Pinar Del Rio, Cuba

Pinar del Río (map) is a city on the western part of Cuba. The provincial capital of Pinar del Río Province, it covers 708 sq km (273.4 sq mi) and has a population of 191,000 people (2011 estimate). More on Pinar del Río Pinar del Río was one of the last major cities founded by […]

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios is a town on the northern coast of Jamaica, within the parish of Saint Ann. It is believed to be the first site that Christopher Columbus set foot in Jamaica. The name means “eight rivers” in Spanish, an incorrect description since there aren’t eight rivers in the area. More on Ocho Rios Ocho […]

Dominican, Republic

Dominican Republic, not to be confused with Dominica, is a country occupying the eastern portion of the island of Hispaniola, in the Caribbean. Dominican Republic covers 48,442 sq km (18,704 sq mi) and is part of the Greater Antilles archipelago. It is the second largest country in the Caribbean after Cuba, and has a population […]

Falmouth, Jamaica

Falmouth is the main town of the parish of Trelawny on the northern coast of Jamaica. Founded in 1769, it is regarded as one of the best-preserved towns of the Georgian era in the Caribbean. The town is located some 18 miles to the east of Montego Bay. More on Falmouth Falmouth was founded by […]

Dominica

Dominica, not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, is a small island nation in the Caribbean Sea. It covers 750 sq km (290 sq mi) and has a population of about 73,000 (2011 estimate). The capital and largest city is Roseau. The island is covered with lush mountainous rainforest, rising to a height of […]