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Muyil
An important coastal city, inhabited since the fifth century BC, with impressive architecture related to that of El Petén in Guatemala, of temples erected with intricate arrises. It was of great importance in the trade between the peninsula and the Gulf coast. It had contact with Chichen Itza and Mayapan.
About the site
The occupation of Muyil began in the Late Preclassic. Its economy was based on its diverse environment and on the exploitation of its strategic location, which made it easy to reach the Caribbean, accessed via the lagoons.

In the Classic period there was an increase in population which led to the building of residences and civic and religious buildings.

The greater part of the documented architectural remains are from the Early to Late Postclassic, when Muyil, which was first dominated by Chichen Itza and then by Mayapan, formed part of the coastal trade network, which attained great importance in the peninsular region.

Since it is inside the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, established in 1986, a visit to Muyil is an ideal way to discover the flora and the fauna of the central area of the peninsula.
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300 a.C. - 1450

Preclásico Medio a Posclásico Tardío
1200 - 1450

Preclásico Tardío a Posclásico Tardío

Did you know...
  • The original name of the site is unknown. Sice the colonial era it has been identified as Muyil or Chunyaxche, names of two nearby lagoons.
Practical information
Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 15:00 hrs00 hrs

$50.00 pesos


  • No Smoking
  • No entry with food
  • Pets not allowed
Se localiza al suroeste de Tulum al norte de la reserva ecológica de Sian Ka´an

Services
  • Estacionamiento
  • Sanitarios
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Sureste
Importante ciudad costera, habitada desde el siglo V a.C., con una impresionante arquitectura relacionada con la del Petén guatemalteco, de templos erguidos con intrincadas aristas. Fue clave en el comercio de la costa peninsular con la del Golfo, y se relacionó con Chichén Itzá y Mayapán.
An important coastal city, inhabited since the fifth century BC, with impressive architecture related to that of El Petén in Guatemala, of temples erected with intricate arrises. It was of great importance in the trade between the peninsula and the Gulf coast. It had contact with Chichen Itza and Mayapan.

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