Most interesting landmarks of Saba

Saba is a special municipality of the Kingdom of Netherlands.
This island is spectacular, with no even place on it – Saba is a summit of an extinct volcano, rising 877 m above the sea. Island is covered with lush vegetation and dotted with cosy villages. There are few specific landmarks, Saba rather is a landmark as a whole.

  • Elfin Forest Reserve – high altitude forest with almost eternal mist. Crooked trees here are covered with mosses, ferns and other plants.
  • Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport – one of the riskiest commercial airports in the world. The runway is 400 m short and flanked by steep cliffs.
  • Saba Bank – submerged atoll, which starts some 4.3 km southwest from Saba island. This is the largest submerged atoll in Atlantic, with numerous endemic species of marine life.

Described landmarks of Saba

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Saba’s Unique Cloud Forest: and how it evolved during a series of major hurricanes

The cloud forest on the tiny island of Saba in the Northeastern Caribbean is unique in the region, but little scientific research has been conducted. The author, a biologist and conservationist who has resided on the island since 1986, has compiled available information on the cloud forest and supplemented this with his own observations. In particular he describes the impact of major hurricanes and how the forest evolved following these hurricanes.

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