Costa Rica is a Central American tropical paradise beyond compare. The wildlife is colorful and memorable, from toucans to spider monkeys to sloths. Volcanoes, ziplines, and prime cycling, hiking and surfing opportunities are there for active travelers. For more relaxed vacationers, beaches and vibrant nightlife—from rooftop bars to romantic dining—await.
Puerto Rico is a colorful and invincible archipelago. This U.S. territory, irrevocably shaped by colonialism and dramatic weather events, is awash in culture, with much to be learned in its art galleries and its centuries-old citadels. Capital city San Juan is the largest city and tourism hub. Visitors should see Old San Juan, the inviting beaches, and Museo de Arte de Ponce, among the finest art museums in the Caribbean.