Amazonia National Park is located in Pará state in north-central Brazil and is situated along the Tapajós River, covering about 3,300 sq mi. Consisting of dense humid tropical forest, the park contains an extremely biodiverse habitat.
The Historic Quarter of Valparaíso represents an extraordinary example of industrial-age heritage associated with the international sea trade. The colonial city presents an excellent example of late 19th-century urban and architectural development in Latin America.
Trinidad, together with the nearby Valle de los Ingenios was founded in the early 16th century but owes its existence to the sugar industry that flourished there and in the nearby valley from the late 18th century to the late 19th century.
Cocos Island lies off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and is the only island in the tropical eastern Pacific with a tropical rain forest. Surrounded by deep waters with counter-currents, Cocos Island National Park is admired by scuba divers for its populations of large marine species.
The Chilean Coastal Range is a mountain range that runs from north to south along the Pacific coast of South America and parallel to the Andes Mountains. The range extends from the northern Chilean city of Arica and ends at the Chile Triple Junction and Taitao Peninsula on the southern coast of Chile.
The Azuero Peninsula is located in southern Panama. It is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean in the south and by the Gulf of Panama in the east. The Panamanian capital Panama City is the main urban center on the gulf shore. The Pearl Islands is an archipelago in the Gulf of Panama.
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.
Golfo Dulce lies between the Osa Peninsula and the southern end of the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Coronado Bay lies to the northwest of the Osa Peninsula. The peninsula contains a complex of national parks and protects one of the most significant stands of virgin rain forest in Central America.
The Yucatán Peninsula and the Petén Basin/Maya Forest region of Belize, Guatemala and Mexico have become synonymous with Maya ruins however, there are several sites in El Salvador of importance. El Salvador has five archaeological parks plus a Mesoamerican site that is not open to the public.
The Continental Divide extends from the most northern reaches of North America, following a ridge of north-south–trending mountain summits, to the most southern reaches of South America. It separates the watersheds that drain into the Pacific from those river systems that drain into the Atlantic.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is a Costa Rican protected area located along the Cordillera de Tilarán. Named after the nearby town of Monteverde and extending over 35,000 acres, the cloud forest reserve is visited by roughly 70,000 visitors a year.
Lake Atitlán lies in a spectacular setting in the Guatemalan Highlands of the Sierra Madre mountain range in southwestern Guatemala. It is the deepest lake in Central America. Renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, it is Guatemala's most important tourist attraction.
A number of well-known and historically important pre-Columbian Maya archaeological sites are found in Belize, considered part of the southern Maya lowlands of the Mesoamerican culture area. The sites found here were occupied from the Preclassic period until the arrival of the Spanish.
Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve is Bolivia's most visited protected area which contains a large range of landscapes that include volcanic mountain peaks, hot springs, geysers, lakes, fumaroles and windswept deserts.