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El Meco Ruins

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Address: Puerto Juarez 77500, Mexico

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This place was small but cool

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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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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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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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It has better reconstructed ruins than El Rey (the ruins in the Cancun hotel zone). There are wild Iguanas on the site. There is a small entrance fee, at the time it was 47 pesos per adult. As a bonus worth the trip by itself, we saw the wild coatis living around the site. We were told coatis will eat... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I agree with Nancy that this really is a hidden gem located well away from the Hotel District and its strip. It is by researching on sites such as Tripadvisor that you can identify these less well known attractions before you visit a country. Admission fees modest but bathroom facilities provided. Small site with interesting wildlife in jungle area that... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

While we were vacationing in Playa Mujeres we took a cab to the ferry in Puerto Jaurez. On the way we discovered El Meco on the roadside. We did not want to spend hours getting to Chichen Itza or Tulum but we did want to see some ruins. Our taxi driver stopped and we spend 40 minutes and about $3.00pp... More 

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

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