Central America

Citadelle Laferrière – A symbol of Haitian independence in Milot

The largest fortress in the Americas, situated on the Bonnet à l’Evêque mountaintop in Nord, Haiti. Its construction was commissioned in 1805, by the Haitian revolutionary and

Bolas de piedra – The stone spheres of the Diquís in Palmar Sur

They are the best known stone sculptures of the Isthmo-Colombian area. The spheres are an assortment of over three hundred petrospheres found in Costa Rica, located on

Great Blue Hole – The world’s biggest ocean sinkhole in Belize

Analysis of stalactites found in the Great Blue Hole shows that formation took place thousands years ago. As the ocean began to rise again, the cave was

Khian Sea – The unwanted garbage of the cargo ship in Gonaives

On September 5, 1986, it left Philadelphia, carrying 14,855 tons of tons of ash. The city, desperately short of landfill space, had earlier tried to get rid

Monumento De la Reconcilacion – The political and artistic point in San Salvador

On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Peace Accords in El Salvador which ended the country’s civil war, the government unveiled a monument to

Ancient footprints of Acahualinca – The human and animal footprints in Managua

The tracks are fossil Late Holocene human footprints left behind in volcanic ash and mud, which solidified about 2, 200 years ago, shortly after the group of

Iglesia de San Andrés Xecul – The brightly-painted Catholic church in San Andrés Xecul

The founding date of the church seems to be unknown, but a cross on the façade bears the dates 1900-01. Despite its Catholic overlay, the village is

The Christ at El Picacho – The massive Christ in Tegucigalpa

Gatun Locks – The Atlantic entrance of the Panama Canal in Gatun

The construction of the locks began with the first concrete laid at Gatun, on August 24, 1909, by the Philadelphia-based company Day & Zimmermann. The Gatun locks

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