Geographically, the term “Caribbean” includes the Caribbean Sea, and all islands located southeast of the Gulf of Mexico, east of Central America and Mexico, and north of South America.
Although the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands are not part of the Caribbean, they have nevertheless been included in this section because of their cultural, geographic, and political ties with the Caribbean.
In total, there are over 7,000 islands in the Caribbean (including rocky islets, small coral and sand islands, and coral reefs).
The largest Caribbean islands are Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti (which is geopolitically divided between the two countries – Haiti and the Dominican Republic), and Puerto Rico. Continue reading
The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a state in the Caribbean located on the islands of Trinidad, Tobago and 5 small islands adjacent to them, off the coast of Venezuela. The main emphasis on the islands is on ecological tourism, which has become very popular recently. The nature of the islands is very diverse: there are about 400 species of birds, 600 species of butterflies, 50 species of reptiles and 100 species of mammals. The best time to visit the islands is February and March, just at this time there is a carnival and many other interesting events. If tourists prefer peace and quiet, then a trip to Trinidad and Tobago is best planned for the summer and autumn, when there are not many tourists on the islands.
The capital is Port of Spain on the island of Trinidad. Continue reading