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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 #13 of 56 Attractions in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The past meets the present in this ancient Mayan structure located right in the middle of Cancun's...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner 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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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The El Rey ruins are a cheap hour of wandering around, conveniently located on a bus route across from the Iberostar hotel near the south end of the hotel strip. They tell you not to feed the iguanas, but if you absolutely have to then take some grapes, apple or banana, or a small amount of bun will not harm... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My bf and I were on a relax vacation. We've been to the main attractions like Chicenitza and Tulum and this trip was just to see what we came across. Self guided tour of Mayan 'plaza' ruins. Would have liked more info but still a great place to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My wife and I never would have found this place if we hadn't ventured out for a walk from the Westin at the South end of the strip towards the North end along the main road by the lagoon. The entrance to the ruins is tucked away, almost hidden from public view. We were given three rules by the park... More 

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Milbank, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

El Rey, located on the hotel zone / beach area of Cancun is just fantastic. After the huge size of Chichan Itza and Tulum which include huge tourist crowds and people selling to them El Rey is a relief of a small quiet peaceful Mayan ruin located just steps from the route #1 bus stop that runs every few minutes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A very small site but quite a lot to see here and easily accessible on the local bus for the hotel zone. The entrance fee was approx 4 USD

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is close to the hotel zone. We rode the bus. 9.5 peso. I think it cost $4.50 usd to get in. There were only 3 other people there besides us & 100 or so iguanas! They were everywhere you looked! We really didn't want to spend the day traveling to see ruins so this was perfect for us.

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Maryville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a small self guided tour, with little information about the site. There were a couple of signs explaining what you were looking at, but not enough. The price is reasonable at $4 but would be willing to pay more for a more informational type setting. The iguana's stole the show.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Ruins were nicely presented but the iguanas were the stars. They loved bananas and took them from your hand if you were brave enough. Look out behind you though as you could be surrounded by a group of them very quickly.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

First ruins i;ve visited in Mexico, I was expecting something different. Is really small site . Worth to see if you're in the area: it doesn't take too long to visit and then you have beautiful beaches around...

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

If you do not want to take long coach journeys to the more popular Mayan historic sights, this is in the hotel zone and walking distance from many of the beach front hotels. Otherwise get a local bus for less than 10 peso per journey per person. Well worth the visit and, afterwards, cross the road (carefully) and take in... More 

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