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El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey)

Blvd Kukulcan Km 17 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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Ranked #22 of 85 Attractions in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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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Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

my hotel was right in front of these ruins so my mom and i went to take a look and we were pleasantly surprised! the ruins are really impressive and there is a descrption on every ruin so it is educational at the same time. way cheaper and closer than the trip to see the big pyramids and just as... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The missing 2 stars are not because the ruins are crap, or expensive or pointless - it's just that there exists within a day trip Uxmal and Chichen Itza which are significantly better. But this is conveniently located at km 17 of the hotel strip (Iberostar Cancun opposite, R1, R2 etc buses get there easily enough). I liked them, but... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We took about a ten to fifteen minute bus ride from the hotel zone to get here. We didn't get a chance for the Mayan tours, so we thought of this as the next best option. For about a $4.00 entry fee we were able to see some of the platforms and structures. But as other reviews say, the iguanas... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This site was 5 minutes walk from our hotel. You must take your own water & camera. You get chance to walk the "avenue" of this Mayan market town, touch & (if you wish in the heat) to climb the ruins. You can really see the shape of the houses, temple and high street. This is worth the modest entrance... More

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a small but interesting place to visit. It is located almost at the end of the main boulevard. I have the chance to visit the site with a guide, as part of the amphibious bus tour. The personnel of the site are very nice and even it was raining the day we visited it, was a good and... More

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Derby uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was a tranquil place at the end of Cancun strip.Its easy and cheap to get to on the Cancun strip bus. There us a small entrance it has lots of iguanas some really big if you take some fruit they will come right to you if your brave enough!we also saw a sunbird . The ruins are very interesting... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Was difficult to find but was well worth the hassle. The ruins were amazing and very cheap to visit. Make sure you take a drink with you as there are no facilities on site

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I took a bus here, bringing a couple of water bottles and three bananas. I didn't bother with sunscreen since it wasn't the hot time of the year. I did wear a wide-brimmed hat though. There are close to 50 stone structures here, including columns, walls, and stepped pyramids; that is, the remnants of those structures. For time and the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The ruins are nice, but the iguana are the main attraction. We brought fresh fruit (apples, plums, bananas) that we saved over a few days from breakfast. The iguanas will come towards you so be sure to save enough fruit for your walk back out. We spent about an hour. Nice place to visit. There is an indoor portion to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If in the area I really recommend going to see Rey Ruins! I went about mid day with my friend and we had the whole place to ourselves! It looks ama but honestly it was quite big! We got to climb the bigger ruin in the back and had the perfect view of the the smaller ruins to take pictures!... More

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