Just 20 minutes from Tulum is Muyil, this place offers us a unique experience, it is not only the magic of the archaeological zone that is in the middle of the jungle or its different lagoons that are connected by channels, Muyil is more than that, the energy that keeps this place is unique.
Site that stands out for the natural beauty of its lagoons. Muyil and Chunyaxché, located within the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, declared a Natural World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1987, is a particularly attractive place for those interested in appreciating Mayan archeology and enjoying contact with nature.
It is believed that in the past, Muyil was a seaport built by the Maya to favor the commercial activities of the area. It is one of the 20 most important archaeological sites for its size and quantity of architectural remains.
Enjoy a cultural immersion with a local guide touring each of the buildings, including El Castillo, the structure of greatest importance and height, for its architecture is believed to be intended to represent the Ceiba, the sacred tree of the Mayans; Go into the jungle of the reserve crossing the “sak be” (white road in Mayan language), and finish the journey in the crystal clear waters of the channels. Let yourself be carried away by a relaxing experience.
After discovering a bit more of the history of the Mayans, you will walk through an interpretive trail, where you can observe different flora and fauna characteristic of the area. Zapote, rocket and ficus, is only part of the flora that houses this jungle. In addition to that you can see up close different water eyes from which fresh water emanates.
The project began after in 1997 by the sculptor Jason DeCaires Taylor, a cruise ship crashed and destroyed much of the coral reef Punta Cancun, so alternatives were sought to attract tourists. This is how the idea of submerging concrete structures to preserve the reef that today is in very good condition arose.
Currently these mysterious statues are covered with algae and coral polyps, the plan worked, and Cancun is now home to the largest artificial reef in the world.
The National Park located between the waters of Cancun and Isla Mujeres is one of the most visited in the world. Each year hundreds of thousands of tourists swim in these waters, which generates an environmental impact on the reefs and the life that is generated in them.
By placing these pieces of marine concrete, MUSA promotes the generation of life and, therefore, the recovery of natural reefs. In addition, the load of visitors in the natural reef is directed to this museum, diminishing the impact generated in past years
The museum is divided into two Galleries: Manchones and Punta Nizuc. The sculptures in Machones are located 8 meters from the surface, so diving is recommended for a better appreciation of the collection. In Punta Nizuc, only snorkeling is allowed, since the pieces are only 4 meters from the surface.
Soon pieces will be placed in Punta Sam.
Marvel at the more than 500 sculptures that the MUSA has permanently submerged. Examine the sculptures set at the bottom of the sea in an area of more than 420 square meters with its more than 200 tons of art.
A tour of the Underwater Museum of Art of Cancun is a good alternative, especially if you like to practice diving or snorkeling. These sculptures do not affect the marine ecosystem of the area because they are made of neutral PH concrete, the idea is that they attract algae and marine life in general, so that they begin to have a life of their own quickly.
Puerto Aventuras, is one of the many tourist destinations that Riviera Maya offers. Set on a spectacular stretch of white sandy beach, it is a community resort located 98 kilometers south of Cancun. The complex is built along the beach and around a large sports complex.
It is 15 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. One of the most important tourist development areas with many attractions such as a golf course, 2 large 5 star hotels, condominiums with spectacular views, marina, a shopping center, you can swim with dolphins that is located on a tropical island located in the complex and dive in the second longest coral reef in the world, just 92 meters from the beach of Puerto Aventuras. It is possible to go down only 18 meters to begin to see the majesty of marine fish, flora and fauna. Now, if you have skills in diving you can go down 37 meters and experience the wonderful diving in the depths of the Mexican Caribbean, especially the famous cliff of this area.
Puerto Aventuras is also famous for its international cuisine and is that just visit one of the many restaurants located in the marina or located near the hotels, you can savor delicious and majestic sea dishes of excellent quality, as well as taste of course Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean and international cuisine in general.
It has also become an excellent destination for people who want to relax in an environment of breathtaking natural beauty. Enjoy a drink or a meal in one of the nearby bars or restaurants and watch the world goes by.