Angela Peralta, the most outstanding Mexican opera singer of the 19th century, lived a very short life, but also a very intense one. Her precocious approach to singing allowed her to train abroad, tour Europe three times, and marry twice in just 38 years of life.
The original name of the site is unknown. Muyil is the name given since colonial times to one of the lagoons adjacent to the site. It is also known as Chunyaxché.
Following the end of the Cold War, culturally distinct groups were predicted to clash, according to the so-called "clash of civilizations" theory.