Best of the Greater Antilles

      The Greater Antilles are a group of larger islands in the Caribbean Sea. They seem to form a relatively straight line, parallel with the Equator, along the northern reaches of the sea. They include Cuba, Hispaniola (a combination of Haiti and the Dominican Republic), Jamaica, and Puerto Rico.

      Cuba, of course, is off-limits for Americans, and who would want to travel to Haiti unless you were on a relief mission? In the Dominican Republic, we particularly liked Cueva de las Maravillas, a cave which had recently opened up for tourism.

Cueva de las Maravillas

 One of Jamaica’s premier attractions is Dunn’s River Falls, where visitors can walk up the cascading waterfalls, getting totally drenched.

Dunn's River Falls

  Puerto Rico’s main attraction is the quaint Old Town of San Juan. El Morro is a fortress in the city which was built to protect the harbor from invaders. It is one of the most popular tourist sites. A walking tour (see mine in the website archives) is the best way to experience Old San Juan.

Custom House, Old San Juan

   Here is El Morro.

El Morro


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