Muyil, Mexico – A magical UNESCO site by a tranquil turquoise lagoon

Panga boat trip on the Muyil lagoon

Native Trails recommend a visit to see the Maya site of Muyil, which lies in the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka’an, and has been a UNESCO Natural World Heritage since 1987. The several Mayan buildings lie close to a freshwater lagoon, which is linked to the Caribbean via canals and natural outlets. Muyil was part of the coastal trade network and was dominated by Chichén Itzá, Cobá, and later Mayapán.

Maya site of Muyil, Mexico

On a small path through the dense jungle of Yucatán, you reach the lagoons in the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve. In a panga boat, you cross the turquoise blue water of the Muyil lagoon before passing the historic, extremely narrow Maya canal into the neighboring Chunyaxché lagoon. On its northern end, there is a small river amidst mangrove forests, where you can let your boat float in the clear water – this is a truly wonderful Mexican adventure!

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Snorkeling in Muyil lagoon

Popocatépetl Volcano – A symbol of love

The summit of the Popocatépetl volcano can be visited in the state of Puebla, the volcano is over 5400 metres high and rises 70 km south east from Mexico City.

The volcano almost always smokes, which can be observed on various webcams accessible to everyone around the clock. It is also possible to see the volcano glowing red and it can be seen to spit out lava at its tip. For the locals in Mexico City this is everyday life – there is no fear of an eruption or ash rain.

It’s geological history and that of its predecessors began some 430,000 years ago. Its mystical history goes back to the Aztecs when the beautiful daughter of a chief, Iztaccíhuatl, fell in love cheap klonopin no prescription with Popocatépetl, the leader of another tribe. Iztaccíhuatl died of sorrow and grief when she received the news about the death of her lover during a military campaign. On the day of her funeral, Popocatépetl returned unexpectedly. He carried her in his arms far out of the city up to a mountain. There he had a tomb erected and watched with a burning torch next to her until he too died of grief. Out of her eternal love the two twin volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl were born here. Native Trails offers many individual tours from/to Mexico City on the way to Puebla.

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