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El Meco Ruins

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Address: Puerto Juarez 77500, Mexico

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Great little site

I was staying in puerto juarez and read on TA about this local archaeological site and I am so glad I visited. I got there even before the keeper, at 8am and had the site all to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Londra
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166 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I was staying in puerto juarez and read on TA about this local archaeological site and I am so glad I visited. I got there even before the keeper, at 8am and had the site all to myself for the next hour or so. It's not very big but it's well kept and has a few interesting structures with columns... More 

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Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Small Mayan ruins just 15 mins from Cancun's downtown. You feel like in the middle of the jungle. The ruins are small and you can totally walk them in 30 minutes. You'll find lots of iguanas! Pyramids are small but well conserved.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a very small set of ruins and so fun to visit. You get to be up close and personal with the ruins, you wont have 20 million people in your way for photos like Chichen Itza and Tulum. You will see lots of lizards and birds and have a really nice intimate experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Very peaceful little place. The man that runs the site is super friendly and speaks English. When the Coati come out to play he will feed them tortillas. The other wildlife to be expected is large grey iguanas crawling around the temples. It doesn't cost very much to get in. The bathrooms are free and clean. The temples are cool... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I was here last Friday (April 3rd 2015) and I now have to get rabies shots. The tour guide made me feed some wild Coati's (he physically grabbed me and held on to my hand even though I was not comfortable) and one bit me and drew blood. When I returned to the states, I was advised to get rabies... More 

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Anamosa, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We spotted it during a cab ride to the fast ferry and decided we saw enough from the road. There was not a lot to it and we had not planned any ruins or historical sightseeing for this trip.

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Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This small Mayan fishing village ruin is quiet and peaceful. A real undiscovered gem and a perfect place to see authentic mayan ruins without the crowds at larger sites. The price is only about 45 pesos and the gentleman at gate is very friendly and will teach you a few words in Mayan. There is nothing to purchase here so... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Near Cancun, so if your just on a party trip you can get a little history while your there. Places like Uxmal. Sayil, Kaba and Labna give you much more of an idea what Mayan life was like. Worth an hour of your time.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This amazing site was only a 10 minute walk from our resort (All Ritmo) and was such a wonderful place. We arrived around 9 am, paid 47 pesos for the two of us (our 3 children were admitted at no charge) and were greeted by a very friendly gentleman who provided us with some information and sent us off to... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this site. I have visited all the other attractions in the Cancun area and it was wonderful to discover this little gem. There is something so magical about Mayan ruins, and I'm so glad I discovered this on TA. I was staying in Playa Mujeres, and it was a very quick cab ride here. The taxi was... More 

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Address: Puerto Juarez 77500, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Puerto Juarez

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