Geography of the Caribbean. Geographical Description of the Caribbean
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
Nicaragua: attractions, prices, travel route
Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America and one of the most beautiful. Years of political and civil unrest, coupled with devastating earthquakes, has led Nicaragua to be the poorest country in the region. Plus Nicaragua is the cheapest country in Central America, which makes it even more attractive for the sophisticated traveler. Read more about Nicaragua, crossing the land border with Costa Rica and the beginning of my journey: Nicaragua country: visa, Rivas city and ferry to Ometepe island.
The currency of Nicaragua is Nicaraguan Córdoba. Correctly read CORDS (symbol NIO, or C $).
Nicaragua average prices
– Housing. A hostel bed can be found for $ 7. The cost of a room in a hostel with a shared bathroom starts at $ 17. Hospedajes are very popular in Nicaragua – these are small family hotels. There you can find a room with a private bathroom and for $ 15-20. The conditions offered even by conditionally expensive Nicaragua hotels are significantly worse than in neighboring countries. Often in the room there is no hot water, or the shower is broken, or in general in the whole city they can turn off the electricity. Continue reading
Island of Martinique
In the picturesque green necklace of the Lesser Antilles, stretching a long puff from Haiti and Puerto Rico to the mouth of the Orinoco River and further along the Venezuelan coast, there is an island with a particularly lush nature and especially turbulent history.
Generally speaking, the chain of volcanic islands washed by the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea has many beautiful and interesting corners. Cozy bays and coral buildings, proud cliffs and pearl shoals, palm-fringed beaches and fantastic outlines of coastal cliffs polished by the surf – which is not found on the Antilles! Continue reading