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Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

A family traveler explores Costa Rica's Tortuguero National Park in beautiful Costa Rica.In addition to my many other Costa Rican travels, I have spent some time along the Caribbean coast. In a country full of national parks, Tortuguero is one of the richest and most popular. Puerto Limón Puerto Limón, usually called simply Limón, is the capital of Limón province....

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Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

It's a favorite with parents, kids 2 to 12-years and even hard-to-please teens, and one of Club Med's top family destinations.Club Med began decades ago, when a vacation visionary, Gerard Blitz, living in post-war Paris, launched Club Mediterranée as a non-profit sports club. He pitched a tent village on a Mediterranean beach using WWII army surplus tents and...

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Trinidad And Tobago: Caribbean Carnival at its Best

Trinidad and Tobago's spring Carnival will amuse your family with great costumes and amazing creativity.If you like pulsating music, dancing in the streets, spectacular cultural events and parading masqueraders, then tropical Trinidad and Tobago's annual spring Carnival should not be missed. The islands of Trinidad and Tobago, just off the coast of South America, boast of an ethnically...

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Family Resorts of St. John, USVI

A family of 5 sleeps around at several of this US Virgin Island's top resorts to judge the best.Our family of five travels often from Washington DC. We swim in rooftop pools in New York hotels and snow-fed New Hampshire rivers. We sleep on rainy mountaintops in tents and in king size beds you never want to leave. We eat on paper plates in places I'd rather forget and in fancy restaurants...

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Villa Life On St. Barths

Veteran family travel writers put their favorite island, St. Bartholomew's, to the test. And the wonderful Caribbean retreat does more than pass; it excels!In our twenty-plus years of travel and writing about travel, St. Barths stands out.  We recalled marvelous cuisine, lovely scenery, diverse beaches, beautiful people, overpriced shopping (to ignore) and friendly...

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Cocoa Cottages Eco-Lodge, Dominica

Cocoa Cottages captures the best of the Caribbean for eco-trekkers: an intimate family atmosphere and plenty of opportunity for adventure! Among all the Caribbean islands, Dominica is known for its special collection of small, environmentally friendly cottages and lodges. These unique accommodations offer an exceptional value for families and serve to protect the delicacy of the natural surroundings. I...

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Caribbean 101: Ports Of Call Define Islands

Here's what to expect as you step onto the most popular islands of the Caribbean, whether you arrive by sea or air.The fabled Caribbean "ports of call" -- where cruise ships make their stops -- lure sun and fun seekers of all ages and, in may ways, define the personality of each of the islands, too. Everywhere, young explorers and their families will delight in nature’s bounty, trekking...

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St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

FTF tells you how to kayak, snorkel, "snuba" and more on the beautiful beaches of St.Thomas.Beauty is impossible to ignore on St. Thomas. Cleaner and somewhat more chic than many Caribbean capitals, Charlotte Amalie has its share of tacky shops, but also some unique archways, hidden walkways and small alleys that are colorful and often quite lovely. It's a safe and pleasant town...

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Isla Cozumel

The Mexican island of Cozumel is an exciting place for all ages to learn to snorkel and dive. Find out the best places to stay and play. Sitting just a few miles off of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in the pristine Caribbean, the island of Cozumel has long been a popular stop on the world-wide scuba diving circuit. Though it may be best known for its amazing coral reefs and diving schools,...

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Unknown Vieques

FTF gives you the inside details to the Spanish Virgin Island of Vieques, a little known Caribbean treasure neighboring Puerto Rico. For many years, Vieques was considered the inexpensive and un-touristy "sister" of Puerto Rico, just eight miles off the much larger island's east coast. Development of the island's lovely Caribbean beaches had been stalled since 1947 by the U. S. Navy's training,...

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