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.
Cuba is a multicultural nation and the largest island of the West Indies. Its waterfront capital is Havana, a musical, scenery-rich city that is the center of commerce and tourism. Walk the Malecon of Havana, marvel at the artworks in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and go for a refreshing swim on Cayo Coco in central Cuba.