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El Meco Ruins

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All reviews visited el hotel district great site cancun centre cab driver archaeological site bring water ferry to isla mujeres couple of hours mayan culture chichen itza for sale day trip entrance fee great trip iguanas pesos
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Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in the hotel zone and taking a bus or a tour for hours to get to either Chichén Itza or Tulum wasn’t appealing to us. We found out about El Meco just outside of Cancun and are so happy we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank angieg545
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

The nice thing about these ruins is they are in Cancun. You don’t have to drive for hours to see them. They aren’t as impressive as some of the others, but still worth a look!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank F1079EGjanb
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We were on a tour of Xunantunich and Tulum. The bus picked us up at the cruise ship and took us to both sites. The El Meca ruins were very interesting to see and the best part was that we could climb up the large...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank lazarom501
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We decided to do the Coba trip after our trip to chichen itza last year! And in all honesty even though Coba is not as big, its a far more enjoyable trip! Our guide Rob was exceptionally informative and had a true passion in his...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Ian S
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We visited El Meco during a 7 hour layover. We obviously had limited time but didn't have want to spend our layover in the airport. We hired a driver from the airport who took us to El Meco and waited while we walked around. There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank E U
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We stopped at El Meco from the airport on the way to Isla Mujeres. The site didn't have a lot of signage, but the setting was easy to get to, shaded and we saw coatis and lots of iguanas. There were a handful of other...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank travelfarandwide2018
Reviewed 13 June 2018

The 4 star rating is because of the small scale ruins, nothing impressive, but still a very nice surprise, so close to Cancun

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rotidan
Reviewed 30 May 2018

If you do not want to spend a full day traveling to archaological ruins, this is the place for you! El Meco is close enough to the hotel zone by cab to get back to your resort for beach time! Go in the morning when...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank Nirose42
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

El Meco is close to Puerto Juarez and el Rey is in the zona hotelera. We got Elias a great taxi driver he took us to all the less commercialized Mayan sites and to the Mayan museum. It was a wonderful excursion for far less...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank charlestonrealtor
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We were 5 in our group and the only visitors when the site opened. The attendant was nice and welcoming. Lots of iguanas roaming around the site. I think the site is excellent for families with children. Wide open areas for kids to run if...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Katherine Q
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21 June 2018|
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Response from galeanne1961 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s open 7 days a week. I think the hours are 8:00-4:30pm. Nice little site.
Tammy T
23 April 2016|
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Response from tamanishajohn | Reviewed this property |
I just checked the distance and it's not. I'd recommend taking the white or blue vans that run up and down the straight street, as they would only charge 7 pesos and the taxis overcharge when you don't get them through your... More
21 March 2015|
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Response from Cbleggs |
I think it was about 40 pesos - about 5.00 seems right.