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Boca Chica

The city of Boca Chica has a equal named beach which is often referred to as the heart of the city, during the 1960s, prominent Dominican families built summer properties along the beach which was surrounded by mountain landscape. When the beach became more popular, public transportation was introduced in order to make it the most populated beach. Boca Chica is a municipality of the Santo Domingo province and has a population with over 100 thousand people.

Boca Chica is only 20 miles away from the capital Santa Domingo, which adds to the popularity of the city. The most famous attraction, the beach has white sand and crystal clear watersides. During the weekends a lot of locals come from Santa Domingo to enjoy the waterside. Besides the beach Boca Chica also has two islands not to far offshore called Los Pinos and La Matica.

Along the beach side its filled with street vendor selling souvenirs, small pubs and restaurants to enjoy a meal or have a slice at the pizza stands, loud music which can be heard all over shore fills the scenery. Recently the city has become more popular for European and North American travelers, especially since the temperature of Caribbean water are fine during foreign cold winters.

Travelers to the Dominican Republic require a valid passport and visa. American citizens need only a valid passport, other nationalities may require a valid visa. Boca Chica’s tropical heat is tempered by the sea breezes, its rain is short and heavy followed by sunshine.


Miami is a sunny southern coastal city in the state of Florida, most people who never been in Miami know the city as skating bikini girls, chasing drug dealers based on television crime shows. Though the reality is otherwise, Miami is being recognized for its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment and international trade. The city has grown and reached a population of over 450 thousand people.

When you land at Miami International Airport and checked in through customs, you can look forward to a good time of enjoyment. It’s a great mixture of culture and sightseeing including museums, restaurants, bars, cafes and nightclubs which make you dance until dawn. The city has a good transportation system, when staying a few days its wise to rent a car. Making use of the local busses and taxi’s are safe in general.

You haven’t seen Miami without visiting the beach for a day, rent an umbrella and lounge for a day. The sun shines, the ocean is crystal clear, there are jetski and speedboat for rent. A funny fact is that the strip catch more heat than ocean drive. The boulevard offers boutiques which are rather expensive, the Miami restaurants are divided in each individual class with many places to go for budget travelers.

American citizens traveling to Miami by air will need to have a valid passport, but a visa is not required. International travelers are required to have a valid passport. Depending on your: nationality, reason to visit or length of stay you may be required a visa. Travelers entering the United States to visit Miami are advised to contact the local USA embassy to verify before leaving.

Panama City

Panama city is the capital of Panama. Located on the Pacific entrance of the famous Panama Canal, it is the country’s center of administration, culture, and commerce. It holds the distinction of being one of the most desirable cities for retirement in the world, and was chosen to be the American Capital of Culture in 2003. The city has a population of 900 thousand people.

Panama city is a city of friendly people and hospitality itself. From high-end shopping to lazing around on the beach while soaking up the Panama sun, there is no shortage of things to do and enjoy in this city. Experience the sophistication and luxury while shopping around the high-end stores of the Paitilla, Via Espana, and Los Pueblos. Or, take a stroll through La Central, the famous pedestrian walkway. Take a bite out of popular history by visiting the Panama Canal, which you can do for only $8 for adults, half that for kids, and top this off with a trip to Casco Viejo, the historic part of town.

You can get around Panama by taxi. Although most do not have a meter, fare rates are set by the government. There is usually a surcharge for an additional person. Be careful to explain where you are going, as some drivers may find it harder to understand slang English than others. Buses are cheaper and a bus ride is a fun activity since Panamanian buses are colorful and comfortable, although at times they can get pretty crowded. Panama City is safer than other Latin capitals, a place where homeowners no longer fence their yards. Still, it is better to use common sense to avoid being the victim of a crime. For example, avoid wearing flashy jewelry or exposing large amount of cash in public, and avoid dark alleys at night.

US visitors need to purchase a tourist card upon arrival to Panama. The validity of the card can be extended up to 90 days, depending on the decision of the embassy or immigration officials.


Port-au–Prince, the city that sits on the Gulf of Gonâve, is Haiti’s capital and largest city. It is the center for trade and transportation and is currently home to around 600 thousand inhabitants or more. The University of Haiti is located here.

Port-au-Prince is a city of color, from the rich, dark brown skin of Haitians to the deep blue roofs of its many churches. Contrary to popular belief, there are a lot of things to do and sights to see in Haiti. Relax while exploring African-inspired art, music, and dance, or get your first glimpse of Haiti’s famous voodoo culture. Haitian cuisine is a must-try. Try your hand at French and Creole cuisine with a Haitian twist for an unforgettable gustatory experience. Visit the National Palace in upscale Petionville, which was rebuilt in 1918, the Cathedral de Port-au-Prince, one of the many churches in the island that stands as a witness to the country’s deep Catholic roots, and marvel at the talent of Haiti’s artists at the Musee & Art Haitian du College Saint-Pierre.

Most bus terminals are located in the city, and from there you can go anywhere in the island. Buses are usually old school US buses or the local version, taptaps. Drive at your own risk, as drivers drive on the opposite side of the road, which is more often than not full of potholes. Take the bus instead, because aside from being a cheaper alternative, it is also a good way to mingle with the locals. You can also try the taxis, which are relatively cheap. You can spot a Haitian taxi by a red ribbon hanging from its front mirror. Safety is always a risk in Haiti. Travelers are advised to always travel in groups at all times.

A tourist visa is not required for stays no longer than 3 months. Processing can be done at the Haitian embassy in your country.


Tropical and natural – this is Nassau, the capital of Bahamas. It is the largest city of the Bahamas and has a population of around 260 thousand inhabitants. The city is a prime commercial, cultural, and political hub although there is no local government. Nassau sits comfortably on Providence Island and is easily recognizable for its attractive harbor and exciting nightlife.

Nassau is a prime tourist destination for its sun, surf, food, and nightlife. Experience the best of the tropical world in this city that boasts an even mix of the nature of the tropics, international travel, and a distinct Victorian past which one can discover through its preserved mansions, cathedrals, and ruined forts all reminders of Nassau’s well-reserved history. For a better appreciation of the city, a citywide view can be provided by a short trip to the Coral Island, location of the hundred-foot tower. After a day of cultural sightseeing, relax and unwind at the many upscale hotels, or give the international casinos a try. Nassau is the shopper’s paradise set in the lush greenery of the tropics.

Getting around Nassau can be done by minibus, taxi, bike, car, or scooter. The scooter is the most popular ride in town, although tourists are advised not to go to sparsely populated areas and “over-the-hill,” an area south of downtown where crime is known to occur. Walking is also popular. From the beach, you can walk in your flip-flops and pay the Government House a visit before heading out to the Bay Street market.

The best time to visit Nassau is from May to September, when the summer is in full swing. US tourists do not need a visa to travel to Nassau. All that is needed is a valid passport, return tickets, and proof of sufficient funds for the entire trip.

Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo is the capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic. The city is situated at the shore of the Caribbean Sea at the mouth of the Ozama River. Its the oldest continuously inhabit European settlement in North America. The city was originally found by Christopher Columbus in the 15th century. Santa Domingo has a population of over 2 million people.

Santo Domingo is a popular travel destination for bounty commercial alike beaches, inexpensive family resorts and true natural beauty. These are the reasons why ten-thousands of tourists visit the Dominican Republic, and the same people that ignore the somewhat unfair reputation of social unrest and high crime rates. While petty crime and theft inquire in the city, the Dominicans are among the friendliest in the Caribbean, and its hospitality seems more genuine than for example its similar yet commercialized Puerto Rico.

Spanish is the official language, yet English is spoken and understood by its locals. Which comes handy ordering a nice cold Persidente beer at one of the many bars and nightclubs areas locally known as ‘la Zona’ including; Bella Blue, Crazy Pub, Guacara Taina, Hollywood Cafe and the Trio cafe.

Travelers to the Dominican Republic require a valid passport and visa. American citizens need only a valid passport, other nationalities may require a valid visa. Santa Domingo’s tropical heat is tempered by the sea breezes, its rain is short and heavy followed by sunshine.


Kingston is the largest English-speaking city within the Caribbean, as well the capital of Jamaica and is its cultural, financial and industrial center. The city is situated on the south eastern coast of the island and has a population of 800 thousand people.

Kingston city structure involves a mixture of modern and old, its city life is among the best and the worst known in the Caribbean. For travelers there’s a excellent hotel structure, fine dining facilities and great shopping deals such as the Sovereign Shopping Center and the Chelsea Galleries. The narrow downtown streets are lined with higglers (street vendors). The commerce style of the higglers is known as uncomfortable and unwelcome, therefore Downtown Kingston is not recommended for a relax day of shopping. Visit the New Kingston areas for shopping pleasure in the numerous shopping malls.

The city is filled with historic museums and buildings, like the Arawak museum, National Gallery and Devon House. Those who think of Jamaica, think of Bob Marley, Kingston has the one and only Bob Marley Museum on the globe. Bob Marley’s lifestyle is still followed by many of the Jamaicans, this seems fine but it has increased drugs use which led to higher crime and petty theft in the city.

Travelers to Jamaica are required a valid passport and visa. American citizens are required a valid passport and proof of a hotel booking only. Jamaica has a tropical climate around the year with constant high temperatures therefore it has no seasonal variation. When rain comes, its short yet heavy and followed by sunshine.


Havana (Ciudad de La Habana) officially meaning “City of Havana” is the capital city, major port and leading commercial center of Cuba. The city is situated on the northwestern part of the island. It has a population of 2.1 million people which makes Havana Cuba’s and the Caribbean region largest city.

Cuba’s capital city is hard to imagine with its rhythm, sensuality and code the Cubans live by. Havana is so traditional vibrant while at the same time laid back. Until you have enjoyed a view along the Malecón, got lost in time in the narrow cobblestone streets of Habana Vieja’s and have ride the traditional Dogde taxi through Centro Habana, danced the salsa until dawn consuming Cuban’s special made mojito’s and watching the sunrise over the Golf of Mexico laid back from your hotel balcony, you haven’t dealt with a true Havana experience.

The safest way to get round in Havana is by Taxi meter, however make sure the meter is turned on before leaving. Be aware that food is sold in local currency, always carry Cuban pesos with you. Avoid jineteros/jineteras (con artists) offering you cheap cigars, money exchange and least but not last always make sure the bills are correct (especially hand written bills). The best period to visit is during the summer months from May till October.

American citizens must be licensed by Department of Treasury in order to travel to Cuba. Any national need a visa or tourist card, which allows a maximum stay of 30 days in the country, this visa can be extended for 30 days. The visa costs are $30us and can be easily obtained over the counter of an Cuban Embassy or directly from a travel agent. Travelers are required a return ticket and proof of a booked hotel room for at least three nights.


Toronto is the biggest city in Canada and the capital of its province Ontario. Its situated on the north western shore of Lake Ontario and is the center of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). As Canada’s economic capital its consider a global city and one of the top financial cities worldwide. Toronto has a population of 2.5 million people.

Toronto is a tourist city with class, it meets standards for all traveler reasons. Let it be adventurous, romance, history or family. It’s major attractions include the Hockey Hall of Fame, Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum and the Black Creek Pioneer Village. Big events regularly take place and are visited by both locals and travelers like the Winter City, Toronto International Boat Show, The Sound of Music and The Nature of Diamonds. If one prefer shopping, Toronto will not let you down. With it’s 5 gigantic shopping centers located in the heart of the city.

Travelers have identified Toronto as a big, beautiful, and efficient city that with time has become the center of culture, commerce and communications in Canada. Its colorful rich history, breathtaking architecture and ethnic mix turns Toronto to a non stop adventure platform as far as the tourist eye reaches.

Travelers to Canada / Toronto are required a valid passport, most nationals do not need a visa in advance. You will automatically receive a tourist visa upon arrival at Toronto Pearson International Airport after showing a return ticket and passport that’s valid for the duration of your stay. The best period to visit is in the summer months from June till August.

Mexico City

Mexico City is the capital of Mexico with a population of 8.7 million people. The city is the world’s third largest urban area and fills a highland basin 2240m above sea level, so you might feel a bit light-headed upon arrival. Its the most important center of economic, industrial and cultural in Mexico.

In the recent years Mexico City is experiencing a well deserved increase in interests. Travelers often dismissed Mexico’s capital because of the city’s problems including crime, pollution, and overcrowded areas. Now that these trends have decreased, the culturally curious have been rediscovering what originally led so many to this magnificent city. The city is filled with cultural treasures and energy, although some compare it to great European cities the regular Mexico City traveler disagrees.

Mexico offers many historic attractions, from ancient ruins Olmecs, Maya and Aztec, to train routes used by the brash. When it comes to the capital, many travelers believe the city itself is a museum counting over 2000 historical buildings, all situated around the Zocalo such as: the Rufino Tamayo, the National Art Museum, the Anthropology Museum and Diego Rivera museums.

Travelers to Mexico City must have a Mexican government issued tourist card, which is easy to obtain. Some nationalities may require to obtain a visa. Because regulations changes regularly, it’s advised to confirm them with a Mexican embassy or consulate before your trip.