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The past meets the present in this ancient Mayan structure located right in the middle of Cancun's Hotel Zone.
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Blvd Kukulcan Km 17 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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All reviews hotel zone small site self guided tour entry fee crown paradise close to the hotel bring water archaeological site pesos per person city bus per adult well worth the visit public beach couple of hours walk around cancun sign lagoon side
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Reviewed October 11, 2007

It is an interesting site, but if you have visited Tulum and/or Chichen Itza, this is too small and not very impressive. There are many iguanas. It is free on Sundays.

8  Thank shuytza
Reviewed February 17, 2007

Let me first start off by saying that this is a very small set of ruins, and if ruins are your main focus, then you should get on a bus for an all day tour. With that being said, El Ray was great. When you...More

17  Thank ScottNChristiSTL
Reviewed January 15, 2007

There are so many Mayan archeological sites scattered all across the Yucatan Peninsula that it is easy to overlook a site like the Ruinas del Rey. But it is well worth a visit. It is right on the edge of busy Boulevard Kulkulcan at the...More

21  Thank BeatleFanFCB
Reviewed September 26, 2006

We went to the Ruins with the Jeep Adventure, it was everything they said it would be. It started at the ruins, which we caught the bus too. They gave us a great tour, we got to feed the iguanas also. Then we took the...More

9  Thank debzng
Reviewed September 5, 2006

We decided not to take the 3 hour bus trip to Chichen Itza and go to El Rey instead from our hotel, we took the bus for 65 cents. They charged us 8.00 each for the tour, when the sign said 3.00 for entrance. I...More

8  Thank LornaRose
Reviewed June 29, 2006

I didn't want to go on an all day trip to see ruins. These ruins are across from the El Pueblito. It costs $3 and is well worth it. There are restrooms there also. Make sure you bring bread because you can feed the iguanas....More

10  Thank cirosbabe
Reviewed March 2, 2006

if you have kids and are in Cancun this a great and cheep place to take them. Admission is $3.00 and you can wander till your hearts content. The ruins are not as great as the others around but your children can explore wherever they...More

17  Thank GoPlaces13416
Reviewed October 7, 2005

What a lovely way to spend an hour or two; The ruins are located on the lagoon side of the road opposite dolphin beach. The cost of entry is $3usd per person and is well worth the money. The guide offers his services to explain...More

35  Thank jujosh
Reviewed February 22, 2005

Cuncun has a hidden treasure.....the Ruins at El Rey. These ruins are in the hotel zone area at approx 18km. They are between the Hilton Cancun and El Pueblito hotels but on the lagoon side of the road. It costs 30 pesos to enter the...More

52  Thank Safari19980
Reviewed February 16, 2005

Just got back from one week of a GREAT vacation. We stayed at Blue Bay from Feb 4 to the 11, 2005. A local Cancun Ruin that was WONDERFUL was Del Ray which is at mile marker 18.5. We spent an hour there (cost $3.00...More

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Nikki K
October 13, 2017|
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Response from Julie R | Reviewed this property |
Taxis are fine as long as you agree on a price beforehand plus they will wait to take you back to your resort just so they get the fare. Much less stressful unless you are used to the bus system.
July 14, 2017|
Response from Mark G | Reviewed this property |
El Rey is a fine local attraction, but is really nothing like as impressive as Chichen Itza. It's much closer, much cheaper, not crowded, much, much smaller and has less impressive ruins. I can't speak for the museum as I... More
Latrice M
March 22, 2017|
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Response from QuickWhitTravel | Reviewed this property |
Coming from the airport, it's to the left (opposite the ocean) about a kilometer or so before you start to see hotels. I walked there from the Royal Islander resort. It's near Playa Delfines and the Cancun block letters that... More