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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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The closest ruin in hotel zone

With a one year old, we were impossible to join any tour in Cancún so we finally decided to take it easy and go to El Rey. It only took 5 mins by bus from hotel and the entrance... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ruins is right....but nothing worth looking at. Lots of iguana's though. As an amateur photographer, I spent more time taking pictures of iguanas than the ruins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When the highway that cuts along through the hotel zone (hence regular -- about 5 - 10 minutes -- bus service) was built, this port city was uncovered. The signage is good (primarily in Spanish), the sunning lizards do pose for pictures as also do the birds, and the accessible ruins that run in a long track aren't overrun with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

With a one year old, we were impossible to join any tour in Cancún so we finally decided to take it easy and go to El Rey. It only took 5 mins by bus from hotel and the entrance fee was 150 pesos. I can't say it was "spectacular" but maybe the best choice for families with young kids that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved sitting down with the custodian and going over the history of the Maya, Mexico, and Cancun. I gained a new appreciation for Mexican history, and enjoyed his humor. He is a huge asset to the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ruins are smaller, but filled with lizards that love to pose for you!!! It's a reasonably priced, fun excursion that is easy to get to. No crowds when we visited, and a lot of great photo opportunities! Guides are available, but we enjoyed just exploring on our own!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our second last day, we went and spent two hours at the ruins. We paid a highly educated elderly man $100 pesos each and experienced a very interesting tour of the ruins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Cancun a number of times, and we have always said that we should to to El Rey. Then we book a tour to Coba or somewhere and say next time. This time we went and it wasn't as immense as it's big brothers, but it was very nice and it was in our back yard, almost. We... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were only 4 signs that had English which told very little so basically it is just some crumbling ruins with no explanation and a couple iguanas. No tours were offered. Save yourself the 50 pesos and go to anything but this.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After paying our admission fee, a gentleman met us at the entrance, offering historical background on the Mayans and how they came to Cancun. For the price of $10 American (2 people), he gave background on Mayan/Cancun history and the ruins that we were about to see. Not as extravagant as Tulum or Chichenitza but still a good overview of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very educational tour and our guide was a retired archeologists so the tour was very informative He was a proud Mayan descendant and his passion was clear. The guide costs an additional 100 pesos.

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