The Bonaire National Marine Park is the oldest marine reserve in the world. It includes the waters around Bonaire and Klein Bonaire's reef-lined coasts. In 1999 the underwater park received the status of National Park of the Netherlands Antilles.
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Bodies of Water of the Caribbean
The Caribbean Sea is 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 a region that is known as "The Caribbean."
Grand Etang National Park and Forest Reserve is the oldest and largest protected area in Grenada. Its varied elevation and terrain maintain several different ecological subsystems. Grand Etang Lake is the focal point of the forest reserve.
Lake Enriquillo is a hypersaline lake located in the southwestern region of the Dominican Republic. Lago Enriquillo and Isla Cabritos National Park comprise the lake and the island at its center. Las Caritas is a collection of Indian inscriptions in a rock formation.
Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve are located on the island of Saint Croix, USVI. The protected area preserves upland watersheds, mangrove forests and marine environments. It also contains the only known site where a Columbus expedition set foot on what is now U.S. territory.