Sights to see…
Indigenous peoples from times past left behind royal tombs, sacrificial stone altars and gigantic stone idols on this enormous island, offering and clues into their little known history.
Based in the independent written accounts kept by mid-nineteenth century travelers, Carl Bovaluis of Sweden and Ephraim George Squier of the United States, this island was the site of pilgrimages where the ancient Chorotegas built altars, carved religious images and offered sacrifices. Isla Zapatera, about an hour away by boat, is now and protected national park.
The statues have been removed for conservation in museums, for example in the Convent San Francisco in Granada (see City Tour Granada). Other fascinating structures, many still hidden in lush vegetation, remain and can be viewed by visiting this open-air archeological treasure.
Leaves daily 6:30am.
Minimum 4 people
4 people U$60.00 each
4 o more people U$55.00 each