"On the northern edge of Cozumel, there is a Mayan resort called Passion Island that's accessible only by boat. We enjoyed an incredible day of swimming, walking, and eating the best guacamole I've ever had. I kept watching these cormorants and the native fishermen in the background. I think I know who the better 'fishermen' are."
"Colorful Hobie Cats stand tall on the sand and await their time to sail at Rendezvous Bay on the Caribbean island of Anguilla."
"The Caribbean island of St. Lucia is full of natural beauty! The Pitons make this landscape magnificent."
"Most of the beaches on Vieques, a small Puerto Rican island, are called by the color code the U.S. Navy once used for its landing exercises. Punta Arenas Beach, or Green Beach, is one of the most beautiful and tranquil places on the island."
"This is a photo of Castillo de San Cristobal, a historic Spanish fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was completed in 1783 and covers about 27 acres."
"On the north side of Isla Colón, Panama, there is a nearly empty white-sand beach with beautiful wildlife. We saw stingrays, jellyfish, and many colorful starfish."
"St. Thomas was full of quaint side paths just off the main streets. Quaint, quiet, and peaceful, these less crowded areas offered some beautiful picture opportunities."
"A colorful view of the Caribbean, as we look down on Marigot Bay on St. Martin from Fort Louis, on the French side of the island."
"A lone tree rises in silhouette against cotton-candy sunset clouds in Belize City. Panned by many guidebooks, the capital nevertheless offers a funky Caribbean vibe and decent seafood, along with a bustling port that is a travel hub for the entire region."
"Having never left the borders of the U.S. and needing a big change, I decided to go backpacking through the Yucatán Peninsula. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. The adventure began on Isla Mujeres, only two buses and one ferry ride away from the tourist trap of Cancún (which you can see on the horizon)."
"A secluded beach in Costa Maya, Mexico—typical of many beaches in the Caribbean, with its swaying palm trees and white sand."