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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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Visited here as part of a trip, and although the place holds a lot of history and would have been great to spend some time there, the humidity (98%) was quite distracting. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

El Rey is a minor Mayan ruin. It is a short taxi ride from the hotel area. It is inexpensive and is a pleasant area to walk around. The structures are interesting and the grounds are well maintained.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had to pay 4$ per person but there is nothing but a few building ruins that weren't built very long ago. The service person was loud and not very welcoming. After I went there I thought it didn't worth it even it was next to our hotel.

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect small scale visit to Mayan ruins (without the 5 hour round trip to Chichen Itza). Get a small taste of a Mayan village now home to a ridiculous amount of lizards, which is half the fun.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ruins in decay. Sounds like that is what you are there for, but an attempt to rebuild helps you use your imagination to what once was there. The Mayans would have been in paradise at the location until the western world & pirates drove them away. There is next to no information on site in Spanish or English to guide... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hidden away, but worth our walk. It was approx $4 USD entry. We spent about 30 minutes walking through. Be sure to stop and read the info as you enter, really quite interesting. The fact that this remains surrounded by busy roads and tall hotels, yet is very peaceful. Side note, the lizards are huge and everywhere! Do use... More 

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Northampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here as part of a trip, and although the place holds a lot of history and would have been great to spend some time there, the humidity (98%) was quite distracting. We had a tour lady who was very good, she told us all about the ruins, and the history relating to the Mayans. The place was not crowded... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not crowded, on the Cancun street you can see mayan temples and of course a lot of iguanas. Is not so well preserved like the famous pyramid but it really worth to see it. It is a fee but is quite small.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 August 15, 2016

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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