The Caribbean landscape is a mosaic of peaks and plateaus sculpted by volcanic activity and erosion. Mountain ranges, with tall volcanic peaks on some islands, form the backbone of the archipelago. These dramatic highlands gradually transition into rolling hills and fertile valleys carpeted with lush rainforests, cultivated fields, and the sea.
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Sage Mountain National Park graces the summit of Tortola's highest peak in the British Virgin Islands. It transcends being just a geographical landmark, revealing itself as a living canvas adorned with ancient geological secrets, vibrant ecological treasures, and echoes of a resilient island culture. Stepping into its confines becomes a sensory journey—an immersive exploration into the heart and soul of the BVI.
Saint Mary's Biosphere Reserve in Saint Kitts and Nevis is a diverse ecosystem with cloud forests, mangroves, and coral reefs. The Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is at the center, showcasing the island's resilience and architectural grandeur. The reserve is home to a range of wildlife, maintaining ecological balance. It celebrates life's interconnectedness in this Caribbean paradise.
The Saint-Martin National Nature Reserve protects the northeastern coast's environment, providing habitat to many species. The reserve comprises rocky shores, cliffs and beaches, while the offshore area comprises marine flowering plants and many coral formations.
Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve are located on the island of Saint Croix. 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.
San Pedro de la Roca Castle is a multi-level stone fortress built to protect the vital port of Santiago de Cuba. UNESCO cites this intricate complex of forts, magazines, bastions and batteries as the most complete, best-preserved example of Spanish-American military architecture.
Santo Domingo, the sprawling capital of the Dominican Republic, emerges as a city where the echoes of history resonate alongside the vibrancy of modern life. Santo Domingo has evolved into a thriving metropolis, the largest city in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean region, encompassing a dynamic blend of culture, commerce, and heritage.
The Seaflower Biosphere Reserve encompasses the entire land and marine territory of the San Andrés Archipelago in the southwestern Caribbean Sea. The archipelago, which forms the West Indies Department of Colombia, supports diverse marine and bird life and extensive coral reefs.
The Sierra del Rosario is located in the eastern part of Cuba's Guaniguanico mountain range, the site of the first significant coffee plantation in the New World. The Biosphere Reserve protects tropical forests with evergreen and semi-deciduous environments.
Turquino National Park is located in Santiago de Cuba Province, southeastern Cuba. The park is situated within the Sierra Maestra mountain range that runs westward across the south of the old Oriente Province in southeast Cuba, rising abruptly from the coast.
The Sint Eustatius National Marine Park encircles the Caribbean island and extends up to 3 km offshore. The Park protects habitats, including pristine, biologically-diverse coral reefs, seagrass beds, sandy seabed, and open ocean communities.