By RasmaSandra
21 days ago

Tropical Paradises

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Tree-Hop on Dominica

Believe me, there is such an island simply floating in the Caribbean swinging on the waves. Dominica can be found a few miles to the north of Martinique and is referred to as Nature Island. Over half of this island is oceanic rainforest and it’s also home to eastern Caribbean’s first UNESCO World Heritage site. Tourists arriving in Dominica can explore Morne Trois Pitons National Park and Boiling Lake which is the world’s second-largest hot spring. For sports enthusiasts or anyone who wants to be active hiking at all levels is available at Waitukubuli Trail. The whole route consists of 14 segments which cover 115 miles and bisect the length of the island. Along the way, you can view seven waterfalls and take the challenge of climbing 56 mountain passes.

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres can be reached from islands such as Barbados and Antigua. They are about a half-hours boat ride from Cancun which is a popular Mexican fishing village and usually full of tourists. So if you want to get away to a quieter spot this is for you. You can walk the entire island but people prefer to use rented golf carts. If you visit from mid-May to mid-September you’ll discover that the waters surrounding Isle Mujeres are full of hundreds of migrating whale sharks. Even though they are large at up to 50 feet long they’re not dangerous. When on land you can explore Mayan ruins which are dedicated to the fertility goddess Ixchtel.

Anegada in the British Virgin Islands

It was always at Anegada’s highest point at 28 feet that sailors from the 16th to the 19th centuries would realize that they were approaching land only to crash into the Caribbean’s third-largest continuous coral reef at Horseshoe Bay. Tourists can see these shipwrecks and they host some of the world’s best diving along with stingrays and 100 different species of tropical fish which make their home among the skeletons found in the Spanish galleons and British warships. If you don’t prefer to go so deep there is snorkeling to be done through mazes of tunnels. You can also stay on land and visit the pink colored and lovely Flamingoes at Flamingo Pond.

The beaches of Grand Cayman have many massive hotel chains. If you want to get away by yourself to place less crowded there are Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. Cayman Brac draws adventure-seeking hikers and rock climbers. There is the dramatic limestone bluff to explore. You’ll discover that craggy gray rocks run the length of the island and rise to a 140-foot sheer cliff at the eastern end of the island. Visitors can walk along the main footpath and explore the eerie, lunar landscapes until they reach the lighthouse right at the tip. If you wish you can arrange for free, custom designed, guided nature and culture tours.

Isla Bastimentos

There is an amazing dense rain forest in the interior of Panama’s Bocas del Toro and this is surrounded by white sand beaches and mangrove inlets. This beauty is located around 35 miles from Costa Rica. Here you will find year-round temperatures of about 82° F. This is a popular spot with professional surfers who come to this archipelago to catch some of the hemisphere’s best breaks at Wizard and Third Beaches. In the prime season which is from December to March, you’ll discover that the waves in the warm, blue-green water can swell up to 12 feet in height.

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RalRey Very good article. Excellent writing and very accurate in the handling of information. Nice reading. I congratulate you.
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Melsdename Amazing capture hun.
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RalRey Ah, I entertained myself with the reading that I forgot to say something to the photograph. Yes, very good.
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indexer Thank you for this. I can't see myself ever visiting any of these places, but it's great to learn about them even so.
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RasmaSandra Glad you enjoyed this article @RalRey @Melsdename @indexer