The Andes Mountains are the longest continental mountain range in the world. They form a continuous highland along the western coast of South America. The Andean Region extends from Caribbean Venezuela, through the Atacama Desert to cold, windy and wet Cape Horn.
Leticia is Colombia's southernmost municipality and a major port on the Amazon River. It lies at the point where the borders of Colombia, Peru and Brazil meet. It is the capital of the Colombian department of Amazonas.
Alerce Costero National Park is a protected area located in the Los Ríos Region of southern Chile. Situated within the Cordillera Pelada, part of the larger Chilean Coastal Range, the national park hosts a forest of endangered Patagonian cypress.
The Hispaniolan pine forests are found on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles. This ecoregion is today, mainly in mountainous areas of the Cordillera Central and the Sierra de Bahoruco as well as other small patches in both countries.
Montevideo is both the principal city, most important port and capital of Uruguay. As the commercial, financial and political center of Uruguay, the city is considered to have the highest quality of life in Latin America.
The Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt is located in south-central Mexico and extends east-west across the country from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. This volcanic arc contains many of the country's tallest mountain peaks.
Corcovado National Park, in southern Chile, features vast expanses of untouched, unexplored land, including hidden corners of the Gulf of Corcovado. The Corcovado Volcano overlooks this difficult-to-access park that is a habitat for various endangered species.
Chiloé National Park, located along the vast and desolate western coast of Chiloé Island in Chile, is rich with wildlife, including sea lions, penguins, whales and seabirds. It includes zones of dunes, temperate rain forests, swamps and peat bogs.
The Greater Antilles mangrove ecoregion is comprised of the islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and Jamaica. These mangroves support relatively high levels of endemic flora and fauna and are often part of complex assemblages of habitats.
Hispaniola is the second largest and most populated island in the Caribbean region. It is located within the Greater Antilles and is divided politically into two separate sovereign nations: the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
The Lesser Antilles Volcanic Arc forms the eastern boundary of the Caribbean Plate. This subduction process formed a number of volcanic islands, from the Virgin Islands in the north to the islands off the coast of Venezuela in the south.