Mayan Museum of Cancun

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Mayan Museum of Cancun
4.5
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Archaeological museum with exhibitions about the mayan culture. Museo arqueológico con exhibiciones sobre la cultura maya prehispánica.
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MNMAVERIC
Lakeville, MN121 contributions
Great stop for your morning or afternoon if you are looking for something to do that is outside your resort but not far on travel or time. This location is steps away from popular resorts like Hotel Emporio, Royal Uno, Seadust, and The Royal Islander. It is also right across the street from a shopping complex, excursions park, and gas station.

The fee to get in is very small, I think it was like $4-5 a person when we visited. Inside access includes a small museum that showcases a sampling of Mayan artifacts with a good amount of historic narrative woven in as well as a small art gallery featuring local artists.

Outside, you find a couple of trails spread throughout what used to be a Mayan community complex. You will see ruins that show a few government buildings, living quarters, and a small stair step temple occupied by the Mayans at one point in time. Be on the lookout for local fauna - lots of reptiles and birds make this little sanctuary home. The outside paths are shaded by a small little forest that makes it feel like you are in the middle of the Yucatan jungle instead of the Cancun strip.

Great stop for families and those who are looking too add a little adventure to the usual pool/beach/buffet Cancun vacation.
Written April 19, 2022
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dr_j_now
Germantown, WI582 contributions
This museum has a nice collection of Mayan artifacts as well as an art section inside and Mayan ruins outside. We were much more interested in the artifacts than art and spent a majority of our time in those exhibits and outside in the ruins. Some of the signs are Spanish only, but enough are in English as well and we made do with understanding what we could from the ones that were not. Outside are the San Miguelito ruins as I mentioned and its quite neat to see these preserved right in the hotel zone. It's obviously not as impressive as Coba, Tulum, or Chichen Itza, but it's still worth seeing and enjoying.

Admission is quite cheap for what it is and they do take credit cards for payment. Otherwise they do not accept USD, but pesos are OK, of course. All in all worth a stop if you're in the area.
Written March 5, 2021
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achomysh
Kenaston, Canada12 contributions
Very neat museum and ruins to check out! The building has AC and the ruins were well shaded by trees, so don't worry if you are going on a hot sunny day. It did cost a couple dollars to get in, and then you had to rent a locker if you had a backpack or larger bag, so make sure to bring some cash.

Museo Maya de Cancún is within walking distance to the El Rey ruins and the CANCUN letters if you want to add a couple more stops to your own cheep and quick excursion.
Written February 4, 2020
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Barbara H
State College, PA194 contributions
After vising El Rey (a few thousand feet down the road), we took about an hour to walk through this museum and visit the on-site ruins. Unfortunately, they didn't have museum maps except at the gift shop (for a fee), which we didn't discover until we were leaving, so we didn't really know what was available and where. There were multiple Mayan exhibits grouped by age and predating the Spanish arrivals, along with some artwork by Mexican artists. Many of the exhibits only had descriptions in English, and there weren't any docents around to explain what we were looking at. The ruins DID have both English and Spanish explanations on plaques, which helped. It was interesting, but overall, it was a small museum that only had a couple of rooms of Mayan artifacts.

But if you're tired of lounging by a pool or on a beach, it makes a good break. Not appropriate for children, though.
Written May 22, 2022
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AndreasZillig
Guntramsdorf, Austria197 contributions
Museum is small and as seen in other reviews - explanations only in Spanish... being inside is only really when you have some time to kill, waiting for a flight or check in for a hotel or so.... Interesting is the garden outside with some walk to old ruins of San Miguelito (but small too, but interesting)
Written March 12, 2022
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Edward D.
Lucena, PB2,928 contributions
This museum is located in the Hotel Zone in Cancun and was right near my hotel. They have some intriguing and beautiful pottery and sculptures from various Mayan cities in the region. The pottery pieces are incredibly well-preserved and sophisticated.
The building which houses the museum is rather attractive: it was designed by architect Alberto García Lascurain and was inaugurated in 1982. It only costs $80 MXN (about $4 US) to enter.
Beside the exhibits on display in the museum, you also gain access to The San Miguelito Archaeological Zone, which contains some Mayan ruins. I think the whole place is worth a visit if you’re interested in adding a little culture to your Cancun vacation.
Written March 26, 2021
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Justin C
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We came out because we had rented a car, but I wouldn't say its a destination, especially if you're doing a guided tour of Tulum or Chichen Itza.

Its a place you would spend at most 2 hours at. It has a small museum (1 building floor) which has videos and displays which explain Mayan culture and artifacts. The other piece to this museum is the outdoor ruins, which didn't have enough signage but its a nice place to walk and take photos.

The price for 2 was around 160 pesos.
Written September 22, 2021
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Melissa from PHX
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Went there on a very rainy Thursday and the museum was busy, but not crowded. There were two indoor sections open, the one rotational section of the museum was closed. The museum had some really interesting pieces and some were astonishingly well preserved. The artifacts themselves were only displayed in Spanish, so for an English speaker that was challenging to decipher, but there were English translations on the larger placards discussing the time periods and major transformations of the Maya.

The grounds were very beautiful, even in a heavy rain. Really enjoyed seeing the jungle plant life, some banyan trees up close and bird life along with the ruins. Highly recommend a visit, especially as it is in the hotel zone and only $4 per person.
Written June 21, 2021
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SoCalArlene
Dana Point, CA24 contributions
Sometimes the tropical rains can interrupt other plans. We found this was a great place to learn a lot about the history and culture of the area over two hours. Lovely outdoor space with some archaeological features and indoors many artifacts to document the amazing Mayan culture.
Written January 20, 2020
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Kim R
42 contributions
The museum has some really great artifacts and gives you a sense of what they used during their lives. There are a lot of plagues that are in Spanish and English and you are allowed to used your phone camera to take pictures. The San Miguelito ruins were very impressive and my time in Cancun was short so being able to see some ruins were at the top of my list without having to go on an excursion. The mangrove trees were also cool to look at.
Written January 4, 2020
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