The Caribbean stretches south of Florida to South America, including Cuba and Central America, and is a top tourist destination.
  • Bahamas and Bermuda
  • Central America
  • Greater Antilles
  • Lesser Antilles


Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the nation's capital and largest city. It lies on the southern coast along the Caribbean Sea and is the country's political, economic, and cultural center.

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Nicaragua, or Republic of Nicaragua, a country in Central America. It lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea and is bordered by Honduras and Costa Rica.

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