El Mirador is the Cradle of Maya civilization and contains some of the largest pyramids on planet Earth. The ancient Maya built the largest pyramid in the world- by volume- at El Mirador, named La Danta. El Mirador is one of Guatemala's most fascinating cultural and natural preserves and it is part of the Maya Biosphere Reserve.
El Mirador National Park is 1400 km² or 540 mi² of lush jungle surrounding the ancient ceremonial center. The excavation and restoration of this Middle Pre Classic site and the sites that dot the Mirador Basin continue to this day. However, much of it still remains to be unearthed... Read more