Welcome to El Mirador


El Mirador was so-named by local chicheros (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.


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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.

$1244 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Helicopter Tour to El Mirador and two nights in a Luxury Hotel Bolontiku

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: El Mirador, Peten DepartmentEnjoy one of the most important tours of Guatemala to the archaeological site of El Mirador in Peten, explore one of the most important secrets of the Mayan CultureDuration: 8 hoursStop At: Hotel Bolontiku, Flores, Peten DepartmentIntegrates naturally into the jungle, offering a perfect communion between nature and contemporary comfort. Thus, our guests and visitors are connected to their most natural side, letting themselves be carried by the hand of the Mayan deities to a quiet stay on the shore of a mystical Lake of the Itzá.BOLONTIKU is the sanctuary of the nine Mayan gods, rest of the deities of the Lords of time and destiny.Duration: 2 days

$5.42 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Ticket to Mirador del Río

Visit: Mirador Del Rio, Lanzarote, Canary IslandsLocated 400 metres high, on the Risco de Famara, the Mirador del Río is one of César Manrique’s most representative architectural creations as it shows a series of artistic and architectural details and his eagerness to combine art and nature. It is located near the remains of an ancient military base that dates to the end of the 19th Century. It is camouflaged on the rock in a way in which only a genius of Manrique’s magnitude could conceive. The Mirador takes over El Río, the narrow stretch of the sea separating Lanzarote from La Graciosa. Although unassuming on the outside, the inside hides surprising details and impressive glass windows, the eyes of El Mirador, conceived by the artist aiming to increase the effect of the panoramic view, and the monumental and unique sculptures hanging off the ceiling challenging gravity. From the atalaya, visitors may watch the 8th Canary Island, La Graciosa, and the group of islets part of the Chinijo Islands National Park. At the bottom of the cliff, the reddish shades of the salinas del Rio stand out, also known as Guza, the oldest ones on the Canary Islands. Architect Eduardo Cáceres and artist Jesús Soto collaborated in the creation of El Mirador, which was quite outstanding taking into consideration that there were scarce means, the terrain had to be dug and the building had to be covered with volcanic rock later.• Be amazed by the breath-taking views.• Discover one of César Manrique’s most representative architectural creations.• Know more about Lanzarote’s architecture.Please note: during the summer months (July, August and September), due to the larger number of visitors present, we recommend making individual visits in the afternoon in order to avoid crowds.Opening Hours: 10:00 to 17:45Summer opening hours (15 July to 15 September): 10:00 to 18:45*On December 24 and 31, the center closes at 16:45

$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

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