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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 #22 of 149 things to do 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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Southwest Nova Scotia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

not enough info you just walked around really not understanding the history of the whole thing should hand out info or have a guide or even have it written on stones or something

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I'm have to qualify my description with the note that we visited in mid October and it had rained a lot so everything was somewhat flooded. During normal tourist season, there is not the sort of standing water we experienced. We made a game of it though, trying to not fall in the water! Location: It is at the southern... More 

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Rosemont, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Nice place to visit for one hr. its in the hotel strip so its near by most of the hotels. I recommend it if you have some time to spare, bring camera and also take pictures of the iguanas.

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Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

With thousands of tourists camped at the many international hotels along the strip one would expect to see some visitors to this splendid post classic historical site. WRONG.Reached by the number 1 or 2 bus, this site is an oasis from the hustle of the strip. There are many well preserved buildings . Lots of iguanas and no tourists. Admission... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Nice piece of history right on the hotel zone. It is convinient that it is situated close to the most wondeful beach. So if you feel tired of enjoying the sea view in Playa Delfines, you can spend one hour wondering in El Rey!!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great couple of hour side trip if you're staying in Cancun. $1 USD bus ride (10 min) and you're there! The ruins aren't large like in Tulum or other places in Mexico, but they are some with the frame of the structure. You're also able to 'touch' the ruins unlike in Tulum. The entry fee was only $13 USD for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The visit is super cheap and easy (you can just hop on the bus and get there, the ticket entrance is 3 $ or so), we were there in the early morning (around 9?) and for a while it was just us and the cool iguanas, enjoying the archaeological site. The ruins are not as spectacular as Chichen Itza or... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

El Rey is a small site worth an hour visit. We reached it by walking from Playa Delfines, it can also be reached by route 1 bus along Blvd. Kukulkan road at about km 18.0 in the Cancun Hotel Zone. Compared to larger sites, or even El Meco, the ruins aren't very spectacular. Its worth a visit because it can... More 

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Regina, Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Visited for an hour after the museum. Inexpensive and a chance to see some Mayan ruins without leaving Cancun. Worth a visit.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I had always wanted to swim with the dolphins ever since I was SCUBA diving. Well here you could it was about $14 per person. We thought that was quite a bargain.

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