Zona Arqueológica de Muyil

Zona Arqueológica de Muyil, Chunyaxche

Zona Arqueológica de Muyil

Zona Arqueológica de Muyil
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Toronto, Canada2,234 contributions
Something the check out on your way to the 'floating experience.'
Mar 2020
Our main goal is this area was to do the 'floating experience' at the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. The Muyil ruins is a convenient stop on your way to the floating experience.

After seeing the Coba ruins, this is not quite as exciting. But because it is less popular, there will not be as many people around.

We wanted to do the floating experience first, to ensure we got a boat before any crowds got there. We also wanted to float down the canal by ourselves. Mission accomplished on that goal. And since government allows a limited number of boat tours per day, I would suggest you do the boat tour first before the ruins.

When we were done in the area, there is a nice sit-down restaurant practically across the street called Restaurant Chunyaxche, where you can pay a lot less for food than in town.

Taking cheap local transit is very much possible for this half-day trip. you can take Collectivo, ADO, or public bus. Public bus is the cheapest. Just wait on the concrete bench across the street from the above-mentioned restaurant when you're ready to go back to town.
Written 29 March 2020
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graham e
Birkenhead, UK549 contributions
Quiet and worth a visit
Feb 2020
We went on a guided birding tour around Muyill and the Sian Ka'an park.
Compared to the other more famous Mayan sites this park was very quiet and it gave you time to look at the wildlife and admire the architecture.
Small Mayan village, temples and a board walk through the forest to the lagoon. A steep watch tower gives impressive views and boats to hire to explore the water ways.
Plenty of birds to be seen plus Howler monkeys, lizards etc
Written 10 February 2020
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Dandylonglegs
28 contributions
Best ruins in tulum
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had the place all to ourselves as we went early. Beautiful secluded Jungle setting and great staff. Complete opposite of the Tulum ruins. Took the board walk into the Sian Kaan reserve which starts behind the castle and that was even more amazing. Paid 1000 pesos to take the boat ride/canal float tour which was also fantastic. Expensive morning but it was all together the highlight of the trip. Go early tho. 8am.
Written 29 January 2020
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hylas_10
Liverpool, UK60 contributions
Quiet , un-touristy opportunity to see Mayan ruins .
Dec 2019
Walked through the jungle after the Sian Ka'an experience. Small charge to walk on the boardwalk to the ruins - 50 pesos or so . The ruins are well worth seeing - because there were no other visitors it was very special . However there were lots and lots of mosquitoes . Don't forget the spray !
Written 19 December 2019
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Nursedew
Hartwell, GA56 contributions
Small Village
Sep 2019
Its all about the ruins here in this small village and the river float via sian Kaan definitely a must do if staying in Tulum
Written 15 December 2019
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Rob K
188 contributions
Old Maya Structures
Oct 2019
We headed south through Playa Del Carmen and Tulum to the ruins at Muyil, about 90 minute drive. Not many tours go past Tulum so it was not busy at all. Take bug spray as you’re walking through the jungle to view the ruins. The mosquitoes were nasty. These are very early Mayan ruins so aren’t as large or as well developed as the more popular Tulum or Ek Balam. Our guide, Carlos, was extremely knowledgeable of the ruins, the Mayan culture, building techniques and way of life.
Written 7 October 2019
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Mark J
Los Angeles, CA588 contributions
Fantastic if combined with a lagoon/canal ride
Aug 2019
We've now visited on 2 separate occasions as part of getting to the lagoon (an AMAZING experience by the way and well worth the time and money). The pyramids are small and easily visited, The restoration is decent but not great. The nature walk (a separate, nominal charge) is interesting and features a small fire tower which children love to climb. Given the incredible number of pyramids and cenotes in the general vicinity this was never a top choice to visit without the lagoon. Instead if pyramids are your "thing" go to Tulum (pretty but over-rated if you've visited the main pyramids in the Yucatan) or Coba (really great). We will certainly return as it is virtually the only way to get to the boats which take you to the lagoon/canal area. Otherwise we wouldn't. It's really easy to find" Just follow the highway from Tulum to Muyil. It will be on the left just before Muyil. If you're in Muyil you've gone to far!
Written 25 September 2019
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LouiseElis
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Amazing!
Sep 2019
A piece of the Mayan culture, interesting to meet the place to achieve on more of my visits to archaeological sites in America
Written 10 September 2019
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BucksMum2409
Aylesbury, UK78 contributions
Great way to spend a few hours
Jul 2019 • Couples
We had arrived in Tulum the day before and fancied something close by, I’d read a blog covering all the options so we were prepared for all the charges. The ruins were simple compared to the big sites but inexpensive, the extra fee to enter the bio sphere was also small and was an interesting walk through the jungle along a boardwalk including the vista from the tower part way along. For us though the highlight was the boat trip - yes, it wasn’t cheap but we were out for over 2 hours with just us as passengers. We skimmed across the lagoons and the guide looked for as much wildlife as he could see for us. We had a cooling 30 minute swim part way through then finished with the 40 minute float along the channel - an experience like no other. The last boat ride back to the dock left us feeling exhilarated.
Written 13 July 2019
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Ed S
Paoli, PA25 contributions
Less crowded Mayan ruins in a jungle setting.
Jul 2019 • Family
Enjoyed this excursion because the jungle setting provided lots of natural shade from the sun and these ruins were much less crowded than the more largely advertised ruins at Tulum and Chichen Itza. The entrance fee was 45 pesos per person which provides you with access to ruins. Placards provide a nice background on the buildings themselves. As you work your way deeper into the jungle you can continue on a wooden boardwalk path to the lagoon for an additional 50 pesos person. If you want to get a nice hike in the observatory provides a nice view of the lagoon. The lagoon itself is NOT swimmable. To get to the swimmable area you have to pay a pretty hefty fee for the transportation.

If you're looking for a smaller, less crowded Mayan ruin site you may want to consider this option. Be sure to pack water, snacks, and bug spray for your trip if you plan it.
Written 8 July 2019
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