Fun Facts About Central America and the Caribbean

What do Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the indigenous cultures of the Maya, and Taíno have in common? They all share geographical proximity and historical interconnectedness.  However, they are all unique with their own distinct history and indigenous legacy.  Did you know that Belize has over 900 Mayan temples? That Costa Rica is the happiest place in the world?  Although Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico share Taíno indigenous roots, they are very different.  In the Dominican Republic, you’ll find the oldest city in the Americas.  To travel to Puerto Rico you don’t need a passport.  And how about a country that boasts not one but nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites? Cuba holds that title.  This and more can be found in our collection of Fun Facts about Central America and the Caribbean.  

Part of our Fun Facts series about countries and cultures around the world. This page on fun facts about Central America and the Caribbean is organized alphabetically by country. See also, Fun Facts about Latin America.

Fun Facts about Central America and the Caribbean

Belize

Costa Rica

Cuba

Dominican Republic

The Maya

Puerto Rico

The Taíno

Fun Facts about Central America and the Caribbean

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