El Mirador – Pyramids hidden in the Jungle – Guatemala Adventure

Christian Schoen

Christian Schoen is a globetrotter, travel writer and author of the very successful travel guide "Die Ruinenstädte der Maya", published in Germany. He loves to visit temples, pyramids and any kind of ancient ruins. The SLR in his hand, he can be met on adventurous hiking tours in tropical jungle landscapes - sometimes - or just somewhere in his neighbourhood, the Black Forest Mountains in Germany.

5 Responses

  1. Very cool information you’ve compiled here on ancient Mayan pyramids Christian. I wanted to drop by and check out your site it looked very interesting and proved to be.

    I can’t imagine having to deal with the mosquitoes in that place, I get eaten alive just here in town, I shudder to think what they’d do to me if I went there. Although it would be fascinating to visit and check out the culture and ruins.

    Have you been to El Mirador yourself? If so I bet it was an awesome experience, I bet the locals have some amazing stories to tell. Thanks for an interesting read!

    Best Regards,
    Robert Tuttle

  2. Hi Robert,

    thanks for visiting my site and your nice comment. Yes, I was there in El Mirador in 2008. Mosquitos everywhere :-) but not only.

    If somebody is interested in insects he might find the jungle of Guatemala an amazing place. Or any other jungle. I never saw so many different and sometimes really huge insects as there.

    Not only that bugs get bigger than in the northern countries. Awesome are the big butterflies everywhere. Sometimes of the size of my hand, with wonderful colors.

    Best regards,
    Christian

  3. salvamento says:

    Hey, cool I found your site, I was reminiscing about my first trip to El mirador and decided to google it. I was first there in 1994 hiking alone with some chicleros out of Carmelita. I packed a hi8 video camera and had a total blast. I ate cuzuco soup, culebra and jaguar meat. I ended up getting malaria up there but don’t regret the trip at all¡ I still remember video taping myself climbing up to the top of el mirador. And to think that now..people are probably vlogging from there. But ha¡ I was the first¡ 23 years ago!

    • That’s great – in 1994 this must have been an even bigger adventure than it is today. But it is still not easy to get there. Do you still have the video tapes?

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