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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 84 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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OKAWVILLE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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East Windsor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Since I didn't want to devote a full day to one of the major ruins, El Rey was a perfect alternative. I got there very early in the day (opens 8am) to avoid the heat and for $4.00 entrance fee, it was definitely worth the trip!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great place with a lot to see. The location is awesome as you can reach this place by bus in the hotel zone. Went there on a cloudy day as there are a lot of exposed areas and it would have been hot under the sun. Also go early in the morning as there can be big buses full of... More

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I've been to Cancun 10+ times but have never had these ruins on my radar. We are so glad we visited this time. Smaller ruins, but very nice. Iguana everywhere. We took fruit and tossed pieces to the animals. If you go, take apples, etc. You can get some good pics! Admission is $4.30 american. There are no vendors so... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit that makes little advertising. You can actually get close to the ruins and touch them, unlike in Tulum, where they are corded off from visitors. Also, if you are a Mexican citizen, you can enter free on Sundays with your ID. There are tons of iguanas, who appear to be posing for a... More

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Chino Hills, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The El Rey Ruins were just down the street from my hotel which was great because we were only in Cancun for 3 1/2 days. There were lots of iguanas and ruins of incense temples. It is an active archaeological site. It has a bathroom and is open from 8-5pm and is in the direct sunlight. There is lots of... More

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Round Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

love the place, iguanas everywhere and the rich Mayan history!!! Great learning experience for the entire family especially for my 5th grade son!!! The place is very accessible by bus to any hotels in the hotel zone,another great cultural experience since your riding the bus with the locals!!!

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This attraction is on the same road as the hotels, but if you are visiting Chichen-Itza or Tulum you may very well skip this place. If you are not visiting one of those, you may want to see this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It's not Chichen Itza, Tulum or Coba. But if you're in Cancun and not inclined to spend a day and dough for one of those spectacular places, El Rey is a well maintained small site, easy to reach by bus, and populated by more iguanas than tourists. It's also a short walk from the beautiful Playa Delfines public beach. Give... More

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