The Caribbean, or West Indies, is a region of the Americas that consists of several groups of islands within or bordering the Caribbean Sea, plus The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands, which are in the Atlantic Ocean. The region includes more than 700 islands, islets, reefs, and cays.
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Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is an outstanding, well-preserved example of 17th- and 18th-century military architecture in the Caribbean. Designed by the British and built by African slave labor, the fortress is tangible evidence to European colonial expansion.
Caguanes National Park and Buenavista Biosphere Reserve (Cuba) The Editor Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:13
Caguanes National Park is established around the Caguanes Peninsula on the northern coast of Cuba and is the core area of the Buenavista Biosphere Reserve which includes coral reefs, rocky beaches, evergreen coastal forest and mangroves.
The Caribbean Plate is a mostly oceanic tectonic plate underlying much of Central America and the Caribbean Sea off the north coast of South America. These borders are regions of intense seismic activity, including frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Caribbean Sea and Basin The Editor Sun, 03/31/2019 - 18:04
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."
Cayman Trench: Cayman Ridge (Caribbean) The Editor Sun, 04/17/2022 - 23:45
The Cayman Trench is a submarine trench on the floor of the western Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and the southeastern tip of Cuba. The Cayman Ridge is an undersea mountain range on the northern margin of the Cayman Trough and includes the Cayman Islands.
Ciénaga de Zapata: National Park and Biosphere Reserve (Cuba) The Editor Fri, 04/03/2020 - 15:21
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.
After Christopher Columbus's arrival on the island in 1492, Santo Domingo became the site of the first cathedral, hospital, customs house and university in the Americas. The colonial town, founded in 1498, was laid out on a grid pattern that became the model for the New World.
Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve (Cuba) The Editor Thu, 12/20/2018 - 21:09
The Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve is located in the northeastern region of Cuba and covers the mountain region of Sagua-Garacoa as well as much of the Toa River watershed. It is considered as one of the principal centers of biodiversity and endemism in Cuba.
Desembarco del Granma National Park, meaning "Landing of the Granma", is situated on the southwestern tip of southeast Cuba. The little-disturbed landscape and seascape offers a wide spectrum of karst phenomena such as giant sinkholes, cliffs, canyons and caves.
El Yunque National Forest is a forest reserve located in northeastern Puerto Rico, located on the slopes of the Sierra de Luquillo mountains. It is the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System. High annual rainfall creates a jungle-like setting with lush foliage, crags, waterfalls and rivers.