Muyil and the Maya Canal:
Location: Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve
15 Miles south of Tulum
Muyil was a densely populated settlement during the pre-Hispanic era. Buildings were mainly of a civic-religious and residential nature and showcase the Peten (Guatemala region) architectural style. The site’s proximity to Muyil Lagoon made it an important maritime trade route, with relations to Coba well documented. Visitors can travel through the lagoons of Muyil and Chunyaxche including the ancient canal system dredged by the Maya that access the Caribbean Sea through Laguna Campechen and Boca Paila.
• Specialized guide
• Boat ride
• Entrance fees
• Water fruits and snacks in the boat
• $125 USD per person (min. 2 people)
Please bring with you:
• Comfortable shoes or sandals
• Biodegradable sunblock
• Sunglasses and hat
• Long sleeve shirt (optional)
• Bathing suit and towel
• Cash for souvenirs and tips
Our guide will pick you up at the agreed time in the lobby of your hotel in one of our private vehicles. This tour is for two people minimum and 6 maximum.
The first place to visit is the archaeological site of Muyil for 1 1/2 hours. Then we will take a wooden path made by the community of Chunyaxche to reach the lagoon. From here we will take a boat through the mangroves to reach the Mayan channel which we will float for almost a kilometer. This is the perfect place in the reserve to be in direct contact with nature.