If you enjoy nature and also have an adventurous spirit, this plan you will love !
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Enjoy your trip and do not miss this great cultural exchange experience sharing these activities.
Providence´s history dates back to the time of discovery where they are discussed the first landings between 1,498 and 1,502. In its early years of colonization the island took English inhabitants, Dutch, Spanish and Jamaicans. The first black slaves made their arrival in the middle of the seventeenth century in order to them to work on crops of snuff and cotton that would flourishing economy of the island (cabrera 1980)
There are few records of the total population of the island in different periods of history, but many census results showed a gradual increase from 1,789, in which 10 individuals were recorded, up to 1,973 in the population reached 2,605 inhabitants, the official census 1835 recorded a total of 342 inhabitants on the island, of which 84 were slaves
The rich and complex culture of the islands reflects its ethnic diversity and its turbulent history, the native population is mestizo predominance of the black race with 5,100 approximately inhabitants, some of them come from the mainland. Puritan anglophone caribbeans traditions are preserved , with growing influence of the Colombian mainland. In the island of Providence there is freedom of worship, however they dominated by Catholics, Baptists, Adventists.
Music and traditional dances are of European ancestry with Afro-Caribbean influence, now mixed with reggae, socca, champeta and vallenato.
its cuisine is as varied as culture, sea products have been greatly represented in dishes like Rondon, minced fish, fish balls, crab soup, fish stew
The languages spoken are English, Spanish and the island language "Creole" English base. Their traditional recreational activities are horse races, raffles, carnivals and cultural festivals commemorating national and religious holidays. The islanders are cheerful, Puritans and partygoers, friendly but especially good friends, generous and warm
Fishing is a traditional activity, the islanders knows it well and handles environmentally extraction techniques adapted to the reef fragility (traps, bait, freediving) the main species caught are lobster, conch, snapper, grouper and numerous reef species.
Experiences in the depths of the seven colors sea , designated “Seaflower Biosphere Reserve” by the Unesco , is the third longest barrier reef in the world - An immersion in one of the most beautiful underwater seascapes in the world really develop a healthy addiction: Coral forests , mysterious caves, colorful wildlife that dazzles the thirsty diver emotions
In Providence there are several diving centers with PADI certified instructors