Tulum enjoys the most privileged location in the Riviera Maya. Not only for hosting the best beaches in the whole Riviera Maya but from the city it is very easy to reach other touristic, cultural and natural sites of great importance such as Chichen Itza, Playa del Carmen, Coba and more, not to mention a lot of cenotes that are found on the way to any of these places. Tulum offers a complete experience, with many options for resting, having fun, contact with nature, pampering the body and soul and of course, the cultural aspect offered by the archaeological sites of the region.
Only 25 kilometers south of Tulum, Muyil, one of the most beautiful archaeological sites in the region can be found, Located right in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, This place is known also as Chunyaxché is said to have been possibly inhabited by the Itzaes, powerful lords respected by the Mayas in ancient times. The ruins that remain of what was once one of the main commercial points of the Mayans due to its strategic location connected through channels to the Muyil Lagoon are very similar to the vestiges of Tikal in Guatemala for their Peten architectural style, making them different to the ruins of Tulum, Coba, and Chichen Itza. This archaeological settlement is undoubtedly the most notable of the many that can be found within the reserve, for its unique beauty due to its strange fusion with nature where the buildings are surrounded by the lavishing green of the jungle, providing an experience that will undoubtedly transport you to the past.
Why should you visit Muyil?
At María del Mar Boutique Hotel we know that when you visit us, you expect to enjoy your time to the fullest, but may also have the desire to feel the energy that is only possible to find in the impressive archaeological sites of the Yucatan Peninsula. Muyil is an excellent option to visit when you’re short on time. Muyil is located just 15 minutes south of Tulum. To get there you can take the public transportation on the highway or even rent a car. In addition, as it is not as popular as other archaeological sites as Tulum or Chichen Itza, the experience of touring the ruins of Muyil accompanied by nothing but the singing of birds and the sound of trees and other natural elements certainly adds a very special touch. At the end of the tour (which does not take you that long), there’s a path through the jungle that will take you directly to the lagoon of Muyil and its crystal and turquoise waters channels where it is possible to take tours, refresh yourself in its waters and enjoy some bird watching.
Without a doubt, visiting Muyil is an experience to be enjoyed both with your family or with your partner. At the end of the tour, how about coming back straight to María del Mar Boutique Hotel to relax in our Spa, where we will be waiting to pamper you as you deserve?