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El Meco Ruins

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Reviewed 8 May 2012

A brilliant place but so hot the day we went but too much to see on a coach trip. take an umbrella!

Date of experience: May 2012
Thank Frances M
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Definitely do this rather than travelling long distance to the larger ruins. We met "Jesus" who oversees the grounds and he gave the place over to us. 25 minute taxi ride from hotel zone. We were the only ones there. 42 pesos to visit. Zero...More

Date of experience: May 2012
1  Thank David J
Reviewed 29 April 2012

El Meco is a great site to visit. The best part about it is that it is not popular as it receives no publicity. More often then not you will have the entire complex to yourself and it makes for a more meditative experience than...More

Date of experience: March 2012
Thank Art D
Reviewed 28 April 2012

The gentalman taking care of this place was truely a kind soul! he stopped and talked to us like we were the only ones there ( actually we were the only ones there lol) the El Meco Ruins were beauitful and the creatures that run...More

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank coffeeQueen2012
Reviewed 10 April 2012

These ruins are much much smaller than the Tulum ruins but that's not a bad thing. This a very peaceful unique place. With the right guide (see my review of the Dancer), this can be a very informative trip. The trip can be done in...More

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank newlyweds0411
Reviewed 3 April 2012

This is a small arqueological place, with some ruins around a central piramid (el castillo). The place is very peaceful, with some huge trees and is not crowded at all. Also is great to take pictures and to meditate. The people who works there is...More

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank caviafer
Reviewed 30 March 2012

The El Mecca Ruins were a short walk from our hotel, it was a great spot to visit and there is a neat little church along the way that is outdoors and over looks the ocean

Date of experience: March 2012
1  Thank pameladahm
Reviewed 26 March 2012

we named el meco ours it was just up the road a little bit and it was n't crowded at all we will come here again

Date of experience: January 2012
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

El Meco is a great, small site where miraculoulsy you may find yourself strolling the grounds alone (or with your family, friends, or significant others). When we entered, there was a family leaving and another one arrived only upon our departure. So it's just you...More

Date of experience: February 2012
Thank WorldTravelover
Reviewed 11 March 2012

El Meco is down the road Av Paseo Jose Lopez Portillo to Puerto Juarez where you catch the ferry to Islas Mujeres which is well worth the trip. It's just 6peso on a little Collectivos red minibus Stay on the minibus after you get to...More

Date of experience: February 2012
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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 Tamanisha J | 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.