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'll find an abundance of beaches to enjoy on the island. If you enjoy having lots of space around you, you will be pleased to know that some of these beaches are fairly secluded and lightly used. Just click on each beach name for a detailed guide to that part of the coast.

Snow Bay Beach: Protected by two nearby offshore islets, Snow Bay Beach enjoys calm waters that are perfect for novice swimmers and kitesurfers.

Attractions Map

Another place for beach-goers to consider is Long Bay Beach. Soft white sands lead to shimmering topaz waters at Long Bay Beach.

North Victoria Hill Beach: Known for its exceptionally clear waters, North Victoria Hill Beach is a two-mile stretch of beach along the northwest coast of San Salvador. Snorkeling is popular here, though not necessary since the waters are not as convoluted as many other beaches.

These examples are merely a few of your choices. For more in formation concerning beaches available, click this link.

Museums

Assuming you like to learn about other people and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your time on San Salvador.

The chart below lists more information on 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

Like exploring the historical roots of countries you visit? If so, you might enjoy visiting a historical site during your time on San Salvador.

A common landmark for vacationers is Mexico Olympics Monument. It is located 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

Travelers will explore some other worthwhile local attractions on San Salvador.

The chart directly below provides you with some details concerning other kinds of places 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 visit some of the more interesting area land formations. Other types of natural attractions on San Salvador are listed in the following chart.

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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