You probably know about a few of the things Jamaica is rightly famous for: Bob Marley and Reggae music, the ultra-fast runner Usain Bolt, mouthwatering jerk chicken and other tasty foods, its many varieties of rum, and its glorious beaches.
One thing you’ll notice right away is that Jamaicans drive on the left side of the road, a throwback from its days as a British colony (even though it has been independent since 1962, it’s still part of the Commonwealth). You’ll hear English spoken everywhere, along with the national language called Patois, an English-based Creole language with strong West African influences.
Tucked between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica spans just 200 miles (the whole country is slightly smaller than Lake Michigan!) — but there are over 800 miles of coastline.
Within that tidy area, however, is a country bursting with adventure, natural beauty, and locals who couldn’t be more inviting.
As one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico, Cancun attracts about four million visitors each year to its pristine white beaches, its top-notch resort and hotel scene and its crystal blue water. The city is home to hundreds of hotels that line the beaches in an area called the hotel zone, attracting all types of guests, from traveling business people to timeshare owners to families.
The city is probably most famous for its Mayan ruins, which dot the landscape around this southern region of Mexico. From El Rey to Tulum, the ancient stone remains are unique archaeological attractions that tell the original story of the now bustling modern city. Many people also visit the area for its great dive sites.
Dominican Republic is the second largest and most diverse Caribbean country, situated just two hours south of Miami, less than four hours from New York and eight hours from most European cities. Known for our warm and hospitable people, Dominican Republic is a destination like no other, featuring astounding nature, intriguing history and rich culture.
Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, our lush tropical island paradise boasts nearly 1,000 miles (1,609 km) of coastline, 250 miles (402 km) of the world’s top beaches, magnificent resorts and hotels, and a variety of sports, recreation and entertainment options.