Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport

Location: Saba, Caribbean Netherlands

The sense of adventure is palpable. First, there is nothing but the deep cobalt blue of the ocean. Then suddenly there is a dot in the horizon. It gets bigger and bigger as you approach it, but not that much bigger – this is the tiny island of Saba and it is home to one of the world’s shortest commercial runways, nestled on a tiny plateau between steep cliffs and sharp reefs. While the pilot delicately navigates the approach, enjoy a breathtaking view of Mount Scenary, the island’s aptly-named active volcano. 

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Published 24th June 2016