A tropical area on the Caribbean Sea around Mexico, Central America, and various island nations including Jamaica.

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Transit visa from Amsterdam with Caribbean visa

I'm visiting St. Maarten from Sri Lanka. I have a Caribbean visa from the Netherland Embassy. Transit period in Amsterdam Airport is 4 hours. Do I need a transit visa to go through Amsterdam?
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NAT - BGI roundtrip [closed]

We have to do a roundtrip from NAT (Natal, Brazil) to BGI (Barbados) in February. Unfortunately, Brazil is not well connected to the Caribbean, and the weekly direct flight from São Paulo to Barbados ...
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Could one find and hire a guide for Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) for a day?

I have read that it may be helpful for a tourist to hire a private guide for a day in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). Similarly, I have read that one could higher a taxi driver to be a private ...
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Ferries from Europe to Kingston, Jamaica and Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

I am trying to find out if there is any chance to travel to either Jamaica or Trinidad by ferry from anywhere in Europe. I would rather avoid long-haul flights... Any tips would be most appreciated, ...
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Ideal island for bareboat sailing in Caribbean? [closed]

My boyfriend and I are planning a sailing trip to the Caribbean over Thanksgiving week this year. We have already been sailing in the British Virgin Islands and really enjoyed it, but want to go ...
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Can I leave to Barbados and return back to the USA for 90 days? [duplicate]

I am currently in the USA from the UK under the Visa Waiver Program. I am planning on going to Barbados in the time where my 90 days expire. Once I have left Barbados, can I return to the usa and have ...
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What are less expensive alternatives to flights in and out of Panama City? [closed]

The cheapest flights in mid June in and out of Panama City from Bogota or Belize start at USD 475. Anecdotally, I've learned that Panama isn't a tourist destination, so flights are harder to find. Am ...
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Dominican Republic accepted currency and tipping

We are flying from Toronto, Canada to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. My question is regarding the currency that is accepted in DR. Resorts mainly, gift shops, on-resort grocery store, and tipping, ...
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Is there a site for ranking Caribbean Beaches? [closed]

This is kind of a broad question, but is there a site that ranks beaches? I know there is a CNN article that has "The 100 Best Beaches in the World", but I didn't find it that great. Obviously its a ...
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Confirming that Santiago de Cuba to Dominican Republic route exists

I finish my Cuba trip in Santiago de Cuba and need to connect to South America. As of now, my two options, according to Rome2Rio, are Get back to Havana, Cuba, then take a flight to my next ...
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Vehicle shipping between Europe and the Caribbean [closed]

I am looking for general advice on shipping and maintaing a vehicle between Eastern Europe (Bosnia) and the Caribbean (Dominica) as I am getting closer to my plan to be able to live in both places 6 ...
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How much is a boat trip from Venezuela to Trinidad?

I want to go from Venezuela (Guiria) to Trinidad by boat. Unfortunately I can't find any detailed information about prices and so on. The only thing I could find is that the boat leaves from Guiria in ...
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All inclusive resorts - Are they worth it? [closed]

We are looking to do a trip to the Caribbean around March of next year and are trying to decide if an all-inclusive resort (such as Sandals) would be a good experience. Our trip budget (including ...
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How can I travel between San Juan and Fajardo, Puerto Rico?

I'll be in Puerto Rico in January, and four of us need to get from San Juan to Fajardo on a Monday morning. I know there are public buses, as well as shuttle buses, but I think there are also private ...
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Is there a cruise ship starting from Venezuela and crossing some countries on Caribbean Ocean? [closed]

I'm going to Venezuela next trip and I'd like to know if exists some cruisers starting from there to Caribbean Sea. The way doesn't matter. Can be either through Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, ...
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Are Trinidad and Tobago as well as Suriname safe places to travel alone?

I'm planning to travel alone in South America starting from Colombia. I'm thinking to do a triangle route between Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname. It'll be a backpacking trip hosting in ...
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UK citizen travelling on ESTA program wants to make a side trip to Caribbean while in USA

My brother is a regular visitor from UK to USA and stays with me in NYC. We always take side trips maybe to Canada, Bermuda, Costa Rica etc and my question is will we be allowed a trip to Barbados for ...
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Will St. Lucia customs hassle me about vitamins?

I am traveling to St. Lucia for my wedding and was told by my future mother-in-law that I would not be allowed to take my vitamins with me, as customs would take any pills not in prescription bottles. ...
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Mobile Phone Provider While In Curacao and Saint Martin

Is there a provider that I can use in Curacao and Satin Martin? Verizon claims that they have coverage in Curacao on CDMA but thats not true. Do any of the providers support the European GSM ...
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Where is the best snorkelling in the Caribbean? [closed]

I am planning to go to the Caribbean in January. I would like to be able to snorkel right off the beach, to avoid chartering a boat. Does anyone have suggestions on destinations (i.e. country, ...
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Are there international car ferries in the Caribbean?

Is it all possible to plan a road trip in the Caribbean? Trinidad & Tobago seems to have a ferry, but that is within one country. I am looking for a ferry enabling me to do a road trip through ...
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How do I prepare for the possibility of being mugged in the US / Caribbean?

How would you advise preparing for the possibility of being mugged while traveling in the US, or Caribbean? Edit: I'm specifically concerned about being able to rebuy your stolen stuff, without ...
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Getting work on a cruise ship in order to travel

Yes, I'm perfectly aware that a Google search has lots of sites that offer stories about getting work on a cruise ship. However, a lot of these are trying to sell you books or videos on how to do ...
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Is it possible to travel to Cuba by sea (from e.g. Mexico)?

When I was reading about Cuba around the time I visited there (2008), I got the impression that the only way in is by air. Now, as of 2012, is this (still) the case? Or are there any cruises, ...
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Caribbean cruise for the backpacker?

I just read this answer on Caribbean cruises, which points out the importance of choosing a cruise line that fits your "style of travel". The answer, however, didn't give clues as to which lines cater ...
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Getting to San Andrés

Last year in Valencia, Spain I happened to talk to a Colombian woman who generously praised San Andrés as a destination. San Andrés y Providencia is an archipelago (and a departamento) in the ...
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Where can I find a cruise (and information about it) to the Bahamas or to the Caribbean?

My wife and I are going to be on the May 17 in New York city and we would like to take a cruise to the Bahamas or to the Caribbean, If you can recommend for a good site to search for a fair price and ...
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What is considered impolite in Central/South American area

In every culture some actions are considered polite, others rude. For example one should not use left hand when interacting with others in India and Arab countries. Can you please provide some ...
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Avoiding tourist traps while still having fun in Sint Maarten

I will be in Sint Maarten (Saint Martin). I am not so interested in the beaches, but I do like sailing. I also like good food (looking forward to the French restaurants...), Cuban cigars and quality ...
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Visiting islands around Cuba

I planned to travel to Cuba and Dominican Republic, but I've suddenly realized that the flight between Havana and Punta Cana are 6-8 hours and it is not that cheap... Is there any other international ...
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How do I verify my location in a country that has unreliable mail?

I'm trying to complete the final step of verification on couchsurfing.org and the country where I live (Dominican Republic) essentially doesn't have public mail. I've heard services like DHL can ...
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What are the best places to eat and have fun in Aruba?

I'm going to Aruba in December and I'd like to know the best place to eat considering the relationship price/quality. I'd also would like to know what other fun activities you recommend (besides ...
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Two months in the Caribbean - With Diving Available

I am searching for some simple accommodation on some Caribbean islands, in Costa Rica, Panama or similar to stay for 2 months. It should be near to the beach, and I'd like to learn diving, so a diving ...
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Transporting a big shipment of computer equipment to the Caribbean [closed]

I'm travelling to the Caribbean and need to bring with me about ten heavy desktop computers with CRT monitors. I understand this is a lot of weight and will take up a lot of space. In fact, from a ...
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Budget caribbean in January from South America

I'm planning on going to the caribbean (any part of it) during January 2012 (for 7 to 12 days) but anything above U$S 1500 per person turns out to be too expensive. I'm basically looking for a whole ...
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Third party shore-excursion operators in the Western Caribbean

Cruise ships usually offer shore excursions that can be booked for an additional fee. These can be more expensive than going with a 3rd party, since the cruise line takes a cut. Is there a list of ...
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Freight travel in the Caribbean - Can it be done? Is it cost-effective?

When I began to research travel by freight boat, I was hoping it would be a cheap alternative to air travel, but it turns out you can expect to pay US$80-140 per day and voyages are often five days or ...