© Philippe Lemaire
The western coasts of Grenada, Cariacou and Petite Martinique are bathed by the Caribbean Sea, but it is the Atlantic Ocean that caresses it with force and shapes its eastern coasts. The island of Grenada, of volcanic origin, has a mountainous relief and an irregular coastline with exceptional beaches of transparent water. The rainforest encloses waterfalls of great beauty. Exotic tropical birds, small frogs and wild orchids add colour to the dense vegetation. The visitor to this pavilion has the opportunity to get to know the economic highlights of the island, whose fertile soil has made it suitable for the development of agriculture and the production of spices, which give Grenada (known as the island of spices) its nickname. Its reserves of timber, which is harvested in a controlled manner to avoid deforestation, are another of its assets. The country has signed several agreements to conserve biological diversity. The landscapes of Grenada, the southernmost island above the equator, are spectacular and its small people are lively and happy. Natural sites, crystal-clear reefs, rum distilleries, festivals and markets that throb with the rhythm of a quietly loving people are all part of their proposition.
© Exposicion International Zaragoza 2008