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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.
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  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
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“small ruin” (18 reviews)
Blvd Kukulcan Km 17 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I wrote all the information in the Cancun Forum under "OMG, Irma ruined my vacation" Got a good idea!". Its only a fee US dollars to get in. Iguanas everywhere, coati (Mexican raccoon). Just don't pick them up or try to pet, they are wild...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 23 August 2017

It was interesting to see one of the archaeological sites of Quintana Roo. A good experience for all the family!

Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Ruins are facinating and the property is a good size. The entry fee is next to nothing. It's a great way to see ruins if you don't want to travel to Tulum. We took our camera with us and captured some great photos. We had...More

1  Thank DebSolis
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is a real ruin smack dab in the Hotel Zone close to Playa Delphines. You can pay a local guide a few bucks to give you a custom tour. It is small but interesting and certainly worth a half hour or so. We had...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 3 August 2017

OK. So if you don't plan on leaving the hotel zone or visiting other archaeological sights, then come to this one. It is cheap to visit, but is in, well, ruins, and no information is given about the buildings. Playa Delphines is across the street...More

Thank ejpl
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

As others have mentioned, the site is lacking in information. There are guides walking around that will teach you about the site for a fee. We went mid day on a Wednesday and only saw a handful of other people walking around. It's not crowded...More

Thank shad0wkeeper
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We went there expecting to be guided thru the ruins and told about the ruins. First they charge you $5.50 usa.pp/ then if you want a tour guide $5.00 usa more for an elderly man to show and tell you about the ruins. A picture...More

Thank tsbarringer
Reviewed 20 July 2017

As ruins go this was a little lacking. There was no one to show you around explaining the sights. The markers were in english but were few and provided little history.

1  Thank rseligjr
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I thought this site looked so small on the map and I wasn't so sure it would be worth the visit. It was! Go! Yes, the ruins are smaller as is the area. But, there are some really nice buildings and ruins. Plus, there is...More

Thank KimJ_in_Oregon
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Very interesting place to visit and easy to get to from hotels. My complaint is that there isn't enough info available. Just a couple of placards with minimal info. I wanted to know more about the site.

1  Thank Gary S
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Nikki K
13 October 2017|
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Response from Rory W | Reviewed this property |
Crown Paradise is right opposite it, literally a minute walk
14 July 2017|
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
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