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Quiz about  A Vacation In Tropical Paradise  The Caribbean
Quiz about  A Vacation In Tropical Paradise  The Caribbean

A Vacation In Tropical Paradise : The Caribbean Quiz


Do you enjoy sunshine, gorgeous beaches? Looking for a romantic getaway? How about a trip to the Caribbean, to some of the most beautiful and fascinating Latin American vacation spots in the world. I'm including a special attraction for each place.

A multiple-choice quiz by robbieh. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
robbieh
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
226,636
Updated
Oct 31 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
1968
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. This very popular resort city is located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on what is known as the the Mayan Riviera. The beaches here are among the world's finest. Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Located between Nicaragua and Panama, this Central American country has lush rainforests, lovely beaches, and some of the most active volcanoes on earth. It's often referred to as the "Jewel of Central America". Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Another Central American country, this one is situated between Guatemala and Nicaragua and bordering the North Pacific Ocean. It is home to the Copan Ruins, one of the greatest Maya archaeological sites. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This small nation is in Central America, between Guatemala and Mexico and was formerly known as British Honduras. The sovereign of the UK is head of state here. Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This seaport, located in the Gulf of Mexico, is Mexico's largest, and is sometimes referred to as the "Gateway to Mexico City". It's also well-known for its outstanding seafood cuisine. Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This island is located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between the Dominican Republic and the British Virgin Islands. It is a commonwealth of the United States. Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which Central American country is home to one of the world's greatest engineering feats, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Bordered by both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Costa Rica and Honduras, this country is off the beaten path for tourists. This nation suffered a disastrous earthquake in 1972 that destroyed its capital city, which has never been fully rebuilt. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. This nation is situated on the island of Hispaniola, and shares the island with Haiti. The national passion is baseball, and the country has produced some of the finest Major League players in US baseball history. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. This island nation was a playground for movie stars and mob types, until its famous Revolution in 1959. It sits in the middle of Hurricane Alley, 90 miles off the coast of Florida. Hint



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1. This very popular resort city is located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on what is known as the the Mayan Riviera. The beaches here are among the world's finest.

Answer: Cancun

Cancun is in Southeastern Mexico, on the Yucatan Peninsula. There are those beautiful beaches, upscale hotels, and it's a mecca for spring breakers. If you like to party, Cancun is the place. You can also take a ferry to nearby Isla Mujeres, a fishing village that's become a major attraction for visitors. Special Attraction: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
2. Located between Nicaragua and Panama, this Central American country has lush rainforests, lovely beaches, and some of the most active volcanoes on earth. It's often referred to as the "Jewel of Central America".

Answer: Costa Rica

Bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica is gaining a reputation as one of the world's most beautiful vacation spots. It has a wonderful national park system, the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, and of course, spectacular beaches and amazing turquoise ocean water. Special Attraction: Costa Rica Rain Forest Aerial Trams
3. Another Central American country, this one is situated between Guatemala and Nicaragua and bordering the North Pacific Ocean. It is home to the Copan Ruins, one of the greatest Maya archaeological sites.

Answer: Honduras

Honduras is also bordered by the Caribbean Sea, and of course has many fine beaches and resorts to offer. Here you'll find the Copan Ruins, (Ruinas de Copan) which is a Maya archaeological site, and was once probably the most elaborate and advanced of all Maya cities. Honduras also has many colonial cities to explore, some built in the 1500's. Special Attraction: Bay Islands..Utila, Roatan and Guanaja
4. This small nation is in Central America, between Guatemala and Mexico and was formerly known as British Honduras. The sovereign of the UK is head of state here.

Answer: Belize

Belize is a great place for the adventurer, with Mayan temples, rainforests, and the Belize Barrier Reef. There are hiking, fishing, diving and snorkeling, and many opportunities to explore nature, archaeological and national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and marine reserves.

It's somewhat off the beaten path for tourists, if you prefer to avoid crowds. Special Attraction: Altun Ha Mayan archaeological site
5. This seaport, located in the Gulf of Mexico, is Mexico's largest, and is sometimes referred to as the "Gateway to Mexico City". It's also well-known for its outstanding seafood cuisine.

Answer: Veracruz

Veracruz is an important port, the third largest in Mexico. The seawall (malecon) walk along the docks draws many Mexican tourists. Since 1923, Veracruz has celebrated "Carnaval", a pre-Lenten week-long party similar to New Orleans' Mardi Gras, with parades, costumes, extravagant floats, dancing and music, and enormous crowds. Veracruz' terrain ranges from beaches to the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains.

There are numerous ecological and water adventure options as well. Special Attraction: Fort of San Juan de Ulua
6. This island is located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between the Dominican Republic and the British Virgin Islands. It is a commonwealth of the United States.

Answer: Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico offers historic fortresses and haciendas, botanical gardens, museums, and Old San Juan, in addition to beautiful beaches and resorts. There is El Yunque Rainforest, dedicated to the conservation of flora and fauna. There is always the energetic Puerto Rican nightlife, with casinos and nightclubs of all kinds. Special Attraction: Puerto Rican island of Vieques' Bio-luminescent Bay, a truly unforgettable sight.
7. Which Central American country is home to one of the world's greatest engineering feats, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans?

Answer: Panama

Panama is in Central America, bordered by the North Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, neighbor to Colombia and Costa Rica. Of course, it is best known for the Panama Canal, but there are also rain forests to visit and hike in, bird watching, whale watching, surfing, and deep sea and spear fishing.

There are accommodations of all kinds, upscale to economical, and plenty of great beaches. Special Attraction: Panama Canal and History Museum
8. Bordered by both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Costa Rica and Honduras, this country is off the beaten path for tourists. This nation suffered a disastrous earthquake in 1972 that destroyed its capital city, which has never been fully rebuilt.

Answer: Nicaragua

Nicaragua has great scenery, and plenty of things to do. There are Mayan ruins, various volcanoes, and the Selva Negra rainforest for hiking and nature exploration. It's another country that's off the beaten tourist path, if you don't like crowds. Special Attraction: Refugio de Vida Silvestre La Flor (Wildlife Reserve)
9. This nation is situated on the island of Hispaniola, and shares the island with Haiti. The national passion is baseball, and the country has produced some of the finest Major League players in US baseball history.

Answer: Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has many opportunities for adventure, including deep sea fishing, windsurfing, snorkeling, sailing, and scuba diving. There are also many affordable accommodations, and world class resorts as well. The capital city, Santo Domingo, is the oldest city in the Western Hemisphere, and the second largest city, Santiago, is well worth exploring also. Special Attraction: La Casa de Juan Ponce de León
10. This island nation was a playground for movie stars and mob types, until its famous Revolution in 1959. It sits in the middle of Hurricane Alley, 90 miles off the coast of Florida.

Answer: Cuba

Cuba is an island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, 150 km south of Key West, Florida. There are many upscale resorts in Cuba. In addition to its beautiful beaches and lovely weather, there are interesting historical places to visit: Morro Castle, Museum of the Revolution, Varadero city (visit Al Capone's former home), El Malecon (seawall) and Ernest Hemingway's home (now a museum). Cuba has been described as "a place suspended in time", and a "nice place to go if you like old cars". Special Attraction: Exploring Old Havana
Source: Author robbieh

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