How many times did Christopher Columbus sail to the New World?

Christopher Columbus voyaged to the New World on four different occasions, all of them financed by Isabella and Ferdinand, the king and queen of Spain.

On his first voyage, he “discovered” San Salvadore, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.

On his second trip, he landed on the islands of Dominica, Jamaica, and Guadeloupe, and briefly stopped in Puerto Rico.

On his third, he visited Trinidad, Grenada, Tobago, and Margarita, and he spotted the mainland of South America—what is now Venezuela—but thinking it was just another island, he never landed there.

His fourth and final voyage took him to Central America and the Panama islands.

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