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These Mayan ruins are not as well-known as Uxmal, but nonetheless offer some spectacular archaeological sights, such as El Mirador and the Temple of the Lintel.
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

The highlight of this stop was the pink tinted palace. It had an impressive façade. You can't climb it, but you can get close. The other ruins are accessible via a path through the jungle. It doesn't seem like it's going to be that far...More

Thank GarbenK
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Beautiful pink tone ruins that are not on the main tourist path. This one needs a good hour + of walking to see all of it, various structures are far apart. No one there to keep an eye on you, you are on your own...More

1  Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Sayil You can walk behind some of the none excavated parts. Interesting building of varying styles. More walking than Kabah. 2:30 minutes. Building are far apart.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Sayil is a Puuc site, south of Santa Elena (and between Kabah & Xlapak, Labna). If spending a day looking at Kabah & Xlapak & Labna, this place should be a short stop. It is not as re-constructed as some of these other sites, but...More

Thank Phil1ip
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I had a lovely trip to Sayil after visiting Uxmal and Kabah. It is definitely smaller and less grand that the other two sites. But, it has it's highlights. The Palacio (El Palacio Norte) is impressive, especially the columns. You can't climb it but you...More

Thank Hydrolagus
Reviewed 10 May 2016

These ruins are very cheap to get into & there is free parking but the only main highlight is the palace which is the first ruin you come to. The other ruins further in the paths of the jungle are nothing special. If you want...More

Thank DDPJR
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

This is another low cost admission gem in the archeological zone. The admission was only 50 pesos and ample free parking. I will say there is a fairly long walk to the smallest buildings at the far end. I recommend you bring some extra water...More

1  Thank Doug A
Reviewed 15 January 2016

The palace is truly breathtaking! When you come around the corner and first see it, it really takes your breath away, How marvelous it would have been to have seen it in its full grandeur. This site is definitely worth a stop, The other ruins...More

1  Thank HUSKERTRAVELER
Reviewed 9 January 2016

We visited four sites on the Ruta Puuc in the same day and it was so worth it. Sayil was extremely beautiful and truly gave one the experience of stumbling upon the ruins in the wild for the first time. Lovely.

1  Thank Carol T
Reviewed 28 December 2015

I visited the Sayil Ruins on the morning of November 24th with a friend, as part of our two-day road trip from Merida (second day). We stayed the night at The Pickled Onion B&B in the Mayan village of Santa Elena and then drove our...More

3  Thank BrittanyAdventures
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