The Caribbean is famous for its weather, its beaches and frequently, its history and culture. Visitors flock to this diverse part of the world by the millions each year to enjoy luxury, peace, excitement, beauty and solitude depending on the destination. Of these millions, most begin their journey’s in the Caribbean’s top cities. If you are looking for a great place to explore, consider the following destinations and their amazing cities.
Willemstad, Curacao – A popular destinations for travel, cruise port, capital city and home to over 140,000 people, Willemstad is a renowned destination for millions of annual tourists. Famous for its colonial architecture, it is also famous for its harbor, culture, festivals and events and destinations. Dating back to the early 1600’s when the Dutch first arrived and established Punda, the town quickly developed thanks to its importance in trade in the Caribbean. This area which would later become part of Willemstad represents one of the most significant parts of the city and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. National monuments, people, Carnival and the weather all make this a must visit destination in the Caribbean.
Oranjestad, Aruba – Another popular port of call for cruise ships from around the world, this popular and historic city center represents another of the most visited and historic cities in the Caribbean. Capital city of Aruba, Oranjestad is also one of largest and most populous cities in the region as well. Home to around 30,000, the city, once known only as the Bay of Horses, dates back to the late 18th century. Situated on the lovely southern coast of Aruba, the multicolored houses, charming feel, culture and stunning natural beauty make it one of the top destinations for travel in the Caribbean. A great place to begin any journey in Aruba, Oranjestad is also becoming famous for its shopping and is quickly becoming one of the most popular shopping ports in the Caribbean.
St. John’s, Antigua – A unique culture and a long history make St. John a wonderful place to explore in the Caribbean. A popular cruise port, the capital city represents the history, culture and strength of this islands people. Historic sites, natural features and popular tourist sites make St. John’s a great place to spend some time in the Caribbean. One of the most developed and cosmopolitan cities in the Lesser Antilles, it is famous for its shopping, fashion, exclusive resorts and history.
The Caribbean is a wonderful place to go. No matter what you seek, arts, culture, history or simply a stunning beach, find out for yourself what you have been missing when you travel to the Caribbean.
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