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  • 9 tips for travelling in Costa Rica

    9 tips for travelling in Costa Rica

    October 25th, 2016Chloe Cann
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    Inspired by pictures of Costa Rica’s primordial-looking shores, rainforests bristling with exotic creatures and steaming volcanoes that tower above the clouds? You’re not the only one. A steady increase in access to the Central American nation has helped persuade more and more travellers to stop daydreaming at their desks and instead book a plane ticket.... Read more »

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  • Trinidad or Tobago – which island is right for you?

    Trinidad or Tobago – which island is right for you?

    September 6th, 2016Andy Turner
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    Pin The islands of Trinidad and Tobago both have tropical beaches, steamy rainforest and amazing wildlife but are far from identical twins. Here we look at which island to head for on your first trip to these Caribbean siblings. Which has the best beaches? If you’re the type of traveller that packs at least three... Read more »

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  • 12 tips for backpacking Cuba

    12 tips for backpacking Cuba

    May 10th, 2016Freya Godfrey
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    Cuba’s captivating, colourful streets and carnaval­ feel make it appealing for travellers year­-round. The country’s popularity is skyrocketing, and visitor numbers show little sign of abating. Planning to join them? Start with our top tips for making the most out of backpacking Cuba. 1. Stay with a Cuban family Casa particulares are the best place to stay on a... Read more »

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  • Central America: an adventure travel paradise

    Central America: an adventure travel paradise

    April 12th, 2016Andy Turner
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    Steamy rainforest, smoking hot volcanoes and stunning reef-fringed shorelines, Central America is a god-given playground for the adventurous. Whether you’re packing a surfboard, a wetsuit and a GoPro or simply a pair of hiking boots, Andy Turner rounds up the best activities in the region. Surf in El Salvador Once off limits due to gang... Read more »

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  • Travel writing competition: win the trip of a lifetime & become a Rough Guides writer

    Travel writing competition: win the trip of a lifetime & become a Rough Guides writer

    March 21st, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    *This competition is now closed* Always wanted to be a travel writer? Well you’re in luck. Last year we ran our travel writing competition and the winner, Steph Dyson, has become one of our regular contributors. This year, we’re opening it up again to seek out the best untapped travel writing talent. Enter the competition... Read more »

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  • Delving into the Daiquiri: Havana’s favourite drink

    Delving into the Daiquiri: Havana’s favourite drink

    February 24th, 2016Henry Jeffreys
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    Cuba’s cocktails chart the country’s ambivalent relationship with its neighbour to the north, America. This is most obviously demonstrated by the Cuba Libre – a blend of Cuban rum and Coca-Cola with lime – but it’s the Daiquiri that most associates with the capital, Havana. In the year when American visitors are finally allowed to... Read more »

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  • What’s new for Cuba in 2016? 10 developments to watch out for this year

    What’s new for Cuba in 2016? 10 developments to watch out for this year

    January 18th, 2016Matt Norman
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    Record numbers of visitors have been racing to get to Cuba ‘before it changes forever’ since President Obama’s historic announcement in December 2014 that diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba were to be restored. Since then the relationship has continued to warm, but there has been more speculation than tangible change as a result... Read more »

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  • 16 pictures that show the colours of Panama

    16 pictures that show the colours of Panama

    December 30th, 2015Nori Jemil
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  • Cuba: 10 travel tips for first-timers

    Cuba: 10 travel tips for first-timers

    December 29th, 2015Matt Norman
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    Cuba is an infinitely fascinating country and undoubtedly different from most places you’ve travelled. If you’re planning your first trip, take on board these Cuba travel tips from our expert co-author of the Rough Guide to Cuba, Matt Norman. 1. Stay in a casa particular If you want to get to know Cuba you’re going... Read more »

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  • Cocoa loco: a guide to chocolate tourism in Trinidad and Tobago

    Cocoa loco: a guide to chocolate tourism in Trinidad and Tobago

    November 23rd, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Our authors have travelled the length and breadth of Trinidad and Tobago, shimmying through the streets at Carnival, body-surfing at the beaches and gorging on street food, yet chocolate remains one of their highlights. Pin Some of the world’s best cocoa is grown in this twin-island republic, and there are plenty of ways to sample... Read more »

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  • The best beaches in Cuba

    The best beaches in Cuba

    November 10th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Conjure up an image of the perfect Caribbean beach and you’ll find Cuba‘s generous shoreline fits the description perfectly: stretches of powdery, bone-white sand – often freckled with shady palm trees – and limpid, turquoise waters. And with so much coastline there are beaches to suit all needs: great swathes of golden sand groomed by resorts promise days... Read more »

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  • 10 things you didn’t know you could do in Panama

    10 things you didn’t know you could do in Panama

    September 8th, 2015Megan Eileen McDonough
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    There’s a whole lot more to Panama than its famous canal. Hiking, rafting, surfing and diving are just a few of the excellent adventure activities on offer, and it’s a brilliant destination for birdwatching with over 970 species soaring in its skies. From touring Panama City to sampling inventive cuisine from entrepreneurial chefs, there are countless... Read more »

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