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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"
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"small site"
in 26 reviews
"small ruin"
in 18 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 12 reviews
"bring bananas"
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"iguanas roaming"
in 10 reviews
"entry fee"
in 23 reviews
"crown paradise"
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"close to the hotel"
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"archaeological site"
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"pesos per person"
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"city bus"
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"per adult"
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"well worth the visit"
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"public beach"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 27 March 2015

We traveled with a 9 and 11 year old. We considered touring some of the big ruins, but weren't convinced it'd be a good use of time/money with the kids. Turns out El Rey was perfect for us. Short bus ride, couple bucks entry, barely...More

Thank Ben M
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Reviewed 27 March 2015

Xinchen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil, Mayan viilages were great choices, I knew basic Maya history but to see first hand with camera to record was fabulous, with excellent guides, bus driver, service -- highly recomend to take the Classic tour.

Thank Francis M
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

Great place to visit and near the Hotel area. We spent a few hours walking and just taking in all the culture left on this place. We were lucky to visit with one of the head people for the archeological department. They were doing some...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2015

For those not wanting to travel to other ruins in the area, this is a perfect place to visit and learn about the Mayan culture and history. It is right on the island.

Thank fishing2015
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Reviewed 24 March 2015

Interesting ruins in the hotel zone of Cancun; worth taking an hour to walk around. Site literally crawling with iguanas of all sizes if wanting to see them.

Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

This is a very well preserved piece of Mayan architecture that is hidden right in the hotel zone of Cancun. It's an awesome cheap afternoon trip that doesn't require any planning. They also let you climb on pretty much all the structures!

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Reviewed 18 March 2015

Love this place and everyone that comes to visit us in Cancun we take here! Iguana's everywhere and they leave you around but make the place even more real. It's so wild to think that the Mayan's used to live right there…There are signs to...More

Thank Shelley H
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

I was expecting a couple of huts. It is 47 structures and about 500 meters long. If you are patient and are really interested in checking it out, this could be a 2-3 hour activity. The informational plaques at the individual structures are written in...More

1  Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 16 March 2015

this is nice little ruins. you can climb on them and take lots of picture. not a lot of people and a lot of lizzards! when we went, we were only 2 on the entire site. great little place just in front of playa delphine

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Reviewed 14 March 2015

Turns out I'm not much of a Maya ruins lover, so that's reflected in my rating. Otherwise, this is a very easy ruin to visit on the strip of the hotel zone. I can't imagine spending more than an hour here, but easy proximity to...More

1  Thank lovelofi
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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
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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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