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Sobre Santa Lucía

Saint Lucia is a volcanic island in the eastern Caribbean (covering an area of 617 square kilometers) which was initially discovered by French colonists, which named the island after Saint Lucy of Syracuse. The French made the first permanent European settlement there in 1643. However, the island changed hands constantly between French and British control […]

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Providenciales

Providenciales – this island, known by many as “Provo”, has an area of just 38 miles, and happens to be the most developed island in Turks & Caicos.  Most international flights arrive at the Providenciales International Airport (PLS).  Its beautiful white sand beaches have received accolades from Conde’ Nast magazine and by the World Travel […]

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About Turks & Caicos

The Turks and Caicos islands, which were said to have been discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, were claimed by several European powers before the British secured control of them.  The islands were never actually settled until the late 1600s, when a group of Bermudian salt collectors established a foothold there.  Loyalists leaving the newly-born […]

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About U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands (BVI), located between Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands, consist of three islands (St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas). The most populous of the three is St. Thomas (whose population is 51,634 – out of USVI’s total population of 104,737). USVI’s capital, Charlotte Amalie, is located at St. Thomas. […]

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Shopping

In Old San Juan, Calle Fortaleza and Calle San Francisco have everything from T-shirt emporiums to jewelry stores to shops that specialize in made-to-order Panama hats. Running perpendicular to those streets is Calle Cristo, lined with factory-outlet stores, including Coach, Gant, Guess, and Ralph Lauren. On weekends, artisans sell their wares at stalls around Paseo […]

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About Puerto Rico

The tropical island of Puerto Rico is located in the middle of the Caribbean Basin, between the Greater Antillean island of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic & Haiti), and a chain of Lesser Antillean islands to its east, such as the U.S. Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico (Spanish for “Rich Port”), was originally populated by Taíno Indians before […]

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About Jamica

Jamaica, an island within the western Caribbean, is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. Located 145 km south of Cuba and 191 km. west of Hispaniola (Haiti & Dominican Republic), it immediately became a Spanish possession after Columbus’ discovery of it in 1494. With the British’s growing interest in the Caribbean, they drove the […]

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About Guadeloupe

The eastern Caribbean island of Guadeloupe was first discovered by Christopher Columbus during his second voyage to America in 1493. He named that island Santa María de Guadalupe de Extremadura (which would later be shortened to Guadelupe). Although he himself never settled on the island, Spanish settlers eventually did make their way to Guadeloupe. With […]

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About Cayman Island

The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory located south of Cuba in the western Caribbean Sea. This territory, consisting of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, was first discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1503 (during his 4th and final voyage to the New World) – naming the islands Las Tortugas (The Turtles), due […]

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About British Virgin

The British Virgin Islands (BVI), located east of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, consist of the four main islands (Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke), as well as over 50 smaller islands and cays. The most populous of the major islands is Tortola (whose population is 23,908 – out of BVI’s […]