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El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey)

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 middle of Cancun's Hotel Zone.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hotel zone” (219 reviews)
“small site” (26 reviews)
“small ruin” (18 reviews)
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Blvd Kukulcan Km 17 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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"hotel zone"
in 219 reviews
"small site"
in 26 reviews
"small ruin"
in 18 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 12 reviews
"bring bananas"
in 11 reviews
"iguanas roaming"
in 10 reviews
"entry fee"
in 23 reviews
"crown paradise"
in 12 reviews
"close to the hotel"
in 14 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 15 reviews
"pesos per person"
in 15 reviews
"city bus"
in 20 reviews
"per adult"
in 11 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 10 reviews
"public beach"
in 22 reviews
"walk around"
in 17 reviews
"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

1. The entry is very simple. 2. Parking not available. but you can use the public parking which is very next to it. 3. The ruins are preserved good. 4. it is good for 1 hour walking 5. it is not that famous spot, so...More

Thank SaadTowheed
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the bus from the northern point of the hotel zone and just showed up in the later AM on a Sunday. No drama. Only took a few minutes to get there and there wasn't a line or anything. There was almost nobody there...More

1  Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The area is not to Known since are small ruins nothing important nevertheless is near by the tourist zone so worth it To Vist. Relation of Entrance cost vs what you will see is ok. You need to apply your Imagination to think In how...More

Thank Robertohiram
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This museum is all outdoors. You walk amongst the ruins of an old village. There were only a couple of placards describing what I was looking at. I would have liked more information about the ruins.

Thank Jenn H
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This place was just literally just in front of our hotel and was not clearly signed. We visited with the family and it us full of history. Kept very neat and clean. Lots of iguana running around. The ruins architecture is small and good for...More

Thank shivshiva
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Originally we wanted to see the chichen ruins but due to my health issues I tried looking for a less “adventurous” option as well as short time wise since we had dinner plans. These ruins are located right on the hotel zone strip. Short taxi...More

1  Thank Jetsetting_with_leuk
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Family of multiple generations walked here from our hotel a short distance away and for 3 dollars us it was a great oasis and gave the kids a quick view of the ruins, the chance to see several iguanas in their habitat but not as...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This is a small archaeological site just in the middle of the Kukulkan Ave. The ruins are also small but they are next to the big lagoon and there is a lot of tropical trees around the place giving you the sensation of being in...More

Thank ggarciao2001
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We were exploring Cancun and were at Playa Delfines walking around. We noticed El Rey was very close by so decided to check it out. For an entry fee of I think 15 pesos we decided to do it. There was a tour guide who...More

1  Thank ashleylrg
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Just a little ways past Playa Delfines, located on the opposite side of the street, although Laguna nichupte was no longer visible. I can't remember if the entrance fee was a voluntary donation or if there was a set price. I enjoyed roaming the site....More

1  Thank Jessica G
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Nikki K
13 October 2017|
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Response from Julie R | Reviewed this property |
Taxis are fine as long as you agree on a price beforehand plus they will wait to take you back to your resort just so they get the fare. Much less stressful unless you are used to the bus system.
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andersmix
14 July 2017|
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Response from Mark G | Reviewed this property |
El Rey is a fine local attraction, but is really nothing like as impressive as Chichen Itza. It's much closer, much cheaper, not crowded, much, much smaller and has less impressive ruins. I can't speak for the museum as I... More
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Latrice M
23 March 2017|
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Response from QuickWhitTravel | Reviewed this property |
Coming from the airport, it's to the left (opposite the ocean) about a kilometer or so before you start to see hotels. I walked there from the Royal Islander resort. It's near Playa Delfines and the Cancun block letters that... More
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