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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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Very good find in the middle of the hotel zone

Despite millions of hotels all over the hotel zone in cancun, an archaeological site still stands and it's a great way to spend an hour or so. we visited around 8,30 to avoid too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We took the public bus from the Marriott. It was about ten minutes. Admission was only about $3. It is self guided. If these are the first ruins you've seen, it is great to see. If you've been to Chitzen Itza. You may be disappointed . The best part were all of the iguanas there. My kids liked that a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Perfect little alternate to the Mayan pyramids. $47 pesos to get in , take R1 or R2 bus $10.50 pesos or $1usd . Full of harmless iguanas. After your done just cross the street walk 5 mins to playa delfines. This doesn't compare to the pyramids but if your pressed for time and want to take cool pictures than this... More 

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Londra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Despite millions of hotels all over the hotel zone in cancun, an archaeological site still stands and it's a great way to spend an hour or so. we visited around 8,30 to avoid too much crowd and too much heat, and really enjoyed it. Loads of iguanas, a snake and some interesting structures make el Rey well worth a visit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Amazing ruins located at the end of the hotelera zona. Surprisingly large archeological site and has a lot of friendly iguanas! Cheap tickets! Worth a visit!

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Waltham Cross
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Just across the road from the Crown Paradise Club hotel, and for just $47 pesos, about £2, you can spend an hour at these ruins. Well kept, good for pics and iguanas, ideal if you want a break from or are going to Playa Delphines, as it's a couple of minutes walk from there. A bus trip to the Mayan... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It was next to our hotel and only 50 pesos to enter. A lot of iguanas around! Watch out!!! Do not plan to spend more than 30 minutes there. Nice place, I wish they could provide more historical information about the ruins.

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Pataskala, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

From the outside this attraction looks like it would be a waste of time. What a surprise! 45 ruins in the Hotel Zone. Price is very economical and the iguanas were the delight for the children in our group.

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High Point, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The museum had better ruins, but it was fun to visit. Lots of iguanas. Inexpensive. Probably 1-2 hours and you will see it all. No real path, just stay out of the roped off areas.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

the ucication is amazing, is very close , but is not magnifice, is sorht place, with a great view , but exist more in area, not only here in the new turisplace, and the palce is not oafer more info about the mayan, need more to increase the experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We loved hiking around and seeing the ruins. It was raining but we still enjoyed e day. The bus trip out was s long one and a little nauseating. The displays are well preserved and easy to traverse. We did not go with the kids so cannot provide their input this time.

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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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