The island is located in the Caribbean Sea, 480 kilometers to the North-East of the Colombian coast, and is the capital of this archipelago. It has been classified by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve, and served as a point of reference for pirates and corsairs. The coral formations and ring of reefs give the surrounding sea a multi-colored effect. The Caribbean Sea is suitable for scuba diving and water sports. It is comprised by a mountain range covered by coconut trees, on average 86 meters above sea level. Some of the most iconic places of interest include: North End, Casa Museum, the Loma, Coton Cay, the Cliff or Peñón, Cocoplum Bay, the natural pool, the Blow-Hole and Charquitos.