San Jacinto’s cemetery is typical of the others we have visited in Central and South America . Above ground mausoleum type structures, quite a few tiled or painted bright colors.
One big difference is the glass panels covering the name. This was not common in Panama. Many of the graves have photos of the deceased as well as artificial flowers inserted behind this glass cover.
I did not expect to see the tall weeds and unkempt graves this close to Mother’s Day. But by next weekend most of this cemetery should be cleaned to a high shine, no weeds or tall grass to be seen and tons of artificial flowers in a rainbow of colors. Most typically the cemetery is cleaned for Day of the Dead but I have seen special attention paid at Mother’s Day as well. But then again my experience is Panama and this is Ecuador. So we’ll have to wait and see.
There is also a spectacular cemetery in Guayaquil that is its own little city but that’s another trip and another post.