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El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey)

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Address: Blvd Kukulcan Km 17 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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The past meets the present in this ancient Mayan structure located right in...

The past meets the present in this ancient Mayan structure located right in the middle of Cancun's Hotel Zone.

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Right in the heart of the hotel zone these Mayan ruins are definitely worth a visit Remember to take some fruit to feed the Iguanas

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent half an hour here looking round the ruins and there was only us there. Got to say it wasn't that exciting, it was just a small activity whilst we went to the playa delfines beach later on which was only about 1 minute up the road. It cost $50 pesos to get in and although it wasn't much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The site is very close to the "Cancun" sign where every tourist take pictures with. It's great to have an idea of the Mayan culture before venturing to the bigger archaelogical sites (which is a must in Mexico) and this site is in the Costa Hotelera. Just take the bus at the main avenue and say to the driver El... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great local Mayan ruins. More than sufficient for the very causal Mayan fan to get an understanding of the Mayan's ability to build religious structures and pyramids - and to be back in one's hotel in less than 2 hours. Not the largest site, but sufficient and then you will feel cultured. We took a Taxi back and forth. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't expecting much, I was pleasantly surprised. It was a lot larger than I thought it would be. You can't beat the cost at 50 pesos to see authentic ruins and iguanas everywhere. Very cool for the hotel zone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for something to do on the Hotel Zone Strip in Cancun, go see the ruins at El Rey. It's across the street from the beach with the CANCUN sign on the lagoon side. We used the bus to get there from our hotel. The fee to enter is minimal and our kids were free. It didn't take us long... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although youtube videos show people feeding the iguanas, there are signs prohibiting such. Not much to do other than walk around...we would skip this in favor of staying on the beach at our hotel next time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I knew it was fairly small after reading the reviews so had low expectations. It was quite cheap to get in and you will probably be in and back out within 30 mins but can get some good photos of some small ruins plus plenty of iguanas too. Worth a quick stop off with the frequent plus services outside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool ruins to see if you have dont have much time or dont want to travel all the way to Tulum. They really arent kept up that well, which is a shame. They could use more explanations and diagrams, etc. The best part was probably all the iguanas that were around the grounds, along with the close proximity to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right in the heart of the hotel zone these Mayan ruins are definitely worth a visit Remember to take some fruit to feed the Iguanas

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This was a lovely location, quiet and quite magical. There were also many iguanas on the ruins. As this is a less visited facility it did not have the same traffic as Tulum and other sites. This meant we had time to read and not worry about crowds. Well worth the visit and right in Cancun.

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