World Heritage Sites in Central/North America

Protective Town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco, World Heritage Site (Mexico)

San Miguel de Allende acted as a melting pot where Spaniards, Creoles and Amerindians exchanged cultural influences while the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco constitutes an exceptional example of the exchange between European and Latin American cultures.

Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park, World Heritage Site (Costa Rica, Panama)

The location of this unique transboundary site in Central America, where Quaternary glaciers have left their mark, has allowed the fauna and flora of North and South America to interbreed. Four different Indian tribes inhabit this area, which benefit from close cooperation between Costa Rica and Panama.

Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley: Originary Habitat of Mesoamerica, World Heritage Site (Mexico)

The Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley is a semi-arid zone with the richest biodiversity in North America, hosting the densest forests of columnar cacti in the world. Archaeological evidence demonstrates the early domestication of crops and an exceptional water management system of canals, wells, aqueducts and dams.