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El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey)

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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 self guided tour entry fee crown paradise close to the hotel bring water archaeological site per adult nice place to visit well worth the visit walk around own pace couple of hours lagoon side cancun sign mayan history us dollars
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Reviewed February 15, 2018

El Rey is in the hotel zone with easy access by the local bus system. It is the ruins of a Mayan fishing village and is a great place for young children to run a bit and see lots of iguanas. Usually there is someone...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Judy G
Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for a quick 30 minute walk this is it. It is a self guided tour and there are only a couple of placards at some of the structures that are still partly in tact. If you want a guide or to see...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank 12jeffreyb
Reviewed February 3, 2018

This was ok few ruins of old buildings nothing spectacular spent more time looking at the iguanas that have moved in, bit of fun to pass the time.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Chris G
Reviewed February 2, 2018

This is a great little ruin. It clearly showed the architecture of the Mayans and was not extremely crowded. I was able to take pictures without other people in them. There were lots of iguanas basking in the sun!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

We stayed on the strip and all our children are under 10. This was the best option for them without a several hour bus ride. Kids loved seeing the Iguanas. Price was reasonable and there are many transport options to get there. Next time when...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Brian S
Reviewed January 29, 2018

This was a great couple hour trip. It was walking distance from out resort in the Hotel Zone, bus trip is only $1usd a person if you are not in walking distance. It only cost $3usd each to get in. It is a decent sized...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

This is a ruin of a small Mayan ruins located right on Kukulcan blvd near the Delfines. Admission is only a few dollars, which gives you access to the grounds. There are no brochures or maps, just a guy to take your money. There was...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank gaffroz
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Great Mayan ruins located on a beach cliff setting. Amazing view. Easy to visit (very close to Tulum).

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Hossein K
Reviewed January 19, 2018

local view of typical Mexican ruins. the layout of the ruins indicate the complex worship centers used during historic mexican culture. worth spending a hour . no tour guide or literature documentation.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Rahul S
Reviewed January 19, 2018

If you are pressed for time or don't have transportation to venture outside of Cancun to see Mayan ruins, a visit to El Rey Ruins is well worth the trip. The terrain is mostly flat, so it's an easy walk. There are iguanas everywhere. And...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank 34annmaried
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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 markgK5393KZ | 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