About IPAL

We are a network of organizations and professionals working in correlation to strengthen and support the professionalisation of Heritage Interpretation in Latin America and the Caribbean.


At IPAL we believe that the Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Heritage  enriches our lives by promoting experiences that help transmit knowledge, emotions and that establish a connection between visitors and their environment.


As a profession focused on communication processes, Interpretation reveals the meaning and value of heritage and, above all, encourages actions to benefit the enormous reservoir of natural and cultural resources that collectively represent our wealth.

IPAL aims to promote that the Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Heritage is a profession that requires research, standards and organizational representation.


"Contribute to the professional development of heritage interpretation in Latin America and the Caribbean".

IPAL sets goals aimed at inducing the development of collaborative strategies and fostering organizational structures where efforts are coordinated for the progress of the Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Our approach is to support and train interpreters by providing them with the necessary tools to strengthen and promote recognition of their important work.


Maintain the highest standards in the performance of our services as Interpreters, based on diligence, responsibility, humility, respect, honesty and inclusion.  

Encourage growth and continuous learning for all, respecting the diversity of cultures, traditions and opinions, maintaining the unity and neutrality that characterizes Heritage Interpreters.


Provide support tools to promote best practices in the work of "Planning and Designing Programs for Personal and Non-Personal Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Heritage".


More than 40 years of experience of a multidisciplinary team of professionals in the field of heritage interpretation, encompassing nature, culture, art, history, science and technology.  


Our work reflects a synergy between tradition and innovation, using technology while adhering to the original pillars and principles of heritage interpretation.

Thanks to the wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, the IPAL leadership can be shaped as it continues to develop and bring together more colleagues in the field of Interpretation.

Build to strengthen

Motto IPAL 2022


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