As such it is of high interest both for scientists and for conservation.
The remnants of the plantations display the techniques used in the difficult terrain, as well as the economic and social significance of the plantation system in Cuba and the Caribbean.
Xochicalco is a well-preserved example of a fortified settlement from the epiclassical period (650–900), the time at which earlier powers such as Teotihuacan ceased to exist and cultural re-grouping took place.
Stretching from the Pacific across the Cordillera de Guanacaste to the Atlantic, the site contains a range of habitats, including some of the most pristine wetland forests worldwide and the best dry forest habitats in Central America; that provide space for several threatened plant and animal species such as the saltwater crocodile, leatherback sea turtle, jaguar, jabiru, mahogany or guayacán.
The site comprises some of the last remaining Atlantic Forests and shows a very high diversity with many rare and endemic species.
This is a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Americas (North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean).
Its principal monuments have been preserved largely as ruins and are an excellent example of Spanish colonial architecture.
During the 19th and early 20th centuries, eastern Cuba was primarily involved with coffea cultivation.
It reflects more than 2,000 years of commercial use of the agave plant.
Founded in the early 16th century, Antigua was the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala and its cultural, economic, religious, political and educational centre until a devastating earthquake in 1773.
Mexico leads the Americas hosting 34 sites, and is ranked seventh in the world.The site consists of a living, working landscape of blue agave fields and distilleries in Tequila, El Arenal and Amatitán where tequila is produced.