Archaeological Zone of Muyil

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.