Quito, Ecuador's capital, sits high in the Andean foothills. Constructed on the foundations of an ancient Incan city, it's known for its well-preserved colonial center, rich with 16th- and 17th-century churches and other structures blending European, Moorish and indigenous styles.
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Tapantí-Macizo de la Muerte National Park protects the lush northern slopes of the Cordillera de Talamanca in central Costa Rica and its diverse ecosystems and life zones. The highest point of the Pan-American Highway occurs at the Cerro de la Muerte.
Spanning the borders of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, the Trifinio Fraternidad Biosphere Reserve stands as a testament to transnational cooperation and environmental conservation. Established as Central America's first transboundary biosphere reserve, it plays a pivotal role in implementing the Mesoamerican Corridor.
The Mbaracayú Forest Natural Reserve and the Bosque Mbaracayú Biosphere Reserve protect a hotspot of biodiversity in the Mata Atlántica biologic corridor. It is a tropical humid forest ecosystem, which includes low and medium-altitude Atlantic semi-deciduous forests and savannas.
Nestled on Antigua's scenic southern coast, English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard embody a historic maritime enclave. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, blending natural beauty with architectural marvels, is a testament to Antigua's strategic significance and the British Empire's naval prowess.
The Churches of Chiloé are found in the Chiloé Archipelago, off the coast of Chile's Los Lagos Region. This unique ensemble of about 70 churches was built within a "Circular Mission" framework introduced by the Jesuits in the 17th century and continued by the Franciscans in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Cradled in southeastern Peru within the Urubamba Valley of the Andes, the city of Cusco is a captivating testament to the intersection of history and modernity. As the capital of the Cusco Region and the Cusco Province, this city offers a unique journey through time and culture.
Nestled near the Colombian town of San Agustín, the San Agustín Archaeological Park is home to the largest assemblage of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures in South America, nestled within a wild and spectacular landscape of the Colombian Andes.
Nestled in Nicaragua, the Río San Juan Biosphere Reserve encompasses a vast expanse across seven protected areas and adjacent territories. This expansive reserve is a treasure trove of diverse ecosystems, serving as a vital sanctuary for rare and endangered species within the Mesoamerican tropics.
Founded in 1540 along Colombia's River Magdalena, Mompox played a crucial role in Spanish colonization. Its historic center, meticulously preserved, reflects the town's significance and maintains the harmonious unity of its urban landscape.