Travel to Martinique island

When Christopher Columbus discovered Martinique Island in 1493, he said that this was the most beautiful place in the world. He then decided to call it San Martín, in honor of the saint. Before this colonization, the area was inhabited by the Arawak and Caribbean Indians, who called their territory Madinina ("island of flowers"). Although the British tried to occupy it briefly during the 18th-19th centuries, it has finally been kept under French control since 1635. Tourism represents a very important part of its economy.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors are attracted by its picturesque volcanic landscape, its beaches of fine black or white sand and its beautiful vegetation (sugar, palm, bananas and pineapples). The island’s location also makes it a stopover point for different cruises. Visitors will appreciate the French and Creole heritage of Martinique Island, as it is clearly reflected in their customs, food and languages .
Most Martinicans are of mixed descent, being descendants of seventeenth-century French settlers and slaves brought from Africa to work on the island’s plantations. In addition, visitors will not be able to escape the live music performances that constantly resonate throughout the island. His most popular music is similar to merengue. The locals are proud of it and because of that, it can constantly be heard everywhere.
Finally, you should not leave the island without trying the rum , which is considered one of the best in the world. Some time ago, it received the prestigious French label “appellation d’origine contrôlée” which was previously only reserved for French cheeses and wines.