Archaeological Sites in Central America

Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quiriguá: A Mayan Marvel Preserved in Stone

Nestled in the lush landscapes of the Department of Izabal in southeastern Guatemala, the Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quiriguá stand as a testament to the grandeur of Mayan civilization. Located along the lower Motagua River, this World Heritage site is a captivating archaeological treasure trove that unfolds the mysteries of an ancient city.

Joya de Cerén: The Pompeii of the Americas

In El Salvador's La Libertad Department lies the Joya de Cerén site, often called the "Pompeii of the Americas." This World Heritage Site contains the remarkably preserved remains of a pre-Hispanic farming village suddenly buried beneath volcanic ash in the seventh century AD. Joya de Cerén offers a glimpse into the ancient Mesoamerican people's daily lives, customs, and traditions, providing a window into a vanished world.

The Enigmatic Ruins of Guayabo de Turrialba: Echoes of a Lost Civilization

Guayabo de Turrialba, nestled amidst the lush wilderness of the Turrialba Volcano, is a testament to Costa Rica's rich pre-Columbian history, nestled amidst the lush wilderness of the Turrialba Volcano. As the largest pre-Columbian city discovered in Costa Rica, the Guayabo National Monument offers a glimpse into the lives of the people who once thrived in this ancient urban center.