Attractions on San Salvador

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Noted as one of the destinations in the Caribbean where Christopher Columbus may have first made land fall in the New World, San Salvador is today a place where tourists travel to escape their busy lives back home more so than anything else.  While exploring the island is encouraged, there aren't very many specific sites to look out for. 

Beaches

Grotto Beach

You will find an abundance of beaches to visit on the island. If you're looking for a quiet getaway, you will be happy to know that some of these beaches are fairly secluded and lightly used. Click on the beach names for a detailed review of that section of the coast.

Snow Bay Beach: Snow Bay was given its name for the fine white sand that is powder soft like snow. The dazzling waters that wash ashore are a striking topaz in contrast.

Attractions Map

A second alternative for beach-goers to consider is Long Bay Beach. Long Bay Beach is located off Queen's Highway.

North Victoria Hill Beach: Gem colored waters that are almost unbelievably blue wash up onto the white sand beach of North Victoria Hill.

These are merely a few of the available options. If interested, you can find more details by going to this page.

Museums

In case you like to expand your knowledge of other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation on San Salvador.

The chart below lists more information about a museum on the island.

Museums On San Salvador
Name Phone Location Island
New World Museum (242) 323-3182 0.3 mi. Northwest of Central Cockburn Town San Salvador Island

Historical Sites

Do you enjoy learning some of the historical roots of places you visit? If yes, you might want to visit a historical site while on vacation on San Salvador.

Many travelers choose to visit Mexico Olympics Monument. It is situated on San Salvador. The Mexico Olympics Monument was built in 1968 to house the Olympic Flame that was traveling to Mexico City from Greece. After the flame left, the Bahamas kept the structure as a monument of the Olympics.

Historic Sites On San Salvador
Name Type Phone Location Island
Mexico Olympics Monument Historical Site -- 2.8 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town San Salvador Island

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Visitors may experience some other intriguing sites to visit on the island.

The following table lists more details regarding other kinds of sites of interest to visitors.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On San Salvador
Name Type Location
Christopher Columbus Monument Monument 3.4 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town
Dixon Lighthouse Lighthouse 5.8 mi. Northeast of Central Cockburn Town
New World Museum Tourist Attraction 0.3 mi. Northwest of Central Cockburn Town

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to go see some of the more popular area land formations. Other options like these on San Salvador are displayed in the following table.

Land Formations On San Salvador
Name Type Location
Granny Lake Lake Central San Salvador
Great Lake Lake Central San Salvador
Little Lake Lake 4.2 mi. Northeast of Central Cockburn Town
Storr's Lake Lake 5.1 mi. East of Central Cockburn Town
Stout's Lake Lake 4.7 mi. Southeast of Central Cockburn Town
 

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