Unlike many other site El Mirador
Archaeological Site is
largely covered by jungle and it is still awaits discovery.
There are no roads that take you here other than a simple hiking
trail that starts at Carmelita. It is advisable to take guides
with you so you don't get lost on the way to the site. It will
take two to three days to get here by foot. Rain, heat and mud
is not the worst thing in the jungle. Take plenty of mosquito
repellants and antihistamines. Termites, ants, plants and other
living creatures can sting pretty bad causing allergic reactions
even in those who never had them before. Although you can take
another route and simply take a helicopter.
El Mirador Archaeological Site was an important trading center in the
early years of Mayn civilization. It flourished from 300 BC to
150 AD in the Pre- Classic Period. The population of El Mirador
swelled to 80,000 residents. They helped construct many grand
pyramids, religious complexes and other structures on the area
of 2 km2. The
largest pyramid of La Danta temple reaches a height of 70 metres
(230 feet). Another religious temple of El Tigre reaches a
height of 55 meters (180 feet).