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We visited this ruins after we went to two other guided ruin tours. This give us a different perspective of what the archeologists have done. It had a view over the canopy of the forest. We saw both howler and spider monkeys on the day we went. This one is not as popular because…
El Pilar is a fantastic site, much more important to Maya history than most other sites in the San Ignacio area. It is also the only major site that is not excavated, which makes it very interesting. I would describe the experience as ethereal. My wife and I were there in 2018…
Well it was dry when we started, but had rained quite a bit and the road to El Pilar became extremely muddy, all dirt of course and quite narrow. It's only 7 miles off of the bullet tree road, but seemed like 20. The jungle is nice there and they claim there are monkeys, but…
Response from Anabel-2013, archaeology director at El Pilar
Responded Feb 7, 2020
El Pilar is an adventure. There is much to see and many areas offering a window into the life that was part of El Pilar's history. Rain in the rainforest, monkeys in the trees, temples shrouded in shade, sounds like an experience.
I have been to several unexcavated sites in the Southwest US and knew what to expect. Without a guide and limited reading before hand, all I could do was wander around and admire the site. If you go without a guide and don't understand the cultural implications of the various…
We went to this ruin. The signs are a great help. There is a map also indicating all the ruin sites. There are many sites yet to be unearthed but yet distinguishable that it is indeed a mayan ruin.
Response from Anabel-2013, director at El Pilar
Responded Sep 4, 2019
We like to call these ancient sites Monuments! This honors their regal past and unique qualities of travelers destination. We consider this site as a discovery!