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Tortola is part of the British Virgin Islands, it is the largest and most populated island. Tortola is best known as the island with a European heart and a Caribbean soul. It is a territory under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.

Julius Jackson's simplified take on fungi in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, April 13, 2021. Once a staple on dinner tables, fungi, the cornmeal-based dish, is becoming harder to find on restaurant menus. (Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo/The New York Times)

The gastronomy

Gastronomy in Tortola is varied. A favorite local dish is known as fungí, cornmeal mixed with okra, and fish. It is very common to eat fish soup and rice with cod.

A view of Cane Garden Bay on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.

The weather

The climate in Tortola is considered tropical. The average temperature in Tortola is 25 °C.

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Official language

The official language of Tortola is English.

Dolar USA close up. top view. creative photo

Official coin

Tortola's main currency is the US dollar.

What to do in Tortola?

Cane Garden Bay

Cane Garden Bay

Cane Garden Bay is the perfect beach for surfing and enjoying many water sports such as jet skiing, paddle boarding, etc. On the coast there are several restaurants and tourist attractions to enjoy.
Road Town

Road Town

Visiting Road Town, the capital of Tortola, is very interesting. Most of Tortola's cultural centers and historic landmarks are located in this city. Specifically, Old Main Street is the street with a variety of restaurants and shops.
Museo del Pueblo

People's Museum

The Town Museum shows much of the history of the Island of Tortola before the arrival of the settlers. It is the perfect opportunity to learn about history.
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands - December 16, 2018: Information plate of the Tortola's Legendary Callwood Rum Distillery - a history of rummaking dates back some 400 years.

Rum Callwood Distillery

A tour that is very important is the Callwood Rum Distillery. It is one of the oldest distilleries in the Caribbean and is a family business that dates back to the 18th century.