Muyil Archaeological Site
- Type: Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Located on the western edge of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, the Muyil archaeological site has six main structures, so you might want to visit here instead of the super popular but slightly overrated Tulum Ruins near the downtown area. Three of the most prominent include El Castillo (an impressive 51-foot pyramid and one of the tallest buildings in the Yucatán); the stucco-decorated Pink Palace; and the Sacbé, or the ancient paved roads and serpentine paths through some of the most intense, yet beautiful wilderness on the reserve. Climbing the structures is prohibited, but pictures are allowed.
It costs $2.50 USD to enter Muyil and explore it on foot, but Moon Travel Guides recommends spending about $25 USD for a canal tour of the Sian Ka'an lagoon and a pleasant view of the site from the water. The canal tour also ensures you'll find some of Muyil's harder to reach structures. Visit the reserve's website for more information.