El Pilar is a 30 minute 4WD ride from San Ignacio and is well worth a visit. The site is not excavated for tourists but was excavated for research purposes and then covered up again. So you won't see many exposed structures, The setting is one aspect that is very interesting in that they have left scattered trees in place to stabilize things and to provide a shielding canopy. There is a guide book "Trails of El Pilar" guidebook written by the archeologists at UC Santa Barbara.
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