USA (February 11, 2010)—“Welcome to the Caribbean, Love,” as City-Discovery.com channels the infamous captain, Jack Sparrow and sets sail for a grand Caribbean adventure with a lineup of sand and sea activities, emphasizing shore excursions, snorkeling, diving, and sailing in Curacao, Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands, Aruba, and Central American locations.
Starting off the list is the Jeep Safari Half Day tour in Curacao, said to be the Caribbean’s hidden gem. The tour, which features an adventurous way to explore Curacao’s wild nature terrain, also includes a visit to the Brua “VooDoo” cave and a refreshing beach break, where visitors can have a cool drink and a tasty snack. Also on the agenda: communing with nature, which introduces the participants of the tour to Curacao’s cacti, divi-divi trees, lizards, flamingoes, wild pigs and Wara Wara birds of prey.
An alternative is the National Park Yellow Jeep Safari activity, which features a full day off-road 4x4 adventure with a Land Rover. This City Discovery shore excursion starts at the San Pedro heights/HATO planes then advances to the amazing historical sites of the Christoffel National Park, before proceeding to an off road area filled with orchids and birds of prey. Other highlights of this activity include amazing views, some of which are more than 1000 feet above sea level. For travelers looking for something different, City-Discovery.com recommends the Sea Aquarium Adventure and Ostrich Farm and HATO Caves activity.
On to the Dominican Republic, where a variety of sports and adventure opportunities are offered in addition to amazing tropical beach vacations. This makes the Dominican Republic ideal for fishing, diving, surfing, kiteboarding, mountain biking, canyoning, and golfing to name a few. The following are recommended activities: Marinarium (La Romana), Monster Truck Safari in Puerto Plata and Freestyle Catamarans. The first activity, La Romana’s Marinarium, promises an adrenalin rush as travelers get to swim with sharks and rays. Puerto Plata’s Monster Truck Safari adventure, on the other hand, features an elevated view of the island’s fields, mountainous scenery, villages, schools, rivers and streams, while the last activity, Freestyle Catamarans, highlights a millionaire-like lifestyle by allowing visitors to sail along the rocky coastline of the north to the picturesque bay of Sosua.
Next is the British Virgin Islands, whose main attraction is nature—coral reefs, white sand beaches and seaside villages. Dubbed by many as a sailing fantasyland, the British Virgin Islands (BVIs) are renowned for nautical pursuits such as sailing, diving, dolphin- and whale-watching, and so on. Other popular activities such as hiking, horse riding, cycling and mountain biking are also growing in popularity, making the BVIs a great pick for an ideal Caribbean getaway. Other BVI attractions are Dolphin Royal Swim, British Virgin Islands Deep Sea Fishing and British Virgin Islands Snorkeling Tour.
The call of the Caribbean seas continues in Aruba, where diving, snorkeling and surfing are the sirens. Each year, over a million visitors drop by the island to enjoy its water sports facilities, luxury resorts, 24-hour casinos and superb restaurants. City-Discovery.com’s best of Aruba activities include the Atlantis Submarine Expedition, Passport to Paradise plus Sea Trek and Seaworld Explorer. Highlights of the Atlantis Submarine Expedition tour include the remains of two shipwrecks, spectacular coral reefs and an abundance of colorful sea life. Meanwhile, the Passport to Paradise plus Sea Trek activity promises lots of snorkeling and an underwater adventure that lets travelers feed the fish, see the famous “sunken airplane” and chill at the “Sea Trek underwater café.” Not to be missed is Palm Beach’s Seaworld Explorer. Featuring hundreds of tropical fish and coral formations at the WWII German shipwreck Antilla and the Arashi Reef, this activity is seamply amazing!
The last port of call is at Nicaragua, Central America’s largest country, famous for its colonial cities, beaches, eco-tourism and low cost of living. When it comes to activities, swimming tops the list which can be enjoyed at the popular Corn Islands, the country’s volcanic crater lagoons, El Velero beach and so on. Fishing also makes the list with great spots along Nicaragua’s waterways and seashores, while hiking, kayaking and hot air ballooning are wonderful alternatives worth looking into. Shore excursions include Corn Island: The Caribbean Jewel 3 Days / 2 Nights, which includes a visit to the coral reefs and an exploration of a Spanish galleon that’s 18 feet beneath the blue green water that surrounds Isla del Maiz (Corn Island). City Discovery also recommends the Colonial Granada and Islands tour and the Mombacho Volcano Adventure (Canopy and Natural Reserve).
Also on the list of Caribbean and Central American destinations are Jamaica, the Bahamas, Panama, and Guatemala. For more tours, attractions and activities in these vacation hotspots, check out www.City-Discovery.com.
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