San Andres, Santa Tecla

#8 of 15 in Things to do in La Libertad Department
Walk among the ancient ceremonial structures of San Andres, a site constructed over 2,000 years ago. Not far from the city and close to other ceremonial sites, this is a good place to stop and take in some history. Hire one of the professional and knowledgable guides to get a true sense and understanding of the history and culture of the remains you observe. Bring sunscreen and find refreshments on site. Plan your San Andres visit and explore what else you can see and do in Santa Tecla using our Santa Tecla trip planner .
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  • Stopped here after visiting Joya de Cerén (it's very close). $3 for foreigners and entrance includes the very good museum/interpretive center and access to the site. Museum panels in Spanish and Engli...  more »
  • Stunning archaeological ruins. A wonder to be there and see all the places preserved, the Tazumal is a Salvadoran icon.
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  • San Andrés is not a huge Mayan complex but it is very much worth visiting it. For starts, the museum is outstanding. The site itself has both excavated and yet to be excavated structures and it is ver...  more »
  • It's a beautiful place ,but there wasn't much information about the place, we spend lots of time waiting for a Guide but the guy didn't Show up! It's still a good place to visit, bring bug spray , a lot of mosquitos there.
  • Such a cool location. Very old. Loved it.
  • Wonderful experiencia, close to major cities, well preserved
  • Obviously there is lots of history here, but if you keep your wits about you it is possible to see many other things including El Salvador's national bird flying around.
  • If one is nearby - and interested in archeology - then, as the saying goes, "why not?" It's certainly not Tikal...or Chichén Itza...or any other marginally significant site in and around Central America. But for 15-20 minutes...why not? (This said, note that foreigners should be prepared to pay 300% of the local price to get in -- worth it? long as one appreciates archeology...really appreciates archeology!)
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