Ten natural wonders to explore in the Caribbean

Friday, August 15, 2014

Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Aruba, Bahamas and Cuba are some Caribbean countries that receive more than 25 million tourists each year, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and also feature fascinating areas to enjoy a break connected with the environment.

In this territory surrounded by pristine beaches and forests prodigious tourists have a wide range to choose from: hiking in national parks, extreme sports, bamboo raft rides and swimming in rivers and waterfalls, among others. These are the 10 ecological tourist destinations you can not miss on your trip to the Caribbean.

Inagua National Park

With an area of ​​750 square kilometers, the park, located in Inagua (the third largest island in the Bahamas), is home to diverse wildlife breeding center and more than 80,000 flamingos that live on the island. In the park you can see freshwater turtles, explore nature trails and limestone caves, enjoy the lake and meet Windsor species like herons, ducks tail, pelicans and flamingos, among other exotic animals that inhabit the place.

Dunn's River Falls

A few miles from Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is the seaside town of Falmouth, from where you can take a ride on bamboo rafts, leaving this city and travel the Martha Brae River on a route of about three miles. The rafts are sighted nearby towns and a guide tells the legends of the treasures of the river. During the tour you can swim and take pictures of the rugged beauty of the place. The tour costs about $ 65 per person.

Arikok Park in Aruba

Besides its beautiful coasts, Aruba also has terrestrial landscapes that stop breathing, as Arikok Park, a nature reserve that covers one fifth of the surface of the island. Here hiking becomes a good choice for tourists who want to get away from city life for the 34 miles of nature trails that can be explored on foot or horseback. Entrance to the park is free.

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