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El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey)

Address: Blvd Kukulcan Km 17 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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Ranked #13 of 57 Attractions in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The ruin at El Rey are right of the road from the hotels. So many iguanas to look at on the runs. Easy walking, very hot in the sun, make sure to take a hat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Went here with the Hummer tour, No to many people here. You basically get the whole place to yourself. A must see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

this is handy to get too and is nice to walk around but its small and you'll be done in 20 minutes, not bad for $4 though. If you have time venture further for bigger and better ruins

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Dover, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Small ruins in the hotel zone. Just take the bus to the ruins and spend an hour walking around. Great photo opportunities because you can climb the ruins and get some great pictures. And yes there are iguanas everywhere, which was very cool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Small, self guided tour of the ruins. Lots of iguanas! It was nice being able to see some ruins and not spend an entire day doing it. We took the public bus from our resort, which was an adventure (not sure where the stop bell is, or when we had to get off). We will go back!

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We have visited the El Rey Ruins for the past 10 years to so. It gets better every year with more discoveries and cleaning up archeological structures. There are plenty of iguanas if interested in taking pictures. The place is located near the public beach in Cancun on the lagoon side. The fee is 47 pesos (foreign currencies not accepted).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was the quietest most tranquil place I found while in Cancun, a really nice change. The ruins aren't as magnificent as those in other areas, but they are pretty cool, and despite being located in the hotel zone this place had way less tourists than Chitzen Itza or Coba. Very low-pressure guides are available to give more information too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This easily accessible (bus stop; on main road) and inexpensive site allows you to walk around, even on some of the ruins, and to enjoy the many different iguanas who thrive there.

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A quiet and cheap visit (less than 50 pesos per person). It was easy to access from our hotel and is on the bus route, across from playa Delfines. The site could use a few more signs to tell about the history and use of the various buildings. Heck, I would have paid a few pesos for a brochure. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A small attraction that must be seen. You pay about $5 to enter & walk about freely. You can walk on the ruins, which I think they shouldn't let you. There were many birds in the brush. There are hundreds of different sizes & colors of iguanas. Good photo opp. How often in your lifetime will you say that you... More 

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