World Heritage Sites in Central/North America

Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California World Heritage Site (Mexico)

The Gulf of California in northwestern Mexico was once famously dubbed the "Aquarium of the World." The striking natural beauty of the Sea of Cortez, formed by rugged islands with high cliffs and sandy beaches, contrast with the brilliant reflection from the desert and the surrounding turquoise waters.
Maya Site of Copán (Honduras) Editor Fri, 11/09/2018 - 15:22
Discovered in 1570, the ruins of Copán in western Honduras is one of the most important sites of the Mayan civilization. Not excavated until the 19th century, the ruined citadel and imposing public squares reveal the three main stages of development before the city was abandoned in the early 10th century.

Pre-Columbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís World Heritage Site (Costa Rica)

Pre-Columbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís, located in southern Costa Rica, illustrate the physical evidence of pre-Columbian hierarchical societies. The exceptional stone spheres continue to leave researchers speculating about the method and tools of their production.