Among the British Virgin Islands, Tortola is the largest and most interesting tourist destination. He managed to preserve his natural splendor and rich cultural heritage; each of his cities is characterized by a unique atmosphere of hospitality and national color. Many travelers are primarily interested in the magnificent beaches, Tortola and ecotourism fans are attracted. Fans of fascinating excursions will not have to be bored either; there are literally attractions in every city.
Tortola Island Cultural Tours – What to Visit
Tortola has a rather rich past. The island was inhabited as early as the 1st century AD by Arawaks, who lived quietly here until the beginning of the 15th century. Then they were first conquered by the Caribbean, very aggressive … Continue reading
Sights of Saint-Croix – what to see. Complete guide to iconic places
Santa Cruz Island, located in the Caribbean, is part of the Virgin Islands and is under the jurisdiction of the United States of America. Tourism here is not yet very developed, which allows you to relax comfortably in peace and quiet, while enjoying all the charms of the Caribbean! Plus, the island is famous for its pirate drink, the rum of the Kruzan brand.
For the first time the foot of a European citizen stepped on the island at the end of the fifteenth century – he was the navigator Christopher Columbus, and this was his second trip to America. The traveler gave the island its current name and declared it part of Spain. However, the Caribbean tribe who lived at that time had their own opinion on this matter. The natives who called their land Ai-Ai did not want to give Continue reading
The Caribbean has long been recognized as one of the most dangerous for navigation. Tropical hurricanes, often “visiting” this region, bring with them many troubles. For example, Hurricane Gilbert (Spanish el Huracán Gilbert), which swept in 1988 at a speed of 320 km / h, left a strip of catastrophic destruction 4 km wide. and killed about 400 people. In 2004, Hurricane Jenny (Spanish el Huracán Jenny) killed 1,314 people in Haiti.
The Caribbean is a seismic zone. According to the observations of scientists, the Caribbean lithosphere plate is annually shifted east by almost 20 mm.
Due to the movements of the earth’s crust, the collision of the North American and Caribbean lithospheric plates became one of the most catastrophic earthquakes of recent years: on January 12, Continue reading