The Cayman Islands They are known for being one of the most important financial centers worldwide. However, its islands keep many attractive Y charms, which are well worth a trip or a few days off on its beaches. Not surprisingly, they are located in waters of the Caribbean Sea, between Jamaica, Cuba and the coast of Honduras. A dependent territory of the United Kingdom that has beautiful beaches and landscapes dreamy and even a little curious.
What to see
The Cayman Islands are made up of three islands Sisters: Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac. The most common is to visit the first, which also, as its name indicates, is the largest. However, they all have attractive and they allow you to do some water sports like diving.
But we go in parts. On the island Grand Cayman, can be found big mansions like the ones known as George Townwhere you can see the North American influence that can be felt in the environment.
Also in Grand Cayman is one of the most famous beaches in the world: the Seven Mile Beach, which has practically seven kilometers from beach White sand and fine, which is accompanied by coconut trees and crystalline waters of the Caribbean sea. In addition, it is usual for it to be sunny 365 days a year. It is an area of resorts and large hotel complexes, although there are also cheaper accommodations on the three islands.
Other points of tourist interest within this island is the Cayman Maritime and Treasure Museum -a Museum as its name indicates-, as well as Stingray City, what is a enclave on the coast which is ideal for Diving or swim. In addition, the advantage is that it is four meters deep. And it is that there you can see many aquatic species such as rays.
Those who want to practice some Acuatic sport, especially the diving, they have other areas within the islands where they can also immerse themselves in its Caribbean waters. Within these enclaves, the Parrot Reserve.
And, if you want to do tourism beyond sports and the beach lounger, the islands have other attractions such as Pedro St. James, in Bodden Town, which is the first monument national of the islands, or the Grand Cayman’s Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, what is a Botanical Garden with more than 26 hectares in which you can see a wide variety of native and tropical flora and fauna.
A must visit also requires the Cayma Turtle Farmwhich is a farm of turtles for the breeding controlled copies for consumption and restaurants. Not surprisingly, the turtle soup is a typical dish of this area.
On the island Little Cayman, can be found uninhabited beaches with a lot of charm and the inland lagoon Tarpon Lake, of great beauty. For its part, Cayman Brac, the attractions are concentrated in their grottos Y caves, which house legends about treasures of pirates. In addition, thanks to these caves, there are also very charming and paradisiacal beaches.
Apart from these attractions, the Cayman Islands are very attractive for their carnivals in the first week of April or May and in the Pirates Week, that is to say the Pirates Week which takes place in November. Both events fill the streets with colorful, joy Y animation Thanks to the costumes that are made for those carnival days, music bands and parades, among other attractions.
What to eat
The Cayman Islands have their own gastronomy. In addition to the turtle soup, which we have previously discussed, it is possible to enjoy other very tasty dishes that make up your traditional cuisine, which is characterized by being a combination of influences Jamaica, the Antilles and Honduras.
Food is a must fish in all its versions, whether they are stews, grilled or grilled. Among the best options are grouper, tuna, sea bass or seafood and of course the Locust.
And you should not leave these islands without trying the coconut dinner or rundown, which consists of a stew of cooked fish in coconut milk with vegetables like pumpkin, peppers or chayote, which is a typical vegetable of this area.
Exploring Little Cayman for the first time (August 2020)
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