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El Meco Ruins

Puerto Juarez 77500, Mexico
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Id like to make a special review re guarding this site as they are rare and need our support this archaeological site is still work in progress. It was just 10 mins walk down the road from our hotel Sea Adventure, and is well worth the visit. although ruins the main mian pyramid is still virtualy intact its said to... More

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Traverse City
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This site is perfect for a quiet exploration of some ruins without all the crowds or any venders. While we stopped as part of a Dancer cruise tour, it is just a short distance from the hotel district of Cancun.

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Kirkland, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

First time finding these ruins. They are just down the road from the ferry to isla mujeres. We paid the small fee to get in and spent a great afternoon with the ruins and iguanas.

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Stamford, CT
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We didn't want to drive all the way to Chichen Itza, cuz we were travelling with a 9 month old. El MEco was fabulous -- not crowded, very pretty, all the iguanas anyone could ever want. And it cost 4 pesos to get in! No touristy stuff.

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LA, Calif
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169 reviews 169 reviews
61 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This is our 27th year visiting Cancun and we just discovered El Meco, a hidden gem of Mayan ruins. Part of the allure of Yucatan for us is fascination with the history of the Mayan people and the ruins that cover the area. So close to downtown Cancun, it is a pleasant ride to El Meco and an opportunity to... More

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Anacortes, Washington, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We had visited El Rey ruins when staying on the Cancun Hotel zone so wanted to visit El Meco while staying at Villa del Palmar. It was a 30 minute walk from the hotel, but worth the visit. Entrance was 42 pesos per person. Lots of foundations, columns and a substantial temple structure. Climbing on the structures is forbidden by... More

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Very Nice Place in Cancun, we had excellent experiencie, the hospitality was excellent, they do have parking lot and you can stay there eating some lunch with your family, Enjoyed!!!

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Lafayette, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We always stay on Isla Mujeres and are always looking for new things to do when we are there so this year we added El Meco (and combined it with a visit to El Refugio del Pirata Morgan which I am reviewing separately) and it was well worth the stop. While they are smaller, Mayan ruins they were still really... More

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Placencia, Belize
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20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I joke that El Meco was full of El Geiko (Iguana's). You see these ruins are very rarely visited and the Iguana's have taken over the place.Our visit to the El Meco ruins was one of the highlights of our Expedition thru Mexico ( Central America Overland Expeditions ) and specifically the Yucatan. We had been to Chichen Itza and... More

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Kamloops, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed just a few doors down the street from El Meco, so it was an easy was for a morning stroll. Very peaceful, with no crowds to contend with. You can't climb the ruins, but that was okay. A great place to spend a couple of hours.

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