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El Meco Ruins

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Address: Puerto Juarez 77500, Mexico
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yippee! no starbucks nor gift shop!

this is a grand find. off beaten track, modest and fabulous. just two of us and the lizards. a priviledge to see without all the hoopla. i was impressed but i love this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a grand find. off beaten track, modest and fabulous. just two of us and the lizards. a priviledge to see without all the hoopla. i was impressed but i love this kind of thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were the only ones on the site when we visited Jan 2016. Beautiful, amazing, and peaceful. 10 minute walk from All Ritmo resort.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ruins are easily accessible along a collective route (Isla Mujeres/Punta Sam). Small site compared to Chichen Itza but much more enjoyable as there are no vendors or crowds.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but beautiful site. Less than 15 minute drive from the hotel zone. Very few people know about this place so this is a good place to have ruins all to your self. Make sure you carry bug spray.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The El Meco ruins are just beautiful. I visited two days ago, walked there from my apartment. It was so quiet, so peaceful. $50 pesos/person entrance fee.DOG FRIENDLY - with leash and poopy bags. It was overcast and rained some but the trees provide cover. On sunny days the iguanas add to the peaceful reminder of ancient history. Take your... More 

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2 Thank ChrissyHW
Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Get adventuresome and take the bus to the Terminal and then get on another bus that goes to the ruin. You will see a beautiful and well maintained ruin. Once you see this and then line up all of the ruins in the Cancun area you will become a believer that the ancient Mayans were by far a well advanced... More 

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Just down the street form All Ritmo. Just 38 pesos for the both of us, the $ going to the foundation of the park.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This was our first visit to a Mayan ruin and we didn't know what to expect. The grounds are covered with huge Iguanas and standing water (it rained every day that we were in Cancun), there are a huge amount of bugs, alligators in the jungle around the ruins and snakes. I don't know if this hurt or helped the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

These are small Mayan Ruins. The very positive side of it is that there are not a lot of tourists that go to it (probably because it is not near the hotel district), so you can casually walk thru & enjoy it without crowds all around you. The day we went we met a group of Mexican school children on... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I've been to many ruins over the years and had seen El Meco mentioned in the information at the new Mayan Museum in Cancun, so it became a MUST for this trip. You have to make an effort to get there - we were staying out on the Hotel Strip at the Westin Lagunamar and they told us to take... More 

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