Muyil Mayan Ruins
Among all the attractions that the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve has, there is a totally different one, because contrary to the other places, it does not have a beach or animals, but it does have a lot of history to tell, in exchange for the sea , a lagoon, it is about the archaeological zone of Muyil.
This place is located approximately 25 kilometers from the town of Tulum, 12 kilometers inland starting from the coast of the Caribbean Sea.
It is made up of three restored buildings and a path that crosses the jungle to take you to the beautiful lagoon, forming a total of 500 meters away, it is said that this is where the commercial route began, it was here where the Mayans interacted with the rest of the country and world.
Before starting the tour, it is necessary to mention that, although the site is divided into two sectors, A and B, only the first is open to the public, since the second has not yet been explored.
Based on the elements found and studied, it has been concluded that this place was highly populated during pre-Hispanic times and its buildings were, for the most part, for civic and religious use, but without neglecting the residential ones.
Muyil Mayan Structures
The square is made up of ten pyramidal-shaped bases. On top of these, buildings called temples were built. The structures, tall and narrow in silhouette, represent the earliest civic-religious architecture of the Muyil settlement.
It is a double temple with a vaulted ceiling, the inner room has a single entrance, located in the north, the outer room has two lateral entrances and a central one. Fragments of mural painting can still be seen on some walls.
The most outstanding constructions are the one known as "El Castillo", a pyramid that in its upper part stands out a temple, just at the end of the 17 meters high that it has.
Among the elements that have been found are some murals painted inside the so-called Temple VIII, but different pieces of ceramic have also been seen in others.