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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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A taste of the Mayan World with out leaving hotel row.

We walked here from Oasis Sens. It is a great way to get a taste of the Mayan World with out a three hour drive. It is inexpensive and very self guided. You can stay as long as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We walked here from Oasis Sens. It is a great way to get a taste of the Mayan World with out a three hour drive. It is inexpensive and very self guided. You can stay as long as you want and get an up close and personal view of the ruins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful ruins in the "Hotel Zone", walking distance for most hotels, or jump on a bus. Small entry fee for adults, maybe $5... children free. Provided an excellent learning opportunity for my 4 & 7 year old children. 90 minutes spent total on a self guided tour. Print map and information about the site on internet. Sunbathing iguanas everywhere. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The history is amazing awesome place a must visit.take plenty of water as not much shade but the Mayan culture is a must to do

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

They were nice ruins with a lot of iguanas. You can go anywhere on the grounds, although two small areas were cordoned off, for safety. Cheap and an easy walk from our hotel. Good starter ruins

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Richmond, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

El Rey is directly across the street from Playa Delfines. It sits down below the road level, but there are signs for it, you won't miss it! Admission is around $3USD, and it's worth that for sure. No, these Mayan ruins are not as large and grandiose as Chichen Itza or Tulum. However, they are conveniently located within the Hotel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

El Rey ruins are a quick introduction to the ancient ruins of Mayan culture that can be found throughout the Yucatan Penisula. If you're vacation plans are only to stay in the hotel zone area of the Cancun strip, then El Rey is a must see as it will provide an easy and cheap visit to some ruins. Part of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We went here because we wanted to do something besides just lay on the beach. It was really interesting to see the site and to hike around. However, I do recommend going early in the day as it gets hot.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We stopped at the ruins because they were across the street from our hotel. For anyone that has been to the large ruins like Coba or Tulum, do yourself a favor and don't compare. These are very small ruins but the fee is only 4.oo, the grounds are clean and it is a very nice walk to do at your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Its a nice walking self tour. Bus to playa Delphinas. 2 minute walk to the entrance. If you want pics of Iguanas,this the place for you. Literally all over the place. Unattended so bring a friend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very hot, take water. The four of us walked around but had no idea of the history behind what we were looking at. The gave you a booklet that didn't help much. There was no guide available which would have been very helpful. Has a few shady spots to stand in while walking through the ruins. Lots of iguanas. One... More 

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