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“Small but nice”

El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey)
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Cancun Day Trip: Museo Maya and El Rey Ruins Tour
Ranked #18 of 149 things to do in Cancun
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Owner description: The past meets the present in this ancient Mayan structure located right in the middle of Cancun's Hotel Zone.
Wisconsin
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Small but nice”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have come here several times. Good morning trip. Bring bread to feed the iguana's. I got one to eat it right out of my hand! $4 pp. You can get a guided tour or just walk around on your own. I would recommend if you don't want to spend a whole day on an excursion but still want to see ruins.

Visited April 2014
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Rochester, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Hidden secret”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

$4 gets you in. It is with-in the hotel zone, pretty far south on the "7". Not much information, but a chance to see some ruins if you can not make it to the big ones. Plenty of Iguanas around. Across the road is Playa Delfines. Nice beach to spend some time at.

Visited March 2014
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A must see”
Reviewed April 11, 2014

An under advertised, almost hidden gem. If you are staying in the Hotel Zone, it is only a dollars bus ride and a $4.50 entry fee. There are no tour guides or souvenir hawkers. We spent 2 1/2 hours at this site. The map at the beginning needs a little help but there are information plaques at the more significant buildings. Do a little research before going. You are still able to investigate each building area at your leisure.

Be sure to take water with you as there is no store on site.

We have seen many of the other Mayan excavation sites and enjoyed this just as much. This is a smaller village but just as interesting because it represents the average Mayan life.

Visited April 2014
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Pontiac, IL
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“Quick visit to Ruins”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

Stop by this small Ruins for a quick preview of what all of the ruins offer! Close to all the Hotels in the Hotel Zone, no real travel involved. Just hop on the Bus and ride to the site. We went to Tulum several years ago - beautiful spot with extensive Ruins. Older now, and el ray is fun to explore without the long bus ride!

Visited March 2014
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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Not much to see”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

There are some ruins, but they are small and not very interesting. But I liked wild iguanas! Though it's not bad for the first acquaintance with the mayan culture, but it is much better to visit Tulum of Chichen-Itza.

Visited March 2014
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