Non-Resorty Vacation Spots in the Caribbean & Central America
April 28, 2014 7:37 AM Subscribe
I would like to hear your recommendations for travel locations in the Caribbean and Central America which are focused more on culture and history than lying on a beach.
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I love wandering around cities and small towns in Europe, but it costs a lot of money and time to get there. I'm wondering where I can find a similar experience closer to home (which is the East Coast of the US).
My husband is zero percent interested in the more traditional tropical vacation (beach/snorkeling/fruity cocktails/etc) and it's not really my first choice, either. I would like to have personal reports with which to convince him, for example, that Puerto Rico would be a good place to spend a week - Old Town San Juan looks lovely, but I'm not sure how much there is to explore outside of that area. Someone has told me Nicaragua looks interesting but she has not actually been yet there herself. So, are there places we can go to learn about the plantation history of the Caribbean? See Spanish explorer stuff? Interesting historical architecture? Other?
Thanks for your help.