Sites of the ancient Maya
The whole area around San Ignacio is covered with Mayan temples and artifacts. Some of them have been uncovered and excavated (xunantunich). Others, like El Pilar, are places that the jungle has reclaimed and are now just odd shaped hills and grass covered courtyards. The Mayan culture and civilization was vast. There were more pleople living here when the Maya were here than there are now. The ruins here are something you really don’t want to miss.
First a quick note on going places.
There are two ways to get most places, take a tour or take yourself. The tours are organized and mostly safe, but they will cost you more. Finding your own way there requires a sense of humor and that you think. You’ll find directions here to most spots. If you aren’t sure about something, just ask around. It’s a small country and most people will know how to get where you want to go