Discover the Ancient Mayan Ruins and Biosphere Reserve in Muyil
Get in touch with the history and culture of ancient Mayan civilization in an exciting jungle adventure at Muyil. Located just south of Tulum, the Muyil ruins was one of the earliest sites in Mexico inhabited from 300 BC to about 1550 AD. Although smaller in comparison to Tulum ruins, this impressive archeological site extends across 38 hectares of jungle, perfect for a day of exploration. Learn about how the Mayans built this trading center from buildings nestled deep within the lush vegetation to an incredible onsite lagoon and canal system that leads to the Caribbean Sea. Wander the well-maintained paths and jungle trails filled with a diverse array of plant and animal species. At the end of the trail, climb the steep steps of the observation tower for a birds-eye-view of the jungle, ecosystem, forest, lagoons, and mangroves. Within site lies a 57-foot pyramid, The Castillo, the highest on the Riviera Maya Coast. Behind the Castillo is a path to a small wooden hut that leads to the entrance of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve that contains areas to snorkel and explore the diverse marine life and ecosystems including beaches, lagoons, mangroves, jungle, and bird and wildlife viewing in their natural habitat.
$3 (50 pesos) to enter the Sian Ka'an Reserve portion of the site
Open daily, 8 am to 5 pm
Are there tours of the Muyil ruins?
Yes, there are guided tours available for the Muyil ruins. Tours will take you around the site as well as to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve located within the site. The reserve features areas to snorkel and explore the diverse marine life and different ecosystems, such as untouched beaches, mangroves, lagoons, cenotes, and birds and wildlife in their natural habitat. Book a guided tour to Muyil and Tulum Ruins for a fun day of learning and exploring the Mayan culture.
What is there to do in Muyil?
Aside from the ancient ruins and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, there is plenty to so and see in Muyil. Take a dip and swim in the Kaan Luum Lagoon, hit the white-sandy beaches, or kayak to explore the Yucatan Peninsula.