Zona Arqueológica de Muyil

Zona Arqueológica de Muyil

Zona Arqueológica de Muyil
4.5
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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TxKev
Whitney, TX177 contributions
Mar 2022
It is not as large as the larger Tulum ruins but you can get closer and see more detail without the crowds. It doesn't have the stunning clifftop ocean views but I found it fascinating
Written 18 April 2022
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Monique D
Boston, MA70 contributions
Apr 2022
After doing an all day tour of the Sian Ka'an reserve the day before, we decided to do this the next day and if we had to do it over and just choose one, we would have went with this. It was a wonderful way to spend a few hours and not very expensive. We started with a boat ride across the lagoon and down a Mayan canal and then we went to a second canal where we took off our life vests and put them on upside down, hopped in the water and floated down the canal. It was so calm and peaceful.

When the boat ride ended, we were dropped off at a different dock and had lunch at a picnic table under the palm trees with a view of the ocean. I don't think they sell food there, so you need to bring your own. After lunch we took a leisurely walk through the jungle where we visited some ruins which were surrounded by beautiful jungle. For me, it was a much better experience than Chichen Itza because there were no crowds or people trying to sell you stuff and the ruins were quite impressive. You could almost imagine what it would have been like 1500 years ago when the Mayans lived here. It was really lovely.

This would be a good activity for children or older people . There is an observation tower with a great view, that may be challenging to climb for some people, but other than than it's a super easy walk through the jungle. It probably takes less than an hour for most people.
Written 15 April 2022
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Mike S
Rockford, MI104 contributions
Feb 2022
This stop was a part of our Tulum excursion events. Our guide had a lot of great historical background to this special location. It was worth the stop along the way to see the slight variations from Tulum. The walking paths and historical site were easy walks with some shaded paths along the way.
Written 6 March 2022
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vtbiker
Barre, VT215 contributions
Feb 2022
We were awed the ruins and beauty of the waters. Having read about Sian Kahn we were anticipating observing birds and wildlife. We were a bit rushed trying to pack in so much in 5 five hours. Our guide, Cesar was quite knowledgable about Mayan history and architecture.
Written 25 February 2022
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Petra B
9 contributions
Dec 2021
Very nice place with mayan ruins that is not too busy. For 50 pesos you can walk around the ruins in beautiful jungle and for another 50 you can continue through the eco park to the lagoon.
Written 21 December 2021
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abroadwithashley
Minneapolis, MN1,281 contributions
Jun 2021
A bit out of the way, but a great stop. The main castle is extremely photographic and the grounds are enjoyable to walk through. Everything is well marked and we opted out of a guide. You can also access the Sian Ka'an Biosphere from Muyil. We're glad we did this before we went to the Tulum Ruins as these are much quieter.
Written 14 August 2021
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Toronto, Canada2,301 contributions
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
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
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
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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