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Wonders of Saba

View from Mount Scenery, Saba Island
View from Mount Scenery / Christine Warner Hawks, / CC BY 2.0

WorldBlue  Highlights

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.

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WorldViolet Top wonders of Saba

Biological wonders

Saba Bank

Submerged atoll that starts some 4.3 km southwest from Saba island. This is the largest submerged atoll in Atlantic, with numerous endemic species of marine life.

Elfin Forest Reserve

High altitude forest with almost eternal mist. Crooked trees here are covered with mosses, ferns and other plants.

Architecture wonders

Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport

One of the riskiest commercial airports in the world. Runway is 400 m short and flanked by steep cliffs.

WorldYellow Recommended books

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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