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Landfall Park

San Salvador
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Ranked #6 of 15 attractions in San Salvador
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The highlight of this park is the large white cross that marks the place where Columbus first set foot on the island.
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Gainesville, Florida, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We stopped here for a picnic lunch on a few occasions during our stay and it is always a lovely experience. The beach here is gorgeous and there are picnic tables and plenty of shade trees. There is even an Olympic torch stop from the Mexico games which makes for a cool (and confusing) photo op.

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Starkville, Mississippi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

What a great beach! It's so cool to see the history of the area and take in the beautiful scenery. A great beach for swimming, as the water is much calmer than many places on the island. It's also near the main town. A great place to relax and spend an afternoon. There is a small shaded space if you... More

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Tuscumbia, Alabama
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139 reviews 139 reviews
51 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

San Salvador is reputedly where Columbus first made landfall in the Americas. There are three different monuments around the island commerating his first steps onto the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Nice beach and super snorkling location. The park is very scenic ND A GOOD PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

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Roatan, Honduras
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

It is a suqare place, by the sea, where Admiral Morrison, the great scholar of Columbus, decided to erect a monument. It is a white cross, which has been unfortunatly obscured by a quiork cross offered by Bacardi for the 1992 celebrations of the Duiscovery of the new World. Locals have changed that into a place for cook outs and... More

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