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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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Convenient to hotel zone, easy to fit in

This site is relatively unremarkable compared to Chichen Itza, Tulum or Ek Balam, but that doesn't mean you should skip it. It is convenient to the hotel zone and it's easy to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Jersey Village, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth visiting if you have time to kill or don't want to visit the bigger ruins. Probably the iguanas are worth seeing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It costs $3 USD per person they were directly across from out hotel so we stopped by. It took maybe 20-30 minutes to see the whole things. There was a Spanish speaking tour guide. It wasn't crowded at all. Worth it if you are staying nearby and don't have the funds for multiple day trips. Just don't expect Chitzen Itzel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice temples, it doesn't take long to go through it. But it's worth it, we drove almost 2 hours from Cancun, and we're glad that we did. Breathe taking views from the temples

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is relatively unremarkable compared to Chichen Itza, Tulum or Ek Balam, but that doesn't mean you should skip it. It is convenient to the hotel zone and it's easy to get through in under an hour. You can get a good feel for the ruins with the available signage, but it's not extensive. I would recommend a tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice 1 or 2-hour long thing to do if you're staying in the hotel zone, but don't or can't venture out to see more ruins. It's right by Playa Dolphina, so convenient if you're doing a day trip. We met a guide who explained some of the history (in English) for a fee. We weren't sure if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probaly not as "magnificent" as the ruins in Talum, but if you're staying in Cancun, well worth the $2.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As others have mentioned, this could be a good alternative for those who can't get to see Chichen Itza or Tulum. It's much smaller, within the hotel zone and there's a small picnic area. There is a tour guide, but unfortunately when we went in we weren't told that there was a tour about to start so guided ourselves. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been going for years but we thought it was just a small ruin like the one by Aqua Cancun.El Rey is really nice, big area if you don't have the time to drive to Tulum or Chichen Itza, this will do it. Specially if you have kids, this short tour is worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ruins are attractively kept and very accessible from the resorts of the Zona Hotelera by cheap local bus. But with all due respect to the ruins, the main attraction here are the iguanas, which are plentiful, entertaining and somewhat intimidating. I suggest getting here early in the morning as there is little shade and it can get very hot... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the bus for $1 USD from our hotel to the ruins. Very easy - very safe. We told the bus driver where we wanted to get off and he stopped there and let us know that was our stop. There is a sign, but we wouldn't have seen it until we were past, so the bus driver was... More 

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