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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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IF YOU dont have the time or dont want to spend a day on a bus,,,go to el-rey,, located across from the crown paradise club CANCUN and playa delphines///you will not be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

IF YOU dont have the time or dont want to spend a day on a bus,,,go to el-rey,, located across from the crown paradise club CANCUN and playa delphines///you will not be dissapointed!!!! super happy they saved this section of the hotelers zona..its cheap and can be outta there in a couple hours or less!!!!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

El Rey is located along the Hotel Zone of Cancun, tucked away behind large trees and a small sign. For 43 pesos (per person) this hidden gem is an old Mayan village for exploration. The site opens at 8 AM for the coolest temperatures. There are plenty of signs in both Spanish and English translation. The entire site takes less... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A good selection of Mayan ruins (not too many explanations for them unfortunately) but a few pesos to get in and wander through at your leisure. An array of iguanas of all sizes who saunter out of your way or, if you're loud, they beat a hasty retreat (cue a family from the US and iguanas disappeared for about 10... More 

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Falcon Heights, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

cheap admission, less visited and less crowded, easily accessible by bus from anywhere on the hotel zone. You can climb some of the ruins, view is much better from the top. Bring some bananas from your breakfast if you wish.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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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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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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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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