Central America

Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

The coastal area of Belize is an outstanding natural system consisting of the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere, offshore atolls, several hundred sand cays, mangrove forests, coastal lagoons and estuaries. The system’s seven sites illustrate the evolutionary history of reef development and are a significant habitat for threatened species including marine turtles, manatees and the American marine crocodile.

Topoxté, Guatemala The Editor Thu, 07/13/2017 - 19:11
Topoxté is a pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site in the Petén Basin in northern Guatemala. As the capital of the Kowoj Maya, it was the largest of the few Postclassic Mesoamerican sites in the area. The ruins fall within the borders of the Cultural Triangle Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo National Park.
Naranjo, Guatemala The Editor Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:19
Naranjo is a Pre-Columbian Maya city which lies along the Mopan and Holmul rivers in the Petén Basin region of Guatemala and is about 50 km (31 mi) east of the site of Tikal. The archaeological site is part of the Cultural Triangle Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo National Park.
Nakum, Guatemala The Editor Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:15
Nakum is a Mesoamerican archaelogical site located in the Petén Basin region of Guatemala. It is one of the sites that form the Cultural Triangle Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo National Park and features an abundance of restored architecture.
Yaxhá, Guatemala The Editor Tue, 06/20/2017 - 02:23
Yaxhá is a Mesoamerican archaeological site in the northeast of the Petén Basin region in northern Guatemala. Yaxhá is situated on the north sore of Lake Yaxhá. A former ceremonial center and city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, Yaxhá was the third largest city in the region and experienced its maximum power during the Early Classic period (c. AD 250–600).
Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica The Editor Tue, 06/20/2017 - 01:24
Tortuguero National Park covers an area of 31,174 ha (77,000 acres) in the Limón Province of northern Costa Rica. Set in a natural wetland of the Caribbean coast with over 20 miles of coastline, it forms a corridor with another protected area, the Indio Maíz Biological Reserve of Nicaragua and is a key Ramsar site.