Sinewy arms reaching towards the skies of the Western highlands of El Salvador, the peaks of the Lamatepec Mountain Range that begin in the Aleutian Islands and end in the southernmost tip of Tierra del Fuego , cradle the Valley of Apaneca which in the "Nahuat " language of the Pipil Indians means, "Rivers of Wind". In unison, the green valley, tropical skies and 2600 years of Mesoamerican History produced a fusion of cultures which represents to this day the reality and pride of the people of El Salvador.
Slumbering a millenary dream the three giant stone monuments of Santa Leticia Site have observed the setting of the sun in their Westward watch and have reserved to this day the secrets of their origin, but have bequeathed in their silent language the transmission of great power through Salvadoran people of the present.
What were these great stone sculptures doing up in these highlands?May I venture to the reader, the dextrous hands that formed these huge boulders into carved sculptures were a reflection of deep religious and philosophical convictions. Making Santa Leticia Site a religious center for philosophical, and legislative contemplation's of these people, our ancestors.
Santa Leticia Site was a magical meeting point of the great minds of the time where the social interaction of Mesoamerica was projected for its execution by all of its subordinates. Santa Leticia Site unlike other archaeological sites in Mesoamerica was not a mere commercial or habitat area but was always a special place of magic, and power that fathomed the mysteries of life and death
Below you can see Santa Leticia's location in Western El Salvador in relation to other archaeological sites in Central America.You can also refer to "LAND OF THE MAYAS TRAVELER'S MAP" in the National Geographic Magazine, page 424a, Vol 176 #4 1989.