Muna, “place of soft or tender water,” is a small town with just over 11,000 inhabitants, mainly of Mayan origin.
Located in the southern part of Yucatán, very close to the archaeological site of Uxmal (UN Cultural Heritage Site), Muna will delight your senses.
Coming from Mérida, drive towards the Umán highway, through Yaxcopoil and Abalá until you get to Muna, only a 67 km drive. In this peaceful small town you can start your visit at the local market and have breakfast at one of the food stands located along the side; in this market you can find a wide array of typical Yucatecan fruits such as guanabana, pitaya (dragon fruit), carambola (star fruit), orange, lime, zapote, chicozapote, mamey and more.
In Muna you can visit the “highest” hill in the state of Yucatan, from which you can observe the beautiful Mayan jungle, with the magnificent pyramid of Uxmal in the background! Besides, you can visit the six colonial chapels dedicated to San Bernardo, San Mateo, San Sebastián, La Soledad, Santa María and San Andrés which are famous for their colonial architecture.
The “Mirador de Muna,” is a must… located on the old highway to Uxmal and on the highest point of the surrounding hills, from this lookout point, you will have a breathtaking view of the forest known as “bosque bajo de Yucatán” (Yucatáns low jungle). With Uxmal’s “Adivino” pyramid in the background, it is an amazing panorama!
You can also take a tour of the cenotes in the area, the tour starts with a guided walk through the jungle, until you get to the entrance of the cenote, where you can swim and relax in its clear waters.
Muna is also famous for its handcrafts: embroidered textiles, clay and wood items carved by the magical hands of the Muna artisans.
Additionally, Muna is also uknown among UFOlogists, for frequent UFO sightings. In fact many locals claim to have seen “strange things in the sky”…
One of the most important Muna’s UFO sightings took place in 2004, as a group of locals say that they saw a flying object, landing on top of a nearby cenote, where it remained for a few seconds, and then disappeared into the sky at high speed.
Even though Muna residents were used to see these objects in the sky, that particular time, the whole thing happened very close to the ground, near the population, and many people claim to have seen this thing falling into the cenote and then flying out of it, in broad daylight (even a group of local taxi drivers witnessed the event).
For more information on this UFO sighting check the following link (in Spanish): sipse.com
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