The Pacific Lowlands Travel Guide

The Pacific Lowlands Sights

Finca El Baúl

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 01/19/2017

Fodor's Review

In the midst of working fields of sugarcane north of town, Finca El Baúl clumps together a collection of stelae from the Preclassic to Late Classic periods (AD 250–900). The site shows influences of the indigenous Pipil people, who spoke the Nahuatl language of central Mexico, as well as the Maya. Though billed as an outdoor museum, you'll find little explanation of what you're seeing at El Baúl. Most visitors come here, rather, to observe the occasional Mayan rituals that still take place on the site. There's no fixed schedule, but if you do stumble upon an observance, be unobtrusive. A few visitors wandering aimlessly through the fields have been robbed. We recommend a taxi to get here and back. Most drivers know the place and are happy to serve as your guide and protector.

Sight Information


4 km 2½ miles north of Santa Lucía Contzumalguapa, , 05002, Guatemala



Sight Details:

  • Q10

Published 01/19/2017


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