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.
Cuyo is the historical wine-producing region located in the mountainous area of central-west Argentina. Along with the city of Mendoza, some of the most popular tourist attractions in Argentina are found here, including the highest mountain massifs in the Andes.
The Juan Fernández Archipelago is a sparsely inhabited group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Chile. The protected areas include the islands of Robinson Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk and Santa Clara as well as all of the smaller islets in the area.
Colonia del Sacramento is located at the tip of a short peninsula with a strategic position on the north shore of Uruguay's Río de la Plata. The Historic Quarter is a fusion of Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial styles. The buildings date from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
The Gran Chaco is a sparsely populated, hot and semi-arid lowland alluvial plain, divided among eastern Bolivia, western Paraguay, northern Argentina and a portion of Brazil. With a high biodiversity, it contains South America's second largest forest, behind only the Amazon Rainforest.
The Andean Patagonian Forest spreads over steep elevations along a thin strip on both sides of the Andes Mountains in southern South America. These temperate forests, located in both southern Chile and Argentina, are the southernmost forests on earth.
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.
Saba Bank is a large offshore submerged atoll, the largest submarine atoll in the Atlantic Ocean and the third largest of its kind in the world. Part of the Caribbean Netherlands, Saba Bank has some of the richest diversity of marine life in the Caribbean Sea.
Patagonia is a distinct geographical region at the base of South America, spanning the lower sections of Argentina and Chile. Patagonia is known for its arid plains, breathtaking mountain vistas, lakes, glaciers and bountiful, diverse wildlife.
Los Lagos Region is one of Chile's 16 administrative regions and comprises four provinces: Chiloé, Llanquihue, Osorno and Palena. The region, located in Zona Sur, is known for its many lakes, Andean mountains, volcanoes and wild forest environments.
Stretching across Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, the Pantanal is a natural region encompassing the world's largest tropical wetland area. Although not as well known as the Amazon Rainforest to its north, this gigantic seasonal floodplain is also home to a staggering variety of plants and wildlife.
The Sierras Pampeanas (also called Central Sierras) is a geographical region and chain of mountains that rise sharply from the surrounding Pampas region of northwestern Argentina. They run parallel to the Andes, cross into seven Argentine provinces, and may be cataloged into sub-regions.
The Uruguayan savanna is a subtropical grassland and savanna ecoregion that extends from the extreme southern part of the Rio Grande do Sul, a Brazilian state, to include the entire country of Uruguay and a small section of the Argentinean province of Entre Ríos.
The Argentine Espinal ecoregion is a thorny deciduous shrubland forest, located in central Argentina, extending from central Santa Fe through the province of Córdoba to the north of San Luis. It has been extensively modified by large scale cattle ranching.