1. Also known as the Sea of the Antillas.
The Caribbean Sea is also known worldwide as the Antillas Sea because it lies between the south and west of the Antillean arc. It is one of the largest seas in the world.
The deepest area is the Cayman Islands trench, which is over 7,000 metres deep.
2. The Great Mayan Barrier Reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world, after the Australian one.
The Mexican Reef System extends for a thousand kilometres very close to the coast of the Riviera Maya. It is said that by diving you can discover all the jewels that the barrier holds. It is a paradise for snorkelers and diving lovers.
3. MUSA, one of the most beautiful underwater museums in the world
The Underwater Art Museum of Cancun (MUSA) is one of the world’s favourite places for divers. It was created with the idea of creating a new coral reef with works of art made with materials that respect the environment and help them to grow.
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4. There is a great variety of species of turtles.
Loggerhead turtle, Chelonia turtle, Hawksbill turtle, Leatherback turtle, Olive Ridley turtle are the species that live in the Caribbean Sea. They are animals that are endangered, so there are hotels that invite guests to participate in educational and conservation activities of this beautiful animal.
5. Only 2% of the Caribbean islands are populated
Mini Latin America, tells in its blog that of the hundreds of islands in the waters of the Caribbean Sea, only 2% are populated. The most populated island is Hispaniola. There are only about 30 populated islands, so hundreds and hundreds are ruled by nature.
6. James Bond was “born” in the Caribbean
After World War II Ian Fleming bought a house in Jamaica to “swim and write books”, and indeed he did.
There he wrote the famous James Bond saga, bringing to life 007, one of the most famous undercover agents in history. This character is loved by generations and has been played by numerous actors, from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, the current James Bond.
7. Robison Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
The island of Tobago was the place that inspired Defoe to create the character of Robinson Crusoe. The classic adventure novel tells the story of a shipwrecked man who lives on a seemingly deserted island for years. During his stay there he faces numerous adventures of all kinds. This reading is a must. Millions of people from all over the world have read the work since it was published in 1719.
8. Aracataca, where Gabriel García Marquez was born.
Not only is it known as the birthplace of Gabriel García Márquez, but it is also the magical place where many of the author’s stories take place: Macondo. He himself said that “the Caribbean is a region in which there is a perfect symbiosis – or it occurs more clearly than in other parts of the world – between man, the natural environment and everyday life”. Panorama Magazine invites you to travel the path of the yellow butterflies, which takes you through their works and their mythical scenes.
The Caribbean Sea hides many secrets and magical places which are best accessed by boat. It will allow you to enjoy the freedom to move around as you wish and to organize your own route with your own schedule and avoid crowds. Enter the Hostandboat website to choose your perfect boat. You can also enter our blog to learn about the latest trend for travelling during the pandemic: slow travel.