Ciénaga de Zapata (Zapata Swamp) is located within the Zapata Peninsula on the southern coast of Cuba. Both a National Park and Biosphere Reserve, it is one of the largest and most important wetlands in the Caribbean region with a marine borderline.
The Archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina is located in the western sector of the Caribbean Sea and belongs to the Republic of Colombia. The collection of 10 or so small coral atolls are known as the West Indies department of Colombia.
The Caribbean Plate is a mostly oceanic tectonic plate underlying Central America and the Caribbean Sea off the north coast of South America. These borders are regions of intense seismic activity, including frequent earthquakes, occasional tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.
The Caribbean Sea and Caribbean Basin are a body of water and suboceanic basin of the western Atlantic Ocean. The entire area of the Caribbean Sea, the numerous islands of the West Indies and adjacent coasts, are collectively known as the Caribbean.
The Grenadines are a chain of islands and islets located between Grenada and St. Vincent in the Lesser Antilles, noted for its beautiful scenery, spectacular beaches and diverse marine habitats. Its cultural heritage is a result of the blending of African, Carib, East Indian, Portuguese and European influences.
Jardines de la Reina is an archipelago off the southern coast of Cuba. Cuba's second largest archipelago, it is formed by more than 250 virgin coral islands and numerous cays. Both a marine reserve and national park, the island group is one of Cuba's largest protected areas.
The La Hotte Biosphere Reserve is located in southeastern Haiti, includes six mountain peaks, and encompasses both terrestrial and marine areas. The region is considered a biodiversity hotspot due to the wide variation in climate, which ranges from humid to subtropical dry.
Montserrat is an island and overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the West Indies, nicknamed "The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean." The Soufrière Hills volcano is an active, complex stratovolcano with many lava domes forming its summit on the Caribbean island.
Guanahacabibes Peninsula is located at the westernmost point on the island of Cuba. The peninsula is sparsely populated. The waters surrounding the peninsula are spiny lobster and red snapper fishing grounds. It is both a National Park and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The Puerto Rico Trench is located on the boundary between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, roughly parallel to the northern coast of Puerto Rico. The deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean, the Milwaukee Depth, lies at a depth of 27,493 ft in the western end of the trench.
Saba Bank is a large offshore submerged atoll, the largest submarine atoll in the Atlantic Ocean and the third largest of its kind in the world. Part of the Caribbean Netherlands, Saba Bank has some of the richest diversity of marine life in the Caribbean Sea.