Guanaja | The green island
Guanaja | The green island
Looking for the secrets that Guanaja hides
Guanaja is not a common island, its territory shelters a lot of surprises for those who visit it, waterfalls, trekking, beautiful beaches and an archaeological place located at Plan Grande with mounds and structures of the pre columbine era. We walked through Plan Grande searching for a big stone with carved petroglyphs and while we were strolling we discovered how beautiful the community is.
We stopped at a house where they sale ice cream in a small bag with peanut and milk and they call them topos and at another house they gave us a little taste star fruit or apricot, they grow with a sweet and delicious flavor because of the area. The street in which we were walking at Guanaja was the landing track many years ago, before moving it to the cay, Bonacca Cay.
Finally, we arrived at a house where you can find a stone that has some interesting carvings, the owner interprets it as a map of the island with every important spot. There’s plan to analyze the stone and its age.
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History of a civilization in Gunaja
We finally arrived to the caves in Marble Hill, a archaeological place that has a strong prehispanic activity, an area where they broke vessels and other artefacts as a ceremony offer.
There is a small staircase and around 25 caves that interconnect among them, and its structure goes all the way to the sea. We manage to enter one of the biggest caves where exists an ancestral belief that connects the superior person, the sky, the earth and the sea and the underworld are the caves and the sea.
The west cave has that name because a north American stayed stocked in the cave because he had a big complexion and they had to use a great amount of oil to slide him through the rocks, the rest of the caves don’t have a name.
We also manage to see a very rare species of insect, in one of the biggest caves of the area, and one where just a single person can come down by grabbing bejucos that takes you inside, the insect had body of spider and face of a bat.
All the archaeological site extends through a zone call Plan Grande in the island of Guanaja, and we just manage to discover a Little part of Marble Hill, named that way for the stones that are in the whole area.
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