Grenada Island

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Granada is an island country that consists of the island of Granada and six smaller islands in the southernmost Grenadines in the southeast Caribbean Sea. Granada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Granada is also known as the "Spice Island" because of the production of nutmeg and mace, cultures of which Granada is one of the largest exporters in the world.
Its size is 344 square kilometers (133 sq mi), with an estimated population of 110,000. Its capital is St. George. The national bird of Granada is the critically endangered pomegranate dove.
Official language
English
Currency
East Caribbean Dollar
Documentation
All candidates to visit Granada, must have a valid passport at the time of admission. Depending on your nationality and destination, an entry visa may also be required.
Keeping in mind that immigration regulations have frequent changes, as well as which countries are exempt from Tourist Visa, please contact the Embassy or Consular Services of Granada in the countries of residence of the visitor.
Tourism
Granada Island has an elliptical and vivid form with a tropical jungle inside it.
Fantastic beaches on the coast line, and sublime diving, are the main offers
St. George, the largest city, has one of the most picturesque water fronts in the entire Caribbean. Constructions of stone, forts of a forgotten time and houses of all colors merge against the hilly landscape of urban aesthetics.
Visiting Grenada Island is a relaxing time where captivating locals and an eclectic village life are added to the sublime setting.
For many visitors, of course, the extent of any island is taken by its beaches and coral reefs, and Granada offers plenty of both. The island is surrounded by miles of perfect yarn, including both the fascinating white and black sand beaches. The beach Grand Anse, has a gentle expansion that extends for two miles around the bend of a gentle bay, is world famous. Granada has much to offer those interested in pleasure at sea as well, with easy access and crystal clear reefs of both Granada and its sister island, Carriacou.
Gastronomy
The island's cuisine is as varied and tasty as the tapas. It is a style of cuisine with a great Arab heritage, due to the spices, rich in soups and sweet.
Products from the fertile surrounding plains of Granada are the basis of many traditional local dishes such as fried soft beans with ham, bunches of stuffed Swiss chard, thistles, pipirrana salad, and omnipresent gazpacho.
The famous specialty of the provincial capital is Sacromonte Omelete, a dish is not suitable for delicate palates, since it is made from medulla, cooked brains, bull testicles and eggs.
A visit to Granada is not complete without trying the "granadino tapas" in tavernas and bars. Tapas are served free of charge in all bars in the province. They are a tasty symbol of Granada, stimulating the senses and immediately carved into the visitors' memories. The gastronomic exhibition of the tapa, is usually chosen by the bartender and the client respectfully accepts his choice. Going out with friends to go eat tapas, is one of the most popular and deep-rooted customs in the city.
Weather
Although the climate is tropical and hot, it is tempered by the northeast trade winds. In St. George, the average daily high temperature in January is 29 ° C (84 ° F) and the average minimum is 24 ° C (75 ° F). In July, the average daily high temperature is 30 ° C (86 ° F) and the minimum is 25 ° C (77 ° F).
During the rainy season, from June to November, rain falls, on average, 22 days a month in St. George. In the driest months, January through April, there is measurable rain for 12 days a month, this is the best time to visit. The hurricane season runs from June through November.
Safety
Despite the relaxed atmosphere, there were incidents of violent crime, including murders.
These tend to occur within the local community, but can sometimes affect tourists.
At least the same level of safety awareness should be maintained as for all countries and check that accommodation is safe. This also applies to those staying on a yacht. Avoid walking alone in isolated areas, including beaches, after dark. Do not carry large amounts of money or jewelry. If possible, leave valuables and travel documents in safes.
Health
Check if you have adequate travel health insurance and affordable resources to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.
Dengue is endemic in Latin America and the Caribbean and can occur throughout the year. Precautions should be taken to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is only required for travelers coming from, or who are in transit to the airport for more than 12 hours, a country at risk of yellow fever.
Telecommunications and Electricity
Mobile Phones
The use of mobile devices can be used if roaming is enabled, but can lead to very high roaming charges.

Internet
Grenada is well served by internet services, there are several cybers cafes with high speed connections.
In case you have a laptop or notebook, there are numerous cafes that offer the free wi-fi connection.

Electricity
The electricity is 230 Volt 60 Hz and the outlets are like those in the UK, square with 3 pins.

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