The Caribbean region is famous worldwide for its string of Antillean islands stretching from North America to South America. These islands are popular with travelers due to their tropical beauty and world class beaches. The Caribbean also includes the north shore of South America and the eastern coast of Central America and Mexico. Travelers booking flights to the Caribbean not only have many islands and countries to choose from, but also many languages and cultures.
The Caribbean has been a melting pot of cultures since the region was first discovered by Christopher Columbus. Many European nations colonize the region and today travelers can book flights to the Caribbean into English, Spanish, Dutch or French speaking islands or countries. Some Caribbean islands have developed their own dialects but since tourism very important to this region, travelers will find that English is widely spoken.
The chain of islands framing the north eastern half of the Caribbean is known as the West Indies. The islands are divided into the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica and Puerto Rico) and the Lesser Antilles: Anguilla, Dominica, Montserrat, Barbados, St Lucia, Tobago, Trinidad and others. Along the coast of South America you find the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao), all colonized by the Dutch.
The best time of the year to book flights to the Caribbean is from November to March. The weather is hot and tropical all year around. The Caribbean coast of Central America and Mexico offers lush jungles, pre-Colombian ruins, Spanish colonial towns and present day Amerindians villages, some still preserving their traditional way of life. Discover one of the most beautiful and diverse regions of the world when you book your flights to the Caribbean on BudgetAir.co.uk.