heritage in Casco Antiguo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll find historic cathedrals, plazas, the Palacio de las Garzas, National Theater of Culture, and much more.