Humpback Whale – Fun Facts!
Humpback whales are amazing for many reasons! Did you know some of the following facts? 1. The humpback whale’s most distinctive physical feature are their long …
Being one of the last British Colonies left in the world, the Turks and Caicos Islands are fairly isolated when it comes to eco-destinations. This group of islands is found approximately 575 miles southeast of Miami Florida. The island nation of the Dominican Republic can be found approx 110 miles to the southeast. The next closest landmass to the Turks and Caicos is the Bahamas which are about 30 miles to the northwest. The colony of the Turks and Caicos is made up of of two groups of islands, the Turks Islands and the Caicos Islands hence the name! These two groups of Islands are set apart by an ocean passage which is known as the Columbus Passage. The island nation of Turks and Caicos Islands have really taken a leadership position in the world of Ecotourism by setting aside over 33% of the entire land and sea regions of the East, Middle, and North Caicos for preservation purposes.These regions has been delegated for use in 4 basic areas; National Parks, Natures Reserves, Sanctuaries and Protected Areas. The Ramsar Site which is home for an astounding number of sea birds is known as the world’s largest wetland reserve. The incredible variety of seabirds use this saltwater reserve for breeding purposes. The Turks and Caicos Islands are ideal for the eco-tourist as they can create a vacation package that is perfect for them. Stay on 1 island, visit all of them, it is totally up to you. By visiting a number of the islands you will really get the opportunity to find out what this tiny island nation has to offer you.
As odd as it seems convenience and ecotourism go hand in hand when you began to think about an eco-vacation to the Turks and Caicos. By providing easy access to many of the untamed and unspoilt areas within this island nation an ecotourism trip to the Turks and Caicos is truly convenient. Without a doubt the reef located here in the Turks and Caicos is the number 1 must see attraction. Stunning, colourful reef inhabitants abound on the reef and the effect of the coral walls fading into the depths of the ocean is unforgettable. Because of the crystal clear waters, and the unspoilt beauty of the reef the Turks and Caicos Islands are in the top 5 for scuba diving destinations. Above the ocean depths there is no better way to explore the various islands then getting out under your own power and hike. Every kilometer you hike fills your senses with fantastic memories. North Caicos: Enjoy your day discovering the past. Middle Caicos: Make sure you are able to book an entire day on this island as it is the island that has the least development on it. Whether you enjoy mountain biking, trips to local markets or sampling local fare Middle Caicos will not disappoint you. South Caicos : locally known as the fishing capital of the Turks and Caicos, this is the place to be for all your fishing needs. Turks and Caicos also boasts the Caicos National Museum. This museum being on an island has a nautical theme featuring many artifacts discovered from ancient shipwrecks.
By being a world leader in the preservation of many of it’s wetlands, reefs, and bird sanctuaries, the Turks and Caicos have ensured that generations to come will have the opportunity to be astounded by the natural wonder of this tiny island nation. If you decided to book an eco-tour vacation to the Turks and Caicos there is no better place to stay than on Pine Cay.