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Garita del Diablo (Devil's Sentry Box), Puerto Rico
🇵🇷 Old San Juan

Garita del Diablo (Devil’s Sentry Box), Puerto Rico

Garita del Diablo (Devil's Sentry Box) at Castillo San Cristóbal in Old San Juan has been off limits for hundreds of years. There's a haunted reason why...
Devil's Island through the palms
🇫🇷French Guiana

Devil’s Island, French Guiana – Hell on Earth for 100 Years

Devil's Island may look like an idyllic Caribbean paradise, but this French Guiana outpost actually better espouses its infamous name than its appearance.
Fort Christian
🇻🇮St. Thomas

Fort Christian, St. Thomas – Cornerstone of U. S. Virgin Islands History

You simply cannot tell the history of the Virgin Islands without Fort Christian. Its doors opened 339 years ago, making it the oldest structure in the USVI.
Martello Tower, Barbuda

Barbuda’s Martello Tower: Uncommon Attraction

Martello Tower Barbuda dates back to the early 1800s. It's said to be the oldest such tower in the Caribbean. It's also the island's strongest structure.
Statia Blue Beads
St. Eustatius

The Surprising Slave History and Mystical Legend of Statia Blue Beads

Of all the many varied, unique, and amazing types and styles of jewelry found all throughout the Caribbean, none are more uncommon than Statia blue beads.
Craggy NW St. Croix | SBPR
🇻🇮St. Croix

Monks Bath, St. Croix – Take A Dip Into Caribbean History

Monks Bath, St. Croix was carved from the rocky shoreline near Hams Bay 360+ years ago making it the oldest swimming pool on the island.
Home of the Maroons of Dominica, Deep In the wilds of the Nature Island | SBPR

The Maroons of Dominica and the Caribbean’s Forgotten War

The more dense the rainforest, the better for the Maroons of Dominica. The wilds of Dominica was their shield; a natural bulwark against a life of bondage.
Giddy House, Jamaica | SBPR

Giddy House, Jamaica: Uncommon Attraction

Giddy House at Fort Charles, Jamaica is, the Caribbean's answer to Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa. It's also, sadly, somewhat easily missed.
Cubagua, Venezuela | Credit: Flickr user Wilfredorrh

Isla de Cubagua, Venezuela: Uncommon Attraction

You won't find much on Cubagua, the smallest and least populated of the islands that comprise the state of Nueva Esparta, Venezuela.