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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 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 2 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mayan ruins between Cancun's hotel zone and the airport. Easy to reach by local bus. It is filled with Mayan ruins and friendly iguanas. We've been to Cancun 6 times and have visited El Rey three. It's a great, "un-touristy", not expensive place to spend an hour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't have time to see Chichen Itza this is a nice option. Its a quick stop in the hotel zone, all you need is an hour or less. More iguanas than people! Really nice photo opportunity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not expecting such an interesting and wonderful Mayan archaeological site! Truly wonderful if you enjoy history and culture. The cost to enter was about $3 US, but worth more for the experience. Lots of iguanas roaming around, sun bathing and such. Great photo ops. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was 10 min away from our hotel (fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun). You can take the bus it is a lot cheaper than taxi and the drivers are really friendly and helpful. It is not as big a Chichen Itzabut it is definitely worth it. Watch out for the iguanas, some are huge. Our children loved the place (11 and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't in Cancun for too long so we didn't want to travel away fro a whole day to see the ruins. El Rey was perfect because it was walking distance from the hotel and only 50 pesos to get in. We loved experiencing a little bit of the past without giving up a whole day of our vacation!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd recommend this place as a time waster and/or for kids (and impatient husbands lol) that would be miserable on an all day, lots of walking when its hot, tour at Chichen Itza or Tulum. No more than an hour needed here. Still a decent place to look at and check out what seems to be a million iguanas. $6/per... More 

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