There is an island in the Caribbean that catches our attention for its crystal-clear waters, its sands with a slight pink tone, the lushing natural surroundings and for being a unique place in the world to fall in love with the Caribbean lifestyle. Barbados is a true paradise island in the Caribbean Sea. It owes its name to the abundance of fig trees with aerial roots hanging like beards.
The island is full of history, many think it was discovered in the colonial era when the Portuguese, the British and the Spanish people arrived in the area. But Europeans were not the first inhabitants of the island, before the thirteenth century its coasts were reached by Amerindians in Venezuela, the Arawak Indians and the Caribbean. However, in 1627 British operators discovered that much of the territory was not inhabited and decided to establish a colony.
The capital of Barbados, Bridgetown, is full of history. It can be seen and felt in the museums and streets of the city centre. The culture of Barbados offers a unique blend of elements and influences of the Caribbean exoticism, the roots of West African and the English elegance. Due to the English colonization, Barbadians speak English, drive on the left side, appreciate colonial architecture and cultivate habits such as the afternoon tea and cricket.
In Barbados water sports are a big claim. Tourists can go diving in the calm waters of the Caribbean, paddle surfing, kite surfing, swimming or surfing in the waters of its west coast, lapped by the Atlantic Ocean. There are several companies doing 4x4 rides throughout the territory, including unexplored and inaccessible places.
Discover the 60 beaches in Barbados. Those found in the north and east coasts are bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and full of cliffs. The beaches of the west and south of the island are considered the Platinum Coast and they are surrounded by the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea. A special place to enjoy the sun, the calm waters and the colourful and lively sea.
Harrison's Cave is a natural underground labyrinth located in the centre of the island. Discovered in the early eighteenth century, it is considered one of the most beautiful places on the planet and it offers the opportunity to immerse oneself in the beauty of its underground rivers and amazing rock formations. An excellent choice for the whole family.
Do not miss this incredible island, and remember that you have more travel options in our blog. Enjoy a unique island in the world, go all over it with the tranquility and independence of going in your own car, there are plenty of rental deals.