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Playa Hermosa Ecolodge: An Elusive Oceanfront Stay in Nicaragua

For all of its hundreds of miles of exquisite coastline, the Central American country of Nicaragua is curiously lacking in beachfront accommodations for travelers. A little digging makes the reasons clear: Land ownership has been ambiguous ever since the Sandinista revolutionaries expropriated large sections of land in the 1980s, resulting in ...

5 Beaches of Guadeloupe (One for Every Mood)

With its easy blend of French and Caribbean culture, Guadeloupe offers a charming, homegrown feel—think restaurants no fussier than somebody’s back porch and sunset markets where men chop fruits with machetes while ladies sell homemade rum punch. It’s made all the more delightful by the array of beaches that fan about the little cluster of ...

San Augustinillo: The Town Next To the Town (Next To the Town)

I’d seen the word “Oaxaca” in writing many times before I ever bothered to consider its pronunciation, much less what it represented. I chose unfortunate company in which to finally grow curious. What’s this word? I asked a group of surfers with whom I worked one summer at a taco shack, and was met with a level of guffawing and scorn that ...

A Winter Guide to the Rockaways

[We updated this guide on January 15, 2017 to reflect notable openings and closings since last winter. Added: Rockaway Brewing Co., Beach Bistro 96, Whit's End at Riis Park. Removed: Playland Motel and Whit's End, Wild Feast]Out where Queens meets the ocean, the community of Rockaway welcomes almost 8 million beach-goers in the time between ...

The Viceroy Anguilla: Hedge Funders and Honeymooners

To get to the Viceroy resort on the tiny Caribbean island of Anguilla, I flew first from New York to St. Maarten, where the closest sizable airport is located. During the flight, I sat next to a family of four, each member bursting with the pent-up excitement of an imminent vacation. As we chatted, I learned that the husband/dad worked on Wall ...

From Beach Bungalows to Artisanal Dinners, A Tulum Postmortem

The cot was uncomfortable. Stiff, cramped, it would have sufficed at a youth hostel. But I was at a chic resort on one of the world’s most luxurious beaches and shelling out over $250 a night for our tiki-style bungalow. The structure gave me the impression of staying in a DIY tree fort perched above a bed of palm trees. On the bright side, it ...