The Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River in southern Peru, known for the soaring Andean Condors that can be seen throughout the year. The Colca Valley is a colorful Andean valley with pre-Inca roots and an area of astounding scenic beauty.
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.
Península Valdés is a site of global significance for the conservation of marine mammals. It is home to significant biodiversity including highly fragile terrestrial and marine ecosystems. The dynamic coastal zone features rocky cliffs, shallow bays, coastal lagoons, pebble beaches, and small islands.
Potosí is the example par excellence of a major silver mine of the modern era, reputed to be the world’s largest industrial complex in the 16th century. A small pre-Hispanic-period hamlet perched in the Bolivian Andes, Potosí became an "Imperial City" following the visit of Francisco de Toledo in 1572.
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.
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.
La Moneda Palace is the seat of the President of the Republic of Chile. It also houses the offices of three cabinet ministers and occupies an entire block in downtown Santiago, in an area known as the Civic District. It was the site of a 1973 military coup d'état against President Salvador Allende.
Río de la Plata is a tapering intrusion of the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast of South America between Uruguay to the north and Argentina to the south. It empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The Rio de La Plata drainage basin is bounded by the Brazilian Highlands, the Andes Mountains and Patagonia.
The Gulf of Fonseca, a sheltered inlet of the Pacific Ocean, is a gulf in Central America that is bounded in the northwest by El Salvador, the northeast by Honduras and the southeast by Nicaragua. Notable among the islands in the gulf are Zacate Grande, El Tigre and Meanguera.