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El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey)

Blvd Kukulcan Km 17 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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Ranked #22 of 85 Attractions in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: The past meets the present in this ancient Mayan structure located right in the middle of Cancun's Hotel Zone.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Was difficult to find but was well worth the hassle. The ruins were amazing and very cheap to visit. Make sure you take a drink with you as there are no facilities on site

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I took a bus here, bringing a couple of water bottles and three bananas. I didn't bother with sunscreen since it wasn't the hot time of the year. I did wear a wide-brimmed hat though. There are close to 50 stone structures here, including columns, walls, and stepped pyramids; that is, the remnants of those structures. For time and the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The ruins are nice, but the iguana are the main attraction. We brought fresh fruit (apples, plums, bananas) that we saved over a few days from breakfast. The iguanas will come towards you so be sure to save enough fruit for your walk back out. We spent about an hour. Nice place to visit. There is an indoor portion to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If in the area I really recommend going to see Rey Ruins! I went about mid day with my friend and we had the whole place to ourselves! It looks ama but honestly it was quite big! We got to climb the bigger ruin in the back and had the perfect view of the the smaller ruins to take pictures!... More

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a must see, they are nowhere on the scale of Itza but are well worth a look. A bargain entrance fee and easily accessible from the bus! There are so many Iguana here just roaming around it just adds to the ruins! Well kept and a great find thanks to trip advisor!!!

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Manteca, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Traveling with extended family, of various ages and physical capabilities. We all wanted to see ruins but not everyone wanted to make a whole day of it, so we decided to check out El Rey. We stayed at the Omni, and caught the bus which only took a few minutes and dropped us off right in front of the ruins.... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We went to El Rey ruins in the morning. There were only a few tourist (two other families while we were there) so we basically had the whole place to ourselves. It was very hot like every other place we went, but luckily it has some shade on the side and a tent in the middle of the ruins so... More

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Orlando
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We are staying at the hotel GR Solaris, in the Cancun resort area, very close to El Ray. We walked to El Ray from our hotel in 10minutes. The entrance fee was $4USD pp. We were the only visitors when we arrived, which was great, no crowds, no vendors, just us in the ruins in the jungle. BRING: your own... More

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OKAWVILLE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Went to see, lots of iguanas here, can climb on the ruins. about $5.00 for 2 people. Lots of opportunity to take picures. Bathrooms clean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This small, but extremely convenient, park is located right in the middle of the hotel zone and is great for a quick outing to see some ruins. It's also a great place to see iguanas, since the park is also a protected habitat for them.

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