4 holiday destinatios in the Caribbean
When we hear about travel to the Caribbean, we immediately imagine the paradisiacal beaches, palm trees and sunbeds that you would never want to raise. If you also want to live the experience and discover how the holidays are on the beaches of the photos, point out these 4 destinations that we propose today.
Aruba - The Happy Island
Aruba is a small island near the north coast of Venezuela, being an autonomous country of the Netherlands. Its history has made it a mixture of cultures such as Caribbean, African and European, that have made it an open, welcoming and, above all, happy people. Hence, they call it the happy island (according to the Arubans, the happiest in the Caribbean).
Aruba is a small island (about 30km long and 10km wide) which makes it easy to travel and discover in 10-15 days of vacation. It is a safe destination (as in all places you can always find a pickpocket) but it is a destination that you can visit and go at your leisure without problems to leave the resort as it happens in other Caribbean destinations.
The offer of activities is very wide: diving or snorkeling (which is a must-do), bicycle tours, discover the Arikok National Park, beach sports (windsurfing, surfing, kayaking, ...). In addition, it is very prepared for family holidays with an offer to everyone's taste.
More information: Aruba tourism website
Jamaica - The land of "All Right"
South of the island of Cuba is Jamaica, a colourful and welcoming land with a great cultural, gastronomic and nature offer. It is the land that hides behind the Rastafarian culture and that gave life to its maximum representative: Bob Marley.
In Jamaica you will find some of the best beaches in the Caribbean as well as tropical jungles, excursions, sports, nightlife and a surprising gastronomy. In Jamaica there are many places to discover, so it is common to make the trip by staying in several places to know all the areas of the island. Although there is also the option to stay in one place and visit the others based on excursions. But keep in mind that crossing the island in length can take about 7 hours, so you have to choose well what your headquarters will be.
Whether you are looking for relaxation, a family trip, a romantic environment or adventure, Jamaica is a destination that meets all these requirements.
More information: Tourism website of Jamaica
Dominican Republic - It has everything
In the Dominican Republic there are many of the best known destinations in the Caribbean: Punta Cana, Santo Domingo, Samana, La Romana, Puerto Plata,... There you will also find many of the best beaches, not the Caribbean, but the world. The popularity of the destination has made the prices more affordable than other islands, but also that there are areas a little overcrowded at some times of the year. Anyway, don’t worry, with 400 kilometers of beaches it is impossible for you not to find your little lonely corner in paradise.
They say that the Dominican Republic has it all because it combines culture, art, beaches, mountains, tropical jungles and endless activities. It is the second largest country in the Caribbean, so you will have to choose your destination well or combine several places where your stay depends on what you want to do during your visit.
Our recommendations are that you do not miss Santo Domingo, the first Spanish colonial city, where you can enjoy the vestiges of that time in the colonial city on the banks of the Ozama River and a large, modern city where you can shop, find restaurants and enjoy life at another pace. In addition, adventure parks have proliferated in recent years and adventure tourism with zip lines, trekking, 4x4 routes in the surroundings of its two natural parks has become fashionable.
More information: Tourism website of the Dominican Republic
Costa Rica – Pura vida!
Our last proposal is not an island, it is Costa Rica, a Central American country located between Nicaragua and Panama. It is not one of the Caribbean countries best known for its beaches and that is why we wanted to end this destination. It is true that it has beaches that have nothing to envy to those of its neighboring countries, but what we like most about this destination is not to lie down in the sun.
Costa Rica is a country with a great biodiversity, where you can make excursions in tropical jungles of which you can’t see the sky of how leafy they are. You can also trek through one of its two volcanoes, find hundreds of waterfalls in which to cool off in its forests or do adventure sports in the best possible environment: canyoning, climbing, caving,...
And when you need to regain strength, you will find a rich and creative cuisine where fruits, vegetables and grains accompanied by fish, seafood or meat are very important. And if you like to taste good coffee, you should know that Costa Rica is among the 15 largest coffee producers in the world. But not only that. In recent years, small coffee producers have been proliferating, producing and selling gourmet coffee on their own in the country's market. Especially in the capital, San José, the small coffee shops that sell gourmet coffees of the country at a good price are fashionable. It will be an experience that you won’t want to miss.
If you have already decided and you are going to start looking for flights to one of these Caribbean gems, keep in mind two things you can’t forget: a good insect repellent, especially if you are sensitive to bites, so that no mosquito ruins your trip and to take a part of your money in cash (preferably in US Dollars) to be able to enjoy food stalls, street markets, local art stores and any experience that is presented to you to enjoy here and now.
July 9, 2018