HISTORY, NATURE & FLOATING IN BLISSFUL LAGOONS
Sian Ka'an Muyil
SIAN KA'AN BIOSPHERE RESERVE - MUYIL
The ancient Maya site of Muyil is located in the northern section of the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve. This millenia-old trading post, nestled on the edge of the freshwater lagoon systems and the tropical forest, is the perfect place to enjoy an introduction to Mayan history & ecology.
Picturesque temples stand undisturbed among the trees, where we take an eye-opening walk among the temples and through the changing ecosystems, passing seasonal pools, exuberant vegetation and eventually a lookout tower with a wonderful view of the biosphere. A delicious picnic accompanied with seasonal fruits and local snacks awaits us at the end of the walk.
We then embark on a boat ride across the lagoons, through flooded savannah and intricate mangrove canals that mesmerize with their tones of green reflected in the still blue water. A secret route through winding channels that eventually leads out to the open ocean, this was an active trade route in ancient times, dotted with small temples and abundant birdlife.
The clearest of water entices us on an incredible 'lazy river' adventure, where we float in a truly unique setting, surrounded by the sounds of nature, orchids & bromeliads, hearing only the birdsong and the wind lightly rustling through the reeds. A calming experience like nothing you have experienced before.
Sian Ka´an Biosphere Reserve
Muyil archaeological site
Boat tour of lagoons
Ancient trading canal
Floating in lazy river
Jungle and wetlands´ecology
Every Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
Or on demand
All entrance fees
Water, fruits and snacks