Muyil Mayan Ruin

Photo Credit: © Dennis Jarvis CC BY

The largest of the Maya ruins sits thus far uncovered in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Preserve, Muyi is believed to have been settled around 300 B.C. Although the ruins were discovered in 1926, it wasn't until the late 80s that excavation began.


The main temple that makes up a large part of the ruins at Muyil has survived elements for almost a millennium and is still strong enough for visitors to climb up the stairs and around some of the passage ways. For anyone interested in history, this is not an attraction to be missed.

Staying Close

Muyil Mayan Ruin is located in the Riviera Maya, meaning travelers to this region of the Yucatan Peninsula will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. You can expect little traffic surrounding this historic site, especially as there are so few lodgings in the vicinity.

Location and What's Nearby

Muyil Mayan Ruin is found 21.1 miles north-northwest of Punta Allen, a village in the Riviera Maya; it's 13 and a half miles (21 and a half kilometers) to the south west of Tulum.

Several tour groups will have these ruins listed as a main attraction, especially those that focus on ruins. However, if you were hoping to drive yourself, just head southwest out of Tulum on the main road of Cancun-Chetumal. The ruins, and the nearby Lagoon, will be located on the left if you are heading south.

The area immediately near Muyil Mayan Ruin isn't commonly well-known for its collection of meal options, but visitors might still happen upon a handful of restaurants to eat some food. The most frequented nearby place to eat is Memories Cafe, which is a convenient café.


Operating Hours

The ruins are open to the public from 8:00am until 5:00pm


It costs 50 pesos to enter the ruins' property.

Contact Information

Location: The Riviera Maya, Mexico


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