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“Well worth a visit”
Review of Muyil

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Private Tour to Muyil Ruins, Tulum and Coba from Cancun
Ranked #149 of 500 things to do in Quintana Roo
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Visited earlier today and very much enjoyed the trip.

Travelled by car and parked on site for free, but it would appear that the colectivo south of Tulum passes by. Entry was M$35 per person but they struggled to change a M$100 note for two people so try to take the right money/a variety of notes and coins. Remember this is operated by the Mexican authorities so are prohibited by law from accepting US dollars.

Surprised the site is so quiet. At 1:30pm there was only one other car there and it wasn't long before we had the whole place to ourselves. Tried the walk to the lagoon but couldn't get into the Biosphere reserve as the gate was closed and unattended (extra M$40 per person). As mentioned before, two large structures, one of which is climbable. Much of the site is yet to be excavated and restored.

None of the hassle from sellers, unofficial parking or guides here, just a very peaceful place to visit.

3  Thank PlutoniumUK
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Muyil ruins are about a half hour easy drive south of Tulum. Cost is 35 pesos, no parking fee. One large interesting pyramid, a smaller temple and some piles of rubble. Cannot climb the large pyramid. Mostly shady walks thru the trees. Good walkways. Few people. No refreshments nearby. Has toilets.

3  Thank MisterWombat
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Not a popular site, Muyil offers a few restored buildings including a midsize pyramid. It's a short walk from ruin to ruin but if you're a fan of antiquity, it's one for the bucket list. Considered one of the oldest settlements, the park is in a constant state of expansion. You'll note the great number of "rubble mounds" that will one day be restored buildings. Like Coba, you can't help but wonder what lurks below the discarded stones and overgrowth. There's also a boardwalk through the mangroves, though it was closed for repair upon my visit. You can also rent boats from Tulum that will bring you the backway through the mangroves. Cost was 50peso and worth it. Not sure, but i imagine a collectivo drives right by as it's only 20min from Tulum.

1  Thank KnowAboutTravel
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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.

Thank Tim B
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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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