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Travel information about Turks and Caicos
The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory that consists of two groups of tropical islands, the Caicos Islands the larger and Turks Islands the smaller.
The total population is 31,458 of which 23,800 resides in Provinciales of Caicos Islands. Total land area is more or less 170 square miles.
Although most of the tourist love the beaches here, the place is also a world-renowned for best scuba diving because it has the third largest coral reef in the world.
Capital city of Turks and Caicos: Cockburn Town
Closest neighbors to Turks and Caicos: Roughly midway between the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, south of the Bahamas and east of Cuba and the country of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti).
Best times to visit Turks and Caicos: The Turks and Caicos Islands do have a marine tropical climate. Summer months are from June to November and winter is from December to May. Peak tourism season runs from January to April.
How to get to Turks and Caicos: Tourists will take short direct flight if they come from east coast cities in the US. Less than 4 hours if you come from Charlotte, Boston, Philadelphia, and New York then under 5 hours by plane from Chicago, Toronto and Montreal.
Visa requirements for Turks and Caicos: US citizens don’t need a visa when traveling to Turks and Caicos as tourists for short duration of time but they need to present their passport.
Currency of Turks and Caicos: The currency in Turks and Caicos is United State Dollars (USD)
Official Language of Turks and Caicos: English is the official language of Turks and Caicos, but Haitian Creole and Spanish are widely spoken too.
UNESCO World Heritage sites in Turks and Caicos
There is no property listed on the Unesco’s World Heritage for Turks and Caicos
Scuba diving safety tips
Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:
- Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
- Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
- Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
- Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
- Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
- Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.