We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museo Maya de Cancun

Blvd. Kukulcan Km 16. 5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun Quintana Roo | Esq. Gucumatz, Cancun 77500, Mexico
(998) 885 38 42 y 43
Improve this listing
88%
Ranked #5 of 56 Attractions in Cancun
Type: Museums
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Attraction details
Type: Museums
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Hotels near Museo Maya de Cancun

Write a Review

794 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    443
    257
    85
    7
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
montreal
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

It rained that day so we decided to do an indoor activity but we had some breaks as well so we were able to walk around and visit the outdoor exhibition. For $6. it was inexpensive and quite educational.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The displays were well done, but some of them do not have English translations. Wear comfortable walking shoes if you want to see the Mayan ruins; the trail is a stone path. Definitely a good deal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

During some excavation for a hotel expansion, they started finding artifacts and turned the piece of property over to the Mexican government and built the museum. There are wonderful artifacts and exhibits on display and there is a garden out side that has many of the buildings excavated for viewing. A great look back into the past of the Yucatan... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fall Creek, Wisconsin
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

An excellent little museum close to Cancun hotels. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating was the lack of English explanations for many of the display items. Frustrating!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This is a nice modern museum, with even English information about Mayan history and artefacts. San Miguelito is a very nice place for a walk! Bring a bottle of water for your walk.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Saw the entrance to this fairly new structure on the way into Cancun from the airport. Amazingly this is not promoted more at the hotels and resorts. The grounds are right on the main drag (Ave. Kulkucan) but you'd never know they were there. Small site of an outlying settlement. Lush walking paths with plenty of rest areas. But the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington, DC
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The museum is a recent addition to Cancun and it is definitely worth a visit. There are cool ruins outside and magnificent displays inside. We learned a lot about the fascinating Mayan history. It is conveniently located in the hotel zone. They could use some more signage in English for us non-Spanish speakers, but we managed to get the gist... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Huntington
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We were surprised to find the ruins of a Mayan village in a modern museum right in the middle of the hotel strip. The admission charge is minimal. The outdoor village exhibit is well marked with interesting and informative signs. The indoor exhibits are beautifully displayed and surprisingly extensive. It is convenient to the hotels and can be reached by... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Beautiful museum with informative material. Much of the material was in English, so we learned much about Mayan history and culture. Definitely worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marietta, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Right in the hotel zone, cheap entrance fee and a great way to spend a rainy or hot couple of hours. The museum was very informational and the ruins okay, but make sure you also visit El Rey to see the rest of the old settlement.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Museo Maya de Cancun also viewed

 
 

Been to Museo Maya de Cancun? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Museo Maya de Cancun staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?