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

The Riviera Maya is a good option for those wishing to visit Muyil Mayan Ruin, since visitors to this part of the Yucatan Peninsula will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. You can expect little traffic surrounding this historic site, perhaps because there are so few lodging options close.

Hotels near Muyil Mayan Ruin
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Boca Paila Fishing Lodge Lodge -- 9.3 mi. (20.2 km) ESE

Location and What's Nearby

Located in the Riviera Maya, 21.1 miles north-northwest of Punta Allen, Muyil Mayan Ruin invites residents and guests lodging in this part of Quintana Roo. Regardless of whether you're staying in this location, you should consider stopping by to check out the sights. It is 13.5 miles 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 region near Muyil Mayan Ruin isn't particularly well-known for its selection of meal options, but visitors will still discover a few places to enjoy some food. Memories Cafe is an easy to come by café and one of the quickest options for visitors here.


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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