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Wednesday, September 03, 2014


Muyil (it is also known by Chunyaxché ) is the name of an archaeological site maya and a village located in the state of Quintana Roo , on the Yucatan Peninsula , Mexico , south of the City of Tulum and within the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka'an.[]

The Muyil site was inhabited very early on by the Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula when people migrated from Petén Guatemala north to the fourth century AD.   Found artifacts and pottery that dates have been dated to as far back as the year 350 BC and apparently remained inhabited until the years of 1200 - 1500 , or until shortly before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors .

The ruins of Muyil are an example of the architecture of the Petén with some architectural resemblance to the ruins of Tikal in Guatemala . Its lake-proper location in the lagoon of Sian Ka'an - gave the place a strategic position on the trade route of the Maya along the coast and through a network of channels in this region, which is now part of the tourist area of the Mexican Caribbean . Among the goods traded along this route were the jade , the obsidian , the chocolate , the honey , feathers and of course the salt .

By order of the Ejido Chuyaxche the Muyil area caves are officially open for cave diving.  There is NO cavern diving in any of the cenotes of Muyil.  There is a cenote dive site fee for full day access to all Muyil caves with the fee paid to the Diconsa mini super market located directly across the street from the Muyil ruins entrance.  Muyil area caves include Sistema Nohoch Pek and Sistema Caterpillar – home of the amazing Ho Lee Sheet tunnel.  The Secretary for the Ejido Chanyaxche and all annexes is Juan Bolotista Kau Cen. His phone number is 984 116 5292.

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