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Private Tour to Muyil Ruins, Tulum and Coba from Cancun
Ranked #130 of 486 things to do in Quintana Roo
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Muyil is a fairly small archeological site along the main highway not far south of Tulum. Although not comparable in scale and diversity to Coba, Uxmal, etc., it has a very attractive pyramid and can be explored in peace and quiet. I would not go far out of my way to see it, but if you're tired of the crowds at Tulum and the Riviera Maya in general, it would be worth a stop. Adding to the diversity, there is a short forest trail leading past a small ruin.

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Reviewed April 9, 2012

Muyil ruins are not that well known/publicized so it was good to go because: a. We got to know another great ruins from the ancient mayans, 2. it was not as crowded as the Tulum ruins. We went at 2pm and we were the only car there. Perfectly safe, you can walk them /take pictures in one hour. They still let you escalate the ruins (unlike Chichen Itza or Tulum) and it was overall a nice experience. Very recommended.

3  Thank Lorelai25
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

This is a magnificent Mayan Pyramid in perfect shape. Its one of the few ruins you can still climb. Its not spectacular like Chetzen Itza, but its primative charm is well worth the visit and its in better shape than Coba. It costs about $5 to get in and its a self guided tour on an improved grounds since I was 1st here about 8 years ago. Not much else here except for a nice 2.5 km jungle hike down to the Biosphere on a 1/2 dirt, 1/2 boardwalk path. Your kids will feel like Indiana Jones after this excursion. You would be hard pressed to see 5 other tourists on this site, not like Coba which gets invaded by busses. I'd highly recommend this adventure.

4  Thank Saskheat
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

Wonderful visit for two families with kids 5,7,7,9 & 11. We were the only car in the lot when we arrived and the children had the unique pleasure of discovering the ruins and pathways themselves. I have been to the ruins at Tulum and Chichen Itza and must say this site had a unique appeal due to it's jungle setting and isolation. We also climbed the watch tower. Be careful if you do this with kids! This is not for the fainthearted or any children who do not reliably follow directions. The kids were maxxed out by the time we made it to the lagoon, but next year we will surely try the boat trip!

3  Thank Qoss
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

After visiting Tulum in the morning, we decided to keep going south towards Chetumal.
The ruins are approximately 25km south of Tulum. We were the only car in the parking lot...
We walked through the ruins which have not been fully excavated and had the impression that we were the discoverers. In the jungle we could see pyramids covered by large trees. We saw old chiclet trees that still had theigrooves made to collect its sap that is the local chewing gum.
The site is small, its interest is mainly its quaintness after Tulum. We were unfortunately too late to combine this with the excursion on the lagoon, but we still drove to it. Head back towards Chetumal and take the first dirt track on your left. for a little more than one km.
Halfway to the lagoon on both side of the road were interesting carvings in the limestone.
We all wished that we had skipped Tulum and did the Muyil and Chunyaxché lagoon with a guide from the Sia Kaan reserve.

4  Thank acharbo
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