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San Salvador Island

Known to the Arawak Indians that lived there as Guanahani, the island of San Salvador boasts the reputation of being the first place that Christopher Columbus landed upon when he discovered the new world, in October 12th, 1492.

San Salvador is located in the far eastern Bahamas. It is also believed to be the place where Christopher Columbus first landed in the new world on October 12, 1492. The island was originally known as Guanahani by its first descendants, the Lucayan Indians. It is small in size but not in scenery and is surrounded by superb beaches and reefs. It is an ideal place for snorkeling, diving and fishing.

Unfortunately, Christopher Columbus and the Arawaks is no longer with us, thankfully San Salvador is.