Located just 30 minutes away from the sanctity of Sanara, the ancient Mayan ruins of Muyil are conveniently positioned just steps away from the main highway heading towards Chetumal, approximately 15 KM south of Tulum. These ruins offer a tranquility that cannot be found in the often overcrowded ruins of Tulum and Coba.
Discovered between 1987 and 1992 by Walter R.T. Witschey and Elia del Carmen Trejo. The site was originally occupied in 500 b.c and are also as “Chunyaxhe” which means “wide ceiba trunk” in Mayan. This is a reference to the sacred Maya trees, the Ceiba, which is representative as the tree of life in Mayan culture.
The ruins are carefully conserved, while large trees naturally sprout on top of the Mayan architecture. Towards the rear of the site´s mai attraction, El Castillo, their is a wooded walkway that weaves its way through the Si’an Ka’an Biosphere and to the lagoon. The well kept wooded pathway is led by natural growing vines, and various exotic trees. Nestled deep in the pathway, the site features a storybook-like walk up offering a majestic view of the surrounding jungle. It is the the perfect place for a secluded picnic overlooking the beautiful water and landscape.