Sayil

Sayil Maya “Place of the Muleteer Ants”

Sayil is a Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Yucatán, in the southwest of the state, south of Uxmal. It is incorporated together with Uxmal as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

Sayil is a Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Yucatán, in the southwest of the state, south of Uxmal. It is incorporated together with Uxmal as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

HOURS

Open Daily from 8 am to 5 pm. There is a watchman at the gate who will charge you the standard fee & extra for video cameras.

Admission 2013 43 pesos. Free on Sundays for nationals and Mexican residents.

Allow at least 1 to 1 1/2 hours

RECOMMENDATIONS

You can stroll safely undisturbed throughout the site – often you will be the only ones there.  Take good shoes as there is plenty of walking- and a fair amount memory and batteries for your photographs.  As this is site is in a somewhat remote area, take water and insect repellant. There are no restaurants or food vendors.

Dress according to the season you are visiting.

GETTING THERE

GPS – N20.10.40 W 089.39.09

Tours

Tours and tour buses go frequently to Sayil and generally make a combination package of sites along Highway 261.

Drive from Merida:

Take Highway 180 South and then turn to Highway 126. Drive past Kobah and turn left to the signs for Sayil, Xalapak and Labná.

124 KMs – Approximately 2 ½ hours