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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

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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Peaceful, local, inexpensive

This is close to the hotel zone. We rode the bus. 9.5 peso. I think it cost $4.50 usd to get in. There were only 3 other people there besides us & 100 or so iguanas! They... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2014
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Milbank, South Dakota
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Reviewed 11 December 2014

El Rey, located on the hotel zone / beach area of Cancun is just fantastic. After the huge size of Chichan Itza and Tulum which include huge tourist crowds and people selling to them El Rey is a relief of a small quiet peaceful Mayan ruin located just steps from the route #1 bus stop that runs every few minutes... More 

3 Thank dburi
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 December 2014

A very small site but quite a lot to see here and easily accessible on the local bus for the hotel zone. The entrance fee was approx 4 USD

4 Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 5 December 2014 via mobile

This is close to the hotel zone. We rode the bus. 9.5 peso. I think it cost $4.50 usd to get in. There were only 3 other people there besides us & 100 or so iguanas! They were everywhere you looked! We really didn't want to spend the day traveling to see ruins so this was perfect for us.

5 Thank Dab1954
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 November 2014

Ruins were nicely presented but the iguanas were the stars. They loved bananas and took them from your hand if you were brave enough. Look out behind you though as you could be surrounded by a group of them very quickly.

4 Thank Alison H
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 November 2014

First ruins i;ve visited in Mexico, I was expecting something different. Is really small site . Worth to see if you're in the area: it doesn't take too long to visit and then you have beautiful beaches around...

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Reviewed 20 November 2014 via mobile

If you do not want to take long coach journeys to the more popular Mayan historic sights, this is in the hotel zone and walking distance from many of the beach front hotels. Otherwise get a local bus for less than 10 peso per journey per person. Well worth the visit and, afterwards, cross the road (carefully) and take in... More 

3 Thank Keith J
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Reviewed 20 November 2014 via mobile

Centrally located for those in hotel zone in Cancun. Great for those not wanting to take longer bus rides in the heart of Cancun hotel zone. Not as large as the other sites out of town but worthwhile going of you have limited time in Cancun and want to experience Mayan ruins in closer proximity to the hotel zone.

2 Thank CleopatraLasVegas
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Reviewed 19 November 2014 via mobile

We've been coming to Cancun for several years and have walked by this place countless time with out dropping in. I'm disappointed we didn't Visit sooner. A must visit self guided walking Tour will take you 1 hour or you can use a Guide. Well worth the time to get in touch with the Myan Culture.

2 Thank Ron F
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Reviewed 18 November 2014 via mobile

First of all, these ruins are not that big. If your looking for chichen itza, this isn't it. That being said, it's right in the heart of the hotel zone, super handy. Cost 43 pesos to get in. If nothing else, It's worth stopping by just to see the iguanas

1 Thank Lynette M
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Reviewed 14 November 2014

El-Rey was the inhabited by the Mayans as early as 900 AD, well worth a look & massive Iguanas roam around the grounds.

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