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Cayman Islands: Paradise and Carnival in May

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This corner of paradise in the Caribbean where they find shelter families, couples, honeymooners and scuba divers, there is one that stands out above the rest and has been rated one of the top 5 of the Caribbean: The Beach "Seven Mile"

Every year during the first week of May, in the Cayman Islands celebrates Batabanó traditional Carnival, a festival that gives light and brightness to the timing of the island and calls the different districts and groups coming together to compete and exhibit creative costumes, choreography and dazzling floats. Carnival Batabanó energy is electrifying, with thousands of locals and tourists take to the streets to enjoy the parade. Every year since its inception in 1983, Batabanó has a distinct flavor driven by the mix of more than 130 nationalities living harmoniously in these islands and the colorful costumes worn by participants which reflect the vibrant landscapes as cultural heritage Caribbean.

The carnival route stretches along about 3 miles long on the road to Seven Mile Beach and is the way that the locals pay homage to the typical sea turtle islands, since the word Batabanó refers to the tracks left in the sand as they move onto the beach to nest. Batabanó Carnival is a cultural activity to be a kaleidoscope of music, dance and pageantry with roots that reflect the history of the region with its African and religious influences.

Carnival has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception, including the addition of a carnival for the young: it is the Cayman Carnival Junior Batabanó, a family party for smaller islands. Held at Camana Bay, school children dance and jump along the street in a festive parade of color, music and creativity and then the fun continues with intheir painting faces, masks and food stalls to raise funds for schools.

About the Cayman Islands:

Located in the western Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba and west of Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, made ​​by Gran Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, have a nearly 300 km square area and form a British Overseas Territory . The islands were discovered by Christopher Columbus on his fourth voyage to America and named it Turtle Islands, by the proliferation of this species. Later, in 1586 Francis Drake, the first Englishman to the visit, christened Cayman Islands.

Among the many beaches of the different islands that make up this corner of paradise in the Caribbean where they find shelter families, couples, honeymooners and scuba divers, there is one that stands out above the rest and has been rated one of the top 5 Caribbean beach: is "Seven Mile" of about 9 km long and located just 5 km from George Town, the capital of the island of Grand Cayman. Seven Mile Beach is famous for its coral and turquoise waters of the whiteness of its sand. It is also a site with day and night life very attractive, since your extension will find bars, restaurants and nightclubs and hotels with accommodations for all budgets.

Among the must-see activities for tourists in Grand Cayman, the excursion to "Stingray City", an extraordinary sandbar in the middle of the sea can swim with stingrays, feed and touch them counted. Another walk to enjoy the wildlife is "CaymanTurtle Farm", a stunning marine park located in Grand Cayman since 1968 is dedicated to spreading the benefits of an active program of conservation of sea turtles.

Cayman Brac Island is the dream destination for all those who love the sea and diving: this island has preserved the serenity and charm that embodies the Cayman Islands. In addition to diving, the island offers a wide variety of adventures such as "Peter Cave," a place with a spectacular view of the cliffs that have some of the most impressive stalagmites and stalactites in the world.

Little Caymans or a green oasis in turquoise sea with only 70 permanent residents. It is home to a variety of native species, leaving fascinated all those who dare and left love for the charms of this small archipelago. In addition, much of the beauty of this island can also be found under the waters: The "Bloody Bay Wall" Marine Park is one of the most popular dive sites for adventure seekers everywhere. Full of vibrant colors, is famous for its slopes and submarine dramatic steps. In Little Cayman nature combined with the adventure to delight the visitor, you can enjoy the white sand beaches, diving along the coast or paddle to the nearby Owen Island to eat at a gourmet restaurant or venture with a snorkel in the crystal clear turquoise waters.

Each day a different proposal suggests Cayman where it is possible to combine harmony, relaxation and leisure with a paradise setting with clear and calm water. The local cuisine is ready to surprise the keenest palates with more than 150 restaurants, lovers of fine cuisine are everything imaginable. Options range from world-renowned restaurants to small local traditional dishes are served the Cayman Islands.

The weather in Cayman is known for being tropical, with average 29 degrees. A place to enjoy the sun and pleasant temperatures all year round.

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traslation: Belén Zapata