Cacaopera is part of the Tentative list of El Salvador in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Cacaopera is a traditional community of an ethnic group said to have come from Nicaragua in the 5th-7th centuries. Although they have lost their distinctive language, traditions such as the Dance of the Feathered remain til today. The area has numerous archaeological sites, including rock shelters with petroglyphs, pictographs and stone tools. The archaeological site of Xualaka is considered to have been the dominant and main site; while Yarrawalaje, Siriwal, and Unamá Cave were ceremonial centers.
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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
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1992 Added to Tentative List
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