Category: Carribean

Puerto Plato

Puerto Plata is officially known as San Felipe de Puerto Plata. The city’s old colonial-era center is dominated by the 16th-century Fortaleza San Felipe, a Spanish fortress that now houses historical and military artifacts.

Charlotte Amalie

Charlotte Amalie is located on the island of St. Thomas,. It was founded in 1666 as Taphus (meaning “beer house” or “beer hall”). In 1691, the town was renamed to Charlotte Amalie after Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (1650–1714), queen consort to King Christian V of Denmark-Norway.

San Juan

Originally populated by the indigenous Taíno people, Puerto Rico was colonized by Spain following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1493. It was contested by the French, Dutch, and British, but remained a Spanish possession for the next four centuries. San Juan, as a settlement of the Spanish Empire, was used by merchant and military ships traveling from Spain as the first stopover in the Americas. Because of its prominence in the Caribbean, a network of fortifications was built to protect the transports of gold and silver…

Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is the largest of the three Cayman Islands. Grand Cayman encompasses 76% of the territory’s entire land mass. The island is approximately 35 km long with its widest point being 13 km wide.

Oranjestad

Oranjestad is the capital and largest city of Aruba. Oranjestad is located on the southern coast near the western end of the island country. In the local language, Papiamento, Oranjestad is often referred to simply as “Playa”. As of 2015, the population of the capital was around 35,000.

Grand Turk