You found out how to get to Sian Ka’an with our previous article and decided to visit Muyil… Excellent choice! The easiest way to get to Muyil is through a tour agency. But you can also go by yourself! Follow our guide…
How to get to Muyil on your own?
It is easy to visit Muyil from Tulum or Playa Del Carmen. The archaeological zone of Muyil is the gateway to the Sian Ka’an reserve on the northwest side. Muyil is located a 20-minute drive from Tulum and a 1.5-hour drive from Playa Del Carmen. The road to go to Muyil is in good condition, there isn’t a long dirt track like to go to Punta Allen before starting to enjoy the nature reserve. Even if the area of Punta Allen is the most attractive for its fauna, flora and landscapes, Muyil remains a good option, and is really much easier to access for a self guided-tour.
How to reach Muyil by car?
Head southwest for a 20-minute drive on Highway 307 towards Felipe Carrillo Puerto. The distance between Tulum and Muyil is 24 kilometers. Once there, turn on the left and you will find a parking lot of the road and a ticket counter at the entrance to the Muyil area.
How to reach Muyil by rental car?
Unlike the other area, Muyil is easy to access and the road to get to the entrance is paved and in very good condition. Indeed, it’s the main road that connects Tulum and the capital of Quintana Roo Chetumal. If you rent a car for your vacation in the Riviera Maya, you can easily go to Muyil for an afternoon. But don’t rent a car only to go to Muyil. You will see that you can get there by public transport for cheap!
How to get to Muyil by colectivo?
This is the very inexpensive option to reach the Muyil area. “Colectivos” are minivans that can stop on request on a given route.
There is a Tulum – Felipe Carrillo Puerto line that goes through Muyil for around MXN 40 pesos per person. You can take the Colectivo on the main avenue of Tulum in front of the ADO bus station. There is a bus about every 30 minutes. You can buy your ticket at the bus ticket counter. When you get on the bus, you can tell the driver that you want to get off at Muyil.
Tours to Muyil
Several tour agencies offer all-inclusive tours starting on site or at your hotel. The classic tour in Muyil is a half-day tour including a visit to the archaeological ruins site of Muyil, a walk in the jungle, a boat trip on the 3 lagoons and the floating Lazy River experience. Prices vary from $90 USD to $140 USD depending on packages and agencies.
Another activity offered in the Muyil area is bird watching with a certified guide. It is also possible to combine this activity with a visit to the archaeological site and a boat trip in the lagoon. The price will be a bit higher but you can do everything in one day.