Spanish Town, British Virgin Islands

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Spanish Town on southern Virgin Gorda is the second largest town (after Road Town) on the British Virgin Islands. Also known as The Valley, Spanish Town offers numerous shopping possibilities. The heart of the town is its Yacht Harbor marina, with many bareboat sailing activities everyday. It has its own airport and a ferry service is in operation from here to Road Town on Tortola. Overall, though, Spanish Town is small, with few bars and a relaxed atmosphere. The national park "The Baths" is located south of Spanish Town.

History[edit]

Spanish Town was originally settled by Cornish miners, and ruins of the chimney, boiler house, cistern, and mine shafts can be seen. This is now part of the Copper Mine National Park. It served as capital of the territory until 1714, when the government moved their offices to Road Town. [1]

Events[edit]

Each year in March at Fishers' Cove in Spanish Town there is the Spanish Town Fisherman's Jamboree, an annual event celebrating fishing. The main focus is the fishing competitions which also provide plenty of opportunities for visitors to try freshly caught seafood.[2][3]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour, BVI
  2. ^ Fishing Tournaments: What To Do in - The British Virgin Islands: Fishing Tournaments
  3. ^ Spanish Town Fisherman's Jamboree and 11th Annual Wahoo Fishing - British Virgin Islands | iExplore.com

4. ^ http://www.caribbeanmag.com/search/attractions/British_Virgin_Islands/Spanish_Town_Virgin_Gorda_British_Virgin_Islands.shtml

Coordinates: 18°27′N 64°26′W / 18.450°N 64.433°W / 18.450; -64.433