Aside from the beautiful beaches in Playa del Carmen wherein you can make your own sand castles and can it claim your own piece of paradise in a day, you can immerse yourself in history and culture by visiting Muyil and Sian Ka’an. So, why not find a tour package like Muyil and Sian Ka´an Tour from Duende Mayan Jungle Tours that will bring you back to the Mayan history and introduce to you the natural beauties of Sian Ka’an Nature Reserve.
In these pictures, you can see the ruins of Muyil. The ruins of Muyil are practically hidden and often overlooked. Its pyramid is one of the most prominent buildings in Muyil. At the top of the pyramid, one can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding jungle and nearby lagoon that is part of the Si'an Kan Biosphere.
This archaeological site is located on mainland side of a lagoon in the Sian Ka´an Biosphere. Muyil was one of the most primitive and longest inhabited Mayan sites on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The site was once a vital point on the Maya Caribbean trade route. Numerous subterranean chambers can be found in this site; making it to have a different feel from other Mayan sites in the Yucatan.
The Sian Ka´an Biosphere which is in the picture below is the largest protected area in Mexican Caribbean. It protects the Caribbean coastal reefs, mangroves, and savannas and it is a home to over 350 types of birds and other animals such as ocelots, pumas, jaguars, monkeys, crocodiles, turtles, dolphin, tapirs and abundance of plant species. Nature lovers will be delighted to see the crystal clear waters and lush mangroves of the biosphere.
The Yucatan Peninsula is blessed with a lot of cenotes. The Cenotes are known as natural sinkholes or caverns, connected to a continuous system of underground-rivers. With just a mask and snorkel, you can explore this amazing underwater system.
Please enjoy these images from this tour.
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