Museo Chorro de Maita

Museum in Guardalavaca

This archaeological-site-based museum protects the remains of an excavated Indian village and cemetery, including the well-preserved remains of 62 human skeletons and the bones of a barkless dog. The village dates from the early 16th century and is one of nearly 100 archaeological sites in the area. New evidence suggests indigenous peoples were living here many decades after Columbus' arrival.

Across from the museum is a reconstructed Aldea Taína that features life-sized models of native dwellings in a replicated indigenous village. Native dance rituals are staged here and there's also a restaurant.