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AGUA BLANCA MUSEUM AND VILLAGE
PARQUE NACIONAL MACHALILLA
Agua Blanca is a small settlement that holds the remains of
one of the most ancient civilizations in South America, the
Manteño culture of the pre-Columbian period.
The ancient Agua Blanca Community was among the few
communities that resisted colonization for the longest
time. Therefore, many traditions and archeological findings
are preserved. A set of temples, cottages, and plazas typical
of the Manteño culture, as well as archeological pieces and
skulls, can be found on this site dating from 1500 BC.
Get ready to swim in a natural sulfur lagoon whose
minerals and mud treatments are said to have medicinal
and wellness attributes. Howler monkeys, butterflies,
hummingbirds and local flora such as ceibo trees can also be
seen here during the trail walks through the forest. Agua
Blanca is a mix of natural wonder, culture and archeology.
Trekking, Archeological Site, Swimming, Bird Watching