The Caribbean on the map
Located southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland to the northern coast of South America, bounded on the west by Mexico and Central American states and facing out to the Atlantic on the east, the Caribbean Islands is a massive archipelago situated in the Caribbean Sea.
The Caribbean islands are made of 25 independent countries and other territories. Not all Caribbean islands are the same, some offer more cosmopolitan environment, while others are more affordable. Thousands of islands with breath-taking scenery await exploration; some islands are blessed with dramatic scenery and fine volcanic sand, while the others are famous for their white-sand beaches and crystal-clear, turquoise waters.