Welcome to El Mirador


El Mirador was so-named by local chicleros (chicle harvesters) for the excellent views provided by some of the pyramids. La Danta (the Tapir) looms 70m above the forest floor. El Tigre is 55m high with a base covering 18,000 sq meters. At its height, the city spread over 16 sq km and supported tens of thousands of citizens. It was certainly one of the greatest Maya cities of the Preclassic era.


Top experiences in El Mirador

Travel guides

Starting at $32.49

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El Mirador activities

$40 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cancun City Tour around downtown and turistic hightlights

After a morning hotel pickup, your informative guide takes you to El Meco, a Maya archaeological site located just outside of Cancun that visitors often miss. During a 45-minute tour, learn about its history and enjoy free time to appreciate the ruins on your own. Back in your air-conditioned vehicle, continue to ‘Celso’ at Market 28, where you’ll enjoy an authentic marketplace experience. Interact with local vendors offering handcrafted artifacts at flea-market-type shops, pick up real silver from Taxco at the best prices! Your guide then shows you Cancun’s landmarks, including those in the downtown district and hotel zone. Travel along Boulevard Kukulcan for views of Cancun hotels, clubs and marinas. In Plaza Kukulkan, enter the Tequila Museum, which houses 700 types of Mexican tequilas. Learn about the various brands and enjoy a tasting here. Score duty-free prices on brand names at designer stores. Cap off the day with jaw-dropping views of the Cancun bay and coastline at El Mirador in Playa Delfines (this stop is subject to weather conditions). Take a commemorative shot next to the famous and colorful Cancun sign that has become a must for visitors. You’ll be transported back to your hotel in the late afternoon, with unique purchases and memorable photos in hand.

$500 Outdoor Activities

Mirador Quest Trek

• Day 1 –Flores – Carmelita – El Tintal   Transfer from Flores to Carmelita Community  Breakfast / Lunch in Carmelita Community  Hike from Carmelita to El Tintal archeological site  (12 mi / 18 km)  Quick snack on the way  Sunset from Henequen Pyramid  Overnight at Tintal camping site • Day 2 – El Mirador   Breakfast at El Tintal campsite  Hike from Tintal to El Mirador Archaeological Site (15 mi / 24 km)  Rest stops every  2/ 3 mi – 4/5 km  Quick visit to La Muerta Archaeological Site  Afternoon at El Mirador Archaeological Site camp site  Sunset from El Tigre Pyramid  Dinner at campsite  Overnight at El Mirador campsite • Day 3 – El Mirador   Breakfast at El Mirador campsite  Visit to El Mirador Archaeological Site  (Jaguar’s Paw, Swimmers Panel)  Lunch in campsite  Hike to La Danta Pyramid (1 mi / 2 km)  Sunset at La Danta  Return to campsite  Overnight at El Mirador campsite • Day 4 - Tintal Breakfast at El Mirador campsiteHike from El Mirador to Tintal Archaeological Site  (15 mi / 24 km)  Rest stops every  2/ 3 mi – 4/5 km  Afternoon at El Tintal Archaeological Site campsite  Dinner at campsite  Overnight at El Tintal campsite • Day 5 - Flores Breakfast at El Tintal campsiteHike from El Tintal to Carmelita Community(12 mi / 18 km)Lunch at Carmelita and transfer to FloresEnd of services

El Mirador in detail