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El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey)

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Address: Blvd Kukulcan Km 17 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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The past meets the present in this ancient Mayan structure located right in...

The past meets the present in this ancient Mayan structure located right in the middle of Cancun's Hotel Zone.

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The grand-daughters loved it!

Took the 8 & 9 year old grand-daughters here, the cost was $5 (total US) for grandpa & grandpa, kids free. An older gentleman offered to be our guide for $7 (US). He was very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good place to visit and learn a little of the Mayan culture if you do not want to go further and are hosted in the hotel zone right infront of the dolphins beach. Place with great historical culture, you need the desire to learn more of the Mayan, there are iguanas everywhere which gives a touch more ancestral... great! Archaeological... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I highly recommend heading down to El Rey, just jump on the Cancun bus for about a dollar and check out these ruins. El Rey gives you the chance to see the amazing Mayan ruins without committing an entire day to heading out to Chichen Itza. There are tour guides that will take you around for a little $ and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took the 8 & 9 year old grand-daughters here, the cost was $5 (total US) for grandpa & grandpa, kids free. An older gentleman offered to be our guide for $7 (US). He was very informative on the history & culture of Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula, & the Mayans, he had a really neat old photo album book. The girls... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointed as we walked down from pour hotel, and it was closed at 3 in the afternoon. Went here several years ago and it was fun, but check the hours before you go.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting enough, but there's not a lot there and very little information to tell you what you're actually looking at.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great place to visit! There is a beautiful museum that is the perfect size. Then take a beautiful walk through the ruins. The walk is shaded, has gorgeous foliage and you will see a ton of lizards! It was a wonderful surprise. Easy to walk to from most hotels, you can enjoy an inexpensive visit learning more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent probably 2 hours in there and it was enough. The place cost $2.50 per person and we were visiting with a 14 months old that loves to run, so it was perfect! The area is well kept, restrooms are clean and the ruins are very nice to look at it. They have iguanas everywhere! It was like an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were only over the road we had a walk over. Kids were free and not much for adults. This is a lovelt site very interesting. Lots of iguanas to see and we even saw a snake! there is an old man threre that asks if you would like a tour with him we didn't but he still told... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your staying in the hotel zone you are so close it's worth the time to see. It's not an oh my God place but worth spending 10.5 pesos each way (50 cents). Lots of history and lots of iguanas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't want to spend a day going to the closest major sites of Coba or Tulum, there are several smaller, worthwhile sites right in Cancun. There is a minimal entrance fee to El Rey, and there might be a guide available.. It is easy to walk around by yourself, enjoying the plazas. Plan on about 1 hour for... More 

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