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El Meco Ruins

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Address: Puerto Juarez 77500, Mexico
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El Meco and Puerto Juarez Private Photography Tour
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Cancun Shopping and City Tour Including El Meco Mayan Ruins
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"Quant" Mayan Ruins

Not really any other way to describe them. There are far grander and more impressive Mayan ruins along this coastline and in central America, however, if you have the time when in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlie P
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not really any other way to describe them. There are far grander and more impressive Mayan ruins along this coastline and in central America, however, if you have the time when in Cancun, definitely worth the hour or so walking around them. The ruins are small, with only a fraction having been excavated, but the settlement was a major maritime... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

El Meco Ruins was so Unique, i found it exciting when our guide kept telling us about the different trees all around in whole area one is a Bad Tree and very next to it is a Good Tree its so surprising i have never heard something like this but it is true i saw it. It was so hot... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great visit and despite a very hot and tiring trip, it mustn't be missed. Extremely busy by midday so, if possible get there early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The ruins are at the top of Cancun by Puerto Juarez. They are difficult to find but worth the effort. This place has no vendors, which I loved, and, even though they would like it to be a tourist attraction, I am so glad it is not! If you want vendors, hype and a whole history of the place then... More 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This ruins is close enough to Villa Del Palmar Cancun Resort and Spa that one can walk to there from the resort. There was no one there when we went and only a little information was available. We did it once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

The El Meco Ruins are a hidden gem. It has several structures. There is shade and limited information. But the ruins are beautiful and no vendors. Many iguanas and no tourist. It is only a 10 to 15 drive from the hotel district. Well worth the trip and the 3 dollar admission.

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Thank DartagnanC44
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

If you're staying in Cancun but don't want to commit a whole day to getting to a Mayan ruins several hours way, then this is your place. It's incredibly quiet, cheap to visit and just on the outskirts of town. Of course it's not quite as impressive as the other ruins on the peninsula but if you want to kill... More 

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Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

While we staying at out Playa Mujeres Resort We visited El Meco, and we had the opportunity to participate in a group meditation that apparently they have monthly The energy you can feel is incredible! Don miss this experience!

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Thank Mishka4791
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Our tour experience was awesome. Our tour guide is like a walking Mexican history book. His assistant was hilarious. We played drinking games, talked, learned a lot, ate a lot, shopped and always felt safe. It is well worth it to get off the resort and endure the heat. We had a blast.

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We visited El Meco one afternoon. Very peaceful with no vendors and few visitors, in fact we had the whole site to ourselves. Lots of birds and iguanas. The staff were very friendly, even teaching us phrases in Mayan.

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