San Salvador is
the first landfall site of Christopher Columbus on his
initial voyage of discovery in 1492. Four separate
monuments mark the exact spot Columbus came ashore,
however, it is generally regarded that he landed at Long
Bay where a big stone cross stands. Called Guanahani by
the native Lucayan Indians, Columbus renamed the island
San Salvador. San Salvador is located in the far eastern
Bahamas. It is small in size (63-square-mile) but not
in scenery and is surrounded by superb beaches and reefs.
It is an ideal place for snorkeling, diving and fishing.