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Where Is The Caribbean?The Caribbean region consists of the Caribbean Sea and its many islands, as well as adjoining continental beach areas. The Caribbean is bounded on the north by the islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico, on the east by the Leeward Islands and Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, on the south by South America, and on the west by Central America. To the northwest lies the Gulf of Mexico. The major islands of the Caribbean Sea include the Greater Antilles in the north and the Lesser Antilles in the east. The Bahamas, although not strictly in the Caribbean Sea region, lie just to the north of the Greater Antilles.
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Caribbean Travel Information
The Caribbean features a wide selection of cruise destinations and resorts for winter vacationers. Popular Caribbean vacation spots include Jamaica, Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Saint Lucia, the Yucatan Peninsula, and the Virgin Islands. Each island has its own identity and culture, so do a little research about the region when planning a journey to one of these beautiful tropical isles! To get started on your vacation planning, visit this Caribbean islands guide, where you can find maps, photographs, and travel information about many of the popular Caribbean island groups and individual islands.
Major Caribbean airports served by international airlines include the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Cyril E. King Airport on Saint Thomas, Cancun International Airport in Cancun, Mexico, and Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, Bahamas. The Luis Munoz Marin airport in Puerto Rico is a major airline hub for the Caribbean region, and is served by several international and regional carriers.
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