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

Those wishing to visit Muyil Mayan Ruin may choose to book their trip in the Riviera Maya, as travelers to this region of the Yucatan Peninsula will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. With only a few accommodations around the neighborhood surrounding this historical site, relatively little foot movement can be bargained on.

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

Muyil Mayan Ruin is located 21.1 miles north-northwest of Punta Allen, a village in the Riviera Maya; it is 13.5 miles 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.

Restaurant options are few in number in the area near Muyil Mayan Ruin. Memories Cafe is an easy to reach café and the one of the fastest dining options from this site.


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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