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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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Blvd Kukulcan Km 17 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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All reviews hotel zone small site self guided tour entry fee close to the hotel bring water nice place to visit archaeological site per adult well worth the visit couple of hours lagoon side cancun sign own pace mayan history us dollars iguanas
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a small site with some Maya ruins. They charge 50 pesos to get in. I have a 4 and 8 year old who enjoyed walking around the ruins. Some of the ruins have plaques in English to explain what they are, but most...More

Thank lrain918
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in Cancun at Crown Paradise for 7 days last week. We decided to check this site as we didn't want to drive for close to 2 hours to see the impressive ruins in Tulum or Coba. In a nutshell, if you're staying in...More

Thank Camiloleite
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You might spend a half hour here at the most. Just a bunch of old rock structures. It’s in the hotel zone so what’s probably why there are so many reviews. Not a must see. We only went to kill some time before we left...More

Thank 56003Richard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best thing about these Mayan Ruins is the fact that they located right on Kukulcan Boulevard across from the hotels on the lagoon side. It's an easy and inexpensive way to experience an archeological site without having to spend and entire day out of...More

1  Thank lee9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No, there is a story behind them. They would be just rocks but Sergio (the 80+ private guide who happened to be working) brought El Rey, Cancun and the Mayans to life. Parking can be difficult (I parked across the street) Entry only 55 pesos....More

1  Thank Chaperoneguy
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This was across the road from our hotel so wandered over one cloudy morning. It's only 55 Pesos entrance (£2) and takes around half an hour to wander round. Lots of iguanas to see too. Nice place to visit, see some ruins and escape the...More

2  Thank T725
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

These ruins are probably "better" than my memory of them is, but right before I saw them I had seen the amazing Mayan ruins of the Puuc Trail and of Uxmal, as well as beautifully restored Chichen Itza. If these are the only ruins that...More

Thank califcasl
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We thought this would be a small non exciting tour but we met an old man Sergei Mendez and his guide tour which made this trip all the better he knew this tour inside out he gave out loads of information and pointed out the...More

1  Thank William T
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Kukulcan boulevard is full of luxury hotels, so archaeological site is quite unexpected attraction. Site is small and definitely not interesting as Coba ruins.

Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed 4 September 2018

its a smaller Mayan ruin then Tulum or coba but if you can't make it there you will be sastified with EL Rey

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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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