The archipelago is a British territory consists of two groups of islands in the Caribbean. Located southeast of the Bahamas, just an hour from Miami, Turks & Caicos are wild and welcoming at the same time hiding virgin beaches, almost untouched by human foot, in addition it has several good diving locations.
Although it isn’t sufficiently known, these beautiful tropical islands are a tropical Caribbean destination of your dreams. And the supreme advantage is given by geographic location, it makes this glimpse of paradise easily accessible. The reasons why tourists come back in these places are given divine white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and very pleasant climate.
Secluded bays and islands, towns and villages are full of history, the interesting thing is that it will create the impression that you are in a pirate movie atmosphere, it will give you some thrills place. To enter deeper into this world, rent a boat from a neighboring island, Grand Turk and feel the caress of peace, so sweet here, time seems to have other dimensions. Very old buildings with a high degree of deterioration, salt ponds, narrow alleys, all those seems so contrasts with the modernism that characterizes Caicos Islands.
Grand Turk, Cockburn Town metropolis, is the seat of government and commercial islands, a cultural and historical center. Its attractions include the National Museum, Front Street with colonial buildings, lighthouses, and water sports are among the activities tourists tried recently.
Providenciales Island is the center of the country’s main tourist facilities. You’re expecting beautiful white beaches, coral reefs and abundant marine life. The main tourist center is Turtle Cove and Grace Bay, it has a range of 20 km and a marine park where you can relax away from everyday urban vibes. Blight can explore and Blue Hills, the oldest on the island, or Chalk Sound is a large turquoise lake located in the south. Once a month, the lake waters begin to shine, it happen because of worms light.
The Cockburn Town is located on the largest parts of the islands of Turks & Caicos archipelago; old town retains its romantic aspect of the early eighteenth century with narrow streets lined with lanterns and colonial buildings. The access to the city you can only travel by sea, from the port it can only be done by Hawk`s Nest Anchorage. Founded in 1681 and became the capital of Cockburn Town in 1766. The historical past of the city and the archipelago can be found at the National Museum, located in the old colonial building Guinep House.
Grand Turk Island
Grand Turk Island has an area of 18 km2. On the island is the town of Cockburn Town – administrative, financial, cultural and historic archipelago and McCartney International Airport. The name of the island comes from a species of cactus (Melocactus Intortus) which grows abundantly on the island that looks like a fez.
Sympathetically called Provo, Providenciales is an island in the west of the Turks & Caicos archipelago that stretches over an area of 98 km2. Providenciales is the most developed island in terms of tourism, you will find resorts, golf courses, natural attractions as well as shopping opportunities. On the island there is the Northwest Point Marine National Park that protects coral reefs and salt lakes which are a shelter for numerous birds and marine life.
Brief History of Turks & Caicos
The first Europeans arrived in the archipelago are Spaniards, noting the historical documents mentioned 1512 when the expedition led by Juan Ponce de León; the official site of tourism in Turks & Caicos says is the first European arrived in 1492.
Turks & Caicos Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean is to the south east of the Bahamas, north of Hispaniola Island and 1,000 km from Miami. Turks & Caicos status is OCT, this giving right of citizens (Botcat – British Overseas Territories Citizen) these territories to be classed as UK citizens having equal rights with native Britons and resulting from this including the right to join the armed forces or the police. Point of maximum altitude of Turks & Caicos Islands is 49 meters.
Turks & Caicos have a tropical monsoon, moderate winds from the east, with relatively constant temperatures throughout the year; summer season (April to September) average temperatures oscillate between 24 ° – 31 ° C and in winter (October to March) average temperatures are between 17 ° – 25 ° C.
The rains make their presence in October and November, brief rain also presents in other periods of the year.
Turks & Caicos Islands are a destination that can be visited throughout the year except the storm season that begins in June and lasts until October; this period should not be excluded altogether from the holiday plans of tourists being able to inform in advance of the forecast.
Peak tourist season in Turks & Caicos begins in December and lasts until mid-April. This is the busiest periods that coincide with holidays in the islands: New Year’s Day Commonwealth in March, Easter in April, June Queen’s Day, the commemoration of Columbus in October, Christmas in December.