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February 26, 2020 by VacStay Vacation Rentals

North America Travel Guide

North America is the third largest continent, with a surface area of 24,221,490 km2 (9,351,969 sq mi), in the northern hemisphere, between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean and to the north of South America. North America’s highest point is Alaska’s Denali, which rises to 6,194 m (20,322 ft) above sea level.

Regions

North America consists of three large nations and one large island territory that covers most of its area. They are Canada, the United States of America (U.S.), Mexico and Greenland. There are also seven smaller nations at its southern extreme (collectively known as Central America), around two dozen island nations and territories of various sizes in the Caribbean, and one isolated French territory off the Canadian Atlantic coast. Although the Central American and the Caribbean regions are part of the North American continent, they are commonly listed separately from their larger neighbors to the north and hence the distinctive region names for cultural and geographical reasons.

Canada
The Great White North certainly has vast expanses of unspoiled wilderness, but it also features some of the world’s most modern, cosmopolitan cities.
Caribbean (Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Lesser Antilles etc)
White sandy beaches, crystal-clear water, and laid-back island culture make the Caribbean one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama)
The seven nations of this isthmus connecting North and South America blend elements of both American continents; you’ll find bustling cities, ancient jungle ruins, and a Spanish-tinged culture.
Greenland
A self-governing country that is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, Greenland is a vast island of stark landscapes and midnight sun. In summer, the land comes alive when flowers burst out of the tundra.
Mexico
Mexico is a big tourist attraction for sun-seekers, naturalists, ecotourists and historians; the former flock to Mexico’s tropical beaches, while the latter will find everything from Mayan ruins to Spanish colonial history.
United States of America
One of the largest, most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations on Earth includes some of the world’s most famous cities, natural parks of unspeakable beauty, and virtually everything in between.

Non-Caribbean territories

Bermuda — overseas territory of the United Kingdom
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon — overseas department of France

North America stretches across all climate zones. Much of Greenland, Alaska and northern Canada are in the Arctic, with cold or cool weather all year round, and few inhabitants. Most of Canada’s land area is boreal, with short summers and long winter; most Canadians live in the temperate zone, which makes up southern Canada and most of the United States. Here you can find cosmopolitan and interesting world cities and relatively easily accessible national parks for friends of nature and wildlife.

The southern and southwestern United States, as well as northern Mexico, is in the sub-tropical zone. Southern Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean are tropical, with warm weather year round.


North America Vacation Rentals

Countries in North America to visit Places to Stay Capital Places to Stay
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Vacation Rentals

St. John’s St. John’s Vacation Rentals
Bahamas Bahamas Vacation Rentals

Nassau Nassau Vacation Rentals
Barbados Barbados Vacation Rentals

Bridgetown Bridgetown Vacation Rentals
Belize Belize Vacation Rentals

Belmopan Belmopan Vacation Rentals
Canada Canada Vacation Rentals

Ottawa Ottawa Vacation Rentals
Costa Rica Costa Rica Vacation Rentals

San Jose San Jose Vacation Rentals
Cuba Cuba Vacation Rentals

Havana Havana Vacation Rentals
Dominica Dominica Vacation Rentals

Roseau Roseau Vacation Rentals
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Vacation Rentals

Santo Domingo Santo Domingo Vacation Rentals
El Salvador El Salvador Vacation Rentals

San Salvador San Salvador Vacation Rentals
Grenada Grenada Vacation Rentals

St. George’s St. George’s Vacation Rentals
Guatemala Guatemala Vacation Rentals

Guatemala City Guatemala City Vacation Rentals
Haiti Haiti Vacation Rentals

Port-au-Prince Port-au-Prince Vacation Rentals
Honduras Honduras Vacation Rentals

Tegucigalpa Tegucigalpa Vacation Rentals
Jamaica Jamaica Vacation Rentals

Kingston Kingston Vacation Rentals
Mexico Mexico Vacation Rentals

Mexico City Mexico City Vacation Rentals
Nicaragua Nicaragua Vacation Rentals

Managua Managua Vacation Rentals
Panama Panama Vacation Rentals

Panama City Panama City Vacation Rentals
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis Vacation Rentals

Basseterre Basseterre Vacation Rentals
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia Vacation Rentals

Castries Castries Vacation Rentals
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Vacation Rentals

Kingstown Kingstown Vacation Rentals
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Vacation Rentals

Port of Spain Port of Spain Vacation Rentals
United States United States Vacation Rentals

Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Vacation Rentals

Via: Wikivoyage