When we hear " Caribe " we tend to think of beaches very similar to what paradise must be like. However, we should also think about the cities that are in this very touristy area to which we have all wanted to travel at some time.
So that you are clear that the Caribbean is more than just beaches, I have decided to compile what for me are the 10 most beautiful cities . Take note!
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic)
The capital of the Dominican Republic a place where you would not mind spending the last years of your life as a retiree. It has a population of almost a million inhabitants, but you do not have the feeling of being in a cramped city as you could in other cities with a very similar number of citizens. The beach is a stone’s throw away.
In Havana you live at a different pace . It is a city that I would recommend you go to if you are stressed, since very soon you would learn to live more relaxed, giving less importance to problems. Cars and colorful houses mingle with its people, who by the way are very hospitable and friendly to tourists.
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You don’t have to be a Bob Marley fan to get a very good impression of Kingston, the capital of Jamaica . It is located to the southeast of the island and its population, like that of Santo Domingo, is around one million inhabitants.
The capital of Aruba, "the country of happiness", is a city well prepared for tourism because of the hotel complexes and the many shops that you will find there. In addition, there is also an archaeological museum that preserves indigenous artifacts that are more than 4,500 years old.
The capital of Barbados is a port city of great beauty that draws attention for the British colonial architecture of its buildings. About 8,000 people live, which helps to give us an idea of how small it is.
San Juan de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
The capital of Puerto Rico also deserves to be on this list of Caribbean cities that you are going to love. It has a population of barely half a million inhabitants and it is said that it is the gateway to America, a place that will make you fall in love with the authenticity of the colorful cobbled streets of Old San Juan .
Bavaro (Dominican Republic)
We return to the Dominican Republic, but this time to talk about Bávaro, which is a tourist city at its best. It is in the province of La Altagracia, in the east of the country, and at first it was a dormitory town for those who worked in Punta Cana. However, over time it has become a city of about 60,000 inhabitants whose main Bávaro Beach claim.
Fort de France (Martinique)
This city of Martinique has about 90,000 inhabitants and boasts a considerable area, in which we can find plains a few meters from the sea and mountains in the interior. It belongs to France .
The capital of the Bahamas is a very important city in the Caribbean. It has about 250,000 inhabitants, which allows it to concentrate 70% of the country’s population. Chances are you’ve seen more than one photograph of their most famous hotel, The Royal at Atlantis located on Atlantis Paradise Island , a resort that employs 6,000 Bahamians.
The capital of Curaçao, which is an island that belongs to the Netherlands , is an example of what the Dutch colonial architecture left in the Caribbean. Both the city center and the port were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.
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