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Martinique

Martinique is (beach) lovers. And food lovers. And divers. And hikers. And above all, Franco-Phil. A marriage of Gallic culture and customs of the Caribbean, this overseas department of France is a sunny, slightly less crowded version of the homeland. People looking for more sophisticated pleasures, whether of the kind you put on the plate or the type is placed on a credit card will be pleased to know that good food and the latest fashions are not optional here, but a mandatory accessory where visitors congregate – especially in its capital port of Fort-de-France.

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Of volcanic origin, the island is crowned by the still-smoldering Mont Pelée, which destroyed the old capital of Martinique, St-Pierre in 1902. There are plenty of hiking and nature observation on the slopes of the volcano. And since this is known as the “Island of Flowers’ is botanical gardens tucked into the rugged landscape.

Long beaches and plenty of delicious diving are the main attractions in the south. Fishing villages dot the coast, most of them have managed to hang on your seafaring soul while offering visitors plenty to see and do.

Not much to do here, but everything happens in time in the Caribbean. Except for the northern mountains, is an exceptionally easy island to drive around. One can browse Presqu’île Caravelle in the morning and return to Fort-de-France in time (to avoid rush hours) to test the nightlife of the city in the making.

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Barbados

Many Caribbean islands have beaches, but differs from Barbados is behind the waves and sand. No matter your budget or style, you can find a place to stay that suits you, whether cheap, quiet funky, or elegant. All the comforts of home are on hand if you want them as Barbados is one of the most developed islands in the region. The literacy rate is about 98% and the capital Bridgetown and the surrounding area are booming.

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Away from the luxury resorts on the west coast and south coast, well developed, however, is where you will find what makes the island special. Central Barbados has an undulating terrain of limestone hills and amidst this lush landscape are fascinating survivors of the colonial past. Large plantation homes show the richness of these settlers and face the brutality of the slave trade. Museums document this exciting story and several botanical gardens can exploit the beauty of the ideal growing conditions.

The wild Atlantic lashed the eastern coast is a legend among surfers, seeking action is wind-surfing, hiking, diving and more. Barbados is a great package, and despite its popularity, no problems to make it your own. Away from the glitz, is still a place of classic calypso rhythms, an island vibrates in time and world-renowned roms.
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Half a million people can not be wrong. This is the number of visitors attracted each year in Barbados, and does not take much time before you see why they come by air cargo: the shores are surrounded by the types of blue water and white sand visions that feed fantasies of the British, Americans and Canadians stuck shivering away in some climates snowy winter.

Copacobana Beach

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The Copacabana beach is probably the most famous beach in Brazil, and why not, the world. But what makes this beach are so famous? First, it is one of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, the marvelous city, home to the Christ Redeemer, symbol of Brazil. But besides that, Copacabana is a wide beach 4 km long, framed by the hills of Rio de Janeiro and where millions of Cariocas (Rio residents) attend enjoy what Brazilians want most: beach, sun, beer and beautiful women in bikinis.

It is certainly one of the most popular beaches in Brazil, and therefore has all the necessary infrastructure to serve many customers. Restaurants, pubs, street vendors, countless beach volleyball courts, and a unique vortex makes Copacabana in New York to the beaches, where everything happens, where the Cariocas socialize, live and enjoy the beauty of its waters.

Steeped in the rhythm of Samba, Copacabana beach is presented as the ideal way to meet and make contact with Brazilians. And of course, when the sun goes down or when it is too strong, you can visit all the tourist attractions that Rio de Janeiro offers: Christ the Redeemer, the Botanical Gardens, the legendary Maracana stadium and more.

HOTELS AND FLIGHTS – HOW TO GET AND WHERE TO STAY

Getting to Copacabana is quite simple: most of the world’s cities have a direct connection with Rio de Janeiro, and once there, we’re in Copacabana.

Otherwise, there are several daily flights between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, which can be used to get to Copacabana.

The 4 kms from Copacabana Beach are crowded hotel options of all kinds, of which more than 20 of them are 5 stars, of which the most famous is the Copacabana Palace.

Further from the beach you can find famous inns and l