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Address: La Libertad, El Salvador
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San Salvador Layover Tour: Mayan Route Including Joya de Cerén
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Complementary to Joya de Cerén

If you only visit San Andrés ruins, don't go. But as part of a day trip to visit Joya de Cerén , then is a goof option. Not spectacular and very feew buildings are aible to see... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you only visit San Andrés ruins, don't go. But as part of a day trip to visit Joya de Cerén , then is a goof option. Not spectacular and very feew buildings are aible to see, but is part of the history and i do not regret to have visited it.

Thank Thecatalanboss
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I had visited the Joya de ceren prior, definitely recommend seeing both. They're fairly close by and compliment each other well. This is a beautiful are to visit with great information about mesoamerican history. I went during a school field trip day. A little noisy with the kids but it's great that they are learning about their history and culture.... More 

Thank Jaime H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We went to Joya de Ceren earlier that day (and had been to Casa Blanca and Tazumal the day before), so we were well prepared for this visit, but according to us it´s the least interesting of the four sites. The obraje de añil was closed off because of some construction work it said (no action to observe), the campana... More 

Thank onzils
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Visited this site as part of an Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) tour package. Fortunately we had a bilingual guide to explain everything to us. If you don't already have a good knowledge of the Mayans and/or have a knowledgeable guide you might miss a lot here. The pyramids are still mainly underground (i.e. to preserve them), so a thorough explanation... More 

Thank travel1948
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This was a very nice and quite place to visit. There was not crowd when we went. It has a really nice outdoors setting. Loved the fact one can walk around around ancient Maya ceremonial and administrative buildings.

Thank D Z
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This site is not far from Joya de Ceren, so by all means plan to visit both places even if your time is short. This is a ceremonial center; it was used off and on over centuries,at times temporarily abandoned due to major volcanic activity. The people who lived in Joya de Ceren were part of this ceremonial community. It's... More 

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I agree that this place is not as big or impressive as Tazumal but this is 30-40 minutes away from the city while Tezumal is a good 2 hours 15 minutes away from the city (taking as point of reference the Intercontinental Hotel in San Salvador). If you want to see Mayan ruins and don't have the time to get... More 

Thank Marucha J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

San Andres like all of the tourist stops we hit in El Salvador was very quiet. It was nice to have the ruins to ourselves. This is a small park that can take less than 30min to see but is a nice place to sit for moment and enjoy. At $3.00 for tourists it's well worth the trip and only... More 

Thank Watercooled
Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Not quite as good as Tazumal but certainly worth visiting. The site at San Andres has, as usual, a small museum and some pyramids covered in grass. Certainly worth a visit

Thank GeoMmm
Arlington, VA, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Much like the Archeological Park in Tazumal, the Archeological Park in San Andres is a great place to visit to experience some Mayan culture, and while it is not restored to the level of many other ruins in South & Central America, it's absolutely worth seeing. Entrance fee is $1 for Salvadorans and citizens of other Central American countries, and... More 

Thank Francisco M

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