Top 5 Must-See Attractions in the Caribbean

Before starting our presentation of the top 5 must sees attractions in the Caribbean, we have to agree that, despite being generally refereed as the Caribbean, the numerous islands, countries, nations and ethnic groups that are part of this vast region couldn’t be more different. Actually, the mix of cultures that is so specific to this tropical paradise turned out to be one of its key attributes. It’s a well-established fact that the Caribbean islands offer some of the best beaches in the world. And their traditional music genres and dances are just as famous. But there’s more to the Caribbean than turquoise waters and pearly sands:

San Salvador Island, Bahamas

Beach on San SalvadorThe name of this Bahamian island remained in history as the place where Christopher Columbus’ crew first set foot on American land. Although you won’t find any physical evidence of it, you can still enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the island and its 19th century lighthouse. If history is not your strongest point, you can always enjoy the numerous pirate stories and myths that you can hear everywhere around the Bahamas.

Havana, Cuba

Its unique charm has transformed Cuba’s capital into the country’s strongest brand. Picturesque images of vintage cars, colonial mansions or colorful decaying walls covered by Che Guevara graffiti invite us to visit this mysterious city. Add the strong fragrance of rum and some mellow Cuban jazz, and you’ve got yourself an unforgettable experience.

Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica

Getting your own piece of paradise is never easy. But if you are willing to walk up the strenuous paths that take you to the interior of the island, you’ll soon discover a world of amazing beauty. Hidden deep in the luxuriant rainforest you will find the Emerald Pool, the Boiling Lake, as well as numerous species of birds, insects and crustaceans.

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival

Trinidad and Tobago CarnivalForget samba drum queens and eccentric Venetian masks: if you want to pick a special destination where to spend the crazy days around Mardi Gras, then book a ticket to Trinidad and Tobago. Known as the best of Caribbean festivals, the Trinidad and Tobago carnival promises load of fun among fancy feather costumes, music trucks and soca dancers.

Cancun, Mexico

History buffs will get an extra treat today as our last must-see attraction on the list is another historic landmark. Since part of the Mexican coast is also closely connected with the Caribbean culture, and Cancun, a popular seaside resort, is the main gateway towards Rivera Maya, I feel obliged to mention the Mayan archeological sites you can visit here. The major ones are called El Rey and El Meco and are are both worthy of our top 5 must-see attractions in the Caribbean list.

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