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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
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Description: The past meets the present in this ancient Mayan structure located right...
The past meets the present in this ancient Mayan structure located right in the middle of Cancun's Hotel Zone.
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Cute archeological site

We went to the Rey b/c we thought it would be worth it to check out some ancient ruins not far from the hotel strip. We took a short bus ride to El Rey & the cost of admission was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

Really old ruins which give you a really good idea of how it all started before the bigger attractions. Was a great place to take my daughter

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We went to the Rey b/c we thought it would be worth it to check out some ancient ruins not far from the hotel strip. We took a short bus ride to El Rey & the cost of admission was really low (compared to all the other attractions in Mexico). It pays to pay in pesos rather than dollars b/c... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Having already visited some of the bigger archaeological sites on previous visits and reading the reviews on here, we decided to give El Rey a visit. It's really best to visit in the morning as it gets extremely hot. We travelled by city bus from our hotel in the hotel zone and the driver told us when it was our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We missed a tour of the Tulum Ruins but took a boat to view it from the ocean. We saw the El Rey as we tried to drive into Cancun Hotel Zone. Since we missed the Tulum ruins we parked to take some photos. The El Rey was a quick visit as all ruins ended up looking the same. Saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Terrific place to visit if you are in Cancun. We took the city bus for about 20 pesos to the ruins from the Royal Islander. The entry fee was approximately $5 USA. We were the only people there and could climb on the ruins and explore all we wanted. Lots of iguana.....however, none of them seemed to be aggressive at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We enjoyed this more than Talum because the site is less commercial and much fewer tourists. The ruins area is much smaller than Talum, but you get to see the structures up close without tons of tourists crowding for photos. There is a peace and sense of history and culture at this site that is much more prevalent than at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

we have chichen niza(?) excursion too, this is a mini version. This is close to the Westin Lagunamar, we were bored and just want to compare to other ruins we saw.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Take a 1/2 hour of your time to visit El Rey Mayan ruins. The entrance fee is minimal and was a great way to take in the Mexican culture. You can climb on these, unlike Chichen Itza. It's a great place to take pictures and chase some iguanas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Ruins were a half mile walk from our hotel (GR Solaris). Cost 47 pesos to get in which is about $3-4. Nothing fancy but for a 1-2 hour walk and tour it was worth it. Site is small but the explanations, while there are not many of them, tell enough to be able to see what the site would have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It's not very expensive to visit, which is a pretty good reflection of what you get out of it. Only 47 pesos to get in to see a few ruins with a few panels that weren't very exciting. The neatest part of this site just may be the iguanas. I went early in the morning and had the place to... More 

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Address: Blvd Kukulcan Km 17 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun

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