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El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey)

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Address: Blvd Kukulcan Km 17 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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The past meets the present in this ancient Mayan structure located right in...

The past meets the present in this ancient Mayan structure located right in the middle of Cancun's Hotel Zone.

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Inexpensive ruin experience

Walked here from Cancun Plaza. It was nice to have this so close to whet we stayed. Definitely worth the $3.00 entry fee. Several buildings and many foundations evident. Did not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walked here from Cancun Plaza. It was nice to have this so close to whet we stayed. Definitely worth the $3.00 entry fee. Several buildings and many foundations evident. Did not see iguanas because it was rainy and early in the morning but if sunny they hang out on the rocks!

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Positives: - Small but very interesting site. Entire place can be covered in less than an hour, so it’s good to visit if you are staying right in the hotel zone. - Lots of iguanas to see. - It can get very hot and humid so best time to visit is early in the morning. - The site is open... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just 10 minutes walk away from our resort accommodation this was a no-brainer. It only cost a few US dollars for entry and there were quite a number of ruins to view. There is not much in the way of signage or information but there was a helpful old man near the entrance who was willing to provide information and... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the bus from the RIU down to Playa Delfines (10.5 pesos each) to see the CANCUN sign and since the El Rey ruins are right across the street we decided to take them in too. Entry was 50 pesos per person. It is an unguided tour so do your research before hand or else it's just a pile... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was walking distance from our resort (Crown Paradise) so we decided to have a look. Upon our arrival, a friendly, 87 years old guide (Sergio) offered his service, and we took it. He proceeded to tell us the Mayan's (and the ruins') history in a almost 1 hr long presentation. It was very interesting and helped us appreciate the... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice site showing off local ruins. Some good information but really they could do a lot more with it. Need better signs spread through out the park. It is pleasant walk from one end to the other and back. It is easy to get to by the city bus from any of the Cancun hotels. If you... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El Rey is a small Mayan Ruin, centrally located in Cancun, Mexico. This ruin is a great place to visit if you're looking for something economically priced, a historical site, family oriented, on the direct path of bus routes, and very centrally located to Playa Delphine's and lots of other interesting places to see.

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Winchester, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These ruins are right in the middle of Cancun. Of course you can go to the big ruins on a day trip but these are right there. And it is full of Iguanas, I mean full. Like an Iguana farm. Makes it fun for kids I am sure. Admission is inexpensive- dollars or Pesos. You can hire a guide or... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ruins are there -you have to guess what everything is. So i give the ruins a excellent but the experience a poor. There were three building ruins with signs with short descriptions but thats it. Im sure with a little effort there could be much more attraction. How about an audio tape you listen to or signs. How about... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing history and sights. The ruins are just majestic, it's magical and amazing how people with not much technology back then built these massive structures.

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