The first will be to determine the etymological origin of the Caribbean term that now concerns us. In this case, we must know that it derives from the "Caribbean" Taino, which can be translated as "strong people."
The notion of Caribbean It has several uses. The name comes from aboriginal group that, when the expedition led by the American continent arrived Christopher Columbus at XV century , was in several islands of the Lesser Antilles and in regions of Venezuela and Colombia .
The Caribs, also known as caribals , they no longer exist as an independent ethnic group, although their descendants still live in the area. According to the characterization made by the Europeans upon reaching America , the Caribs were savages, warriors and man-eating.
It is known as Caribbean languages , on the other hand, about thirty Languages that are still spoken in several Latin American countries. It is estimated that currently about 50,000 people communicate in Caribbean languages such as pemon , he macushi and the kariña .
He Caribbean Sea , on the other hand, it is located north of South America and east of Central America . To the region that form this sea , the coasts that surround it and its islands are called Caribbean .
Thanks to its paradisiacal beaches, the Caribbean is one of the main tourist destinations of the world . Cuba , Dominican Republic , Jamaica , Puerto Rico , Panama , Costa Rica , Venezuela , Colombia and Mexico They are countries that have Caribbean attractions.
Among the places that attract more tourists are those that have a series of undeniable attractions:
-Havana, the capital of Cuba is one of the destinations preferred by travelers. It is listed as a World Heritage Site and the most special places it has are the Revolution Square, Old Havana or the fortresses of El Morro and La Cabaña, which have the peculiarity of being the oldest in all of America.
-The Riviera Maya is another of the places that tourists from all over the world prefer to visit. Specifically, in Spain it is one of the most frequent destinations that honeymooners choose to enjoy their honeymoon.
-The Varadero Beach is one of the best known worldwide. It is situated in Cuba and is acclaimed both for the crystalline color of its waters and for its natural environment.
Its beaches and its natural spaces are two of the main attractions that the Caribbean has, although we must not overlook, for example, its cuisine. In this case, we can point out that dishes such as Cuban lobster, beans, Cuban Creole sauce, Cochinita pibil de La Rivera Maya and Motuleño eggs become relevant.
The Margarita Island , Cozumel , the Island of San Andres , Curacao , Aruba and San Martin They are among the most visited places in the Caribbean, whose land area exceeds 239,000 square kilometers. Santo Domingo , San Juan , Prince Port , Maracaibo , Havana and Barranquilla are some of the cities most populated in the region.