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El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey)

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 middle of Cancun's Hotel Zone.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hotel zone” (214 reviews)
“small ruin” (18 reviews)
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Blvd Kukulcan Km 17 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

These ruins were very nice. You can do the whole area in about 30-45 minutes. It is a nice break from the beach.

Thank christinefellmann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend the time on the road and go to Tulum or Coba. Chichen itza is worth the drive. Wish we had made it to Ek Balam

Thank slbillard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The El rey ruins is a small place to visit. It's not really spectacular but if you're staying in the hotel zone it's definitely word it to drop by. It's only 50 pesos p.p. You can see some small ruins with a small English explanation...More

Thank Davey A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here on Friday Sept 15. A nice old gentleman took us on a guided tour. Amazing ruins, Iguanas every where Would love to visit agian

Thank kariaquilts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to see as far as ruins go, but I went for the iguanas. There's one every where you turn! Make sure to take mosquito repellant. It's across the street from the Pueblito, an abandoned hotel.

Thank Norma L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I wrote all the information in the Cancun Forum under "OMG, Irma ruined my vacation" Got a good idea!". Its only a fee US dollars to get in. Iguanas everywhere, coati (Mexican raccoon). Just don't pick them up or try to pet, they are wild...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 22 August 2017

It was interesting to see one of the archaeological sites of Quintana Roo. A good experience for all the family!

Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Ruins are facinating and the property is a good size. The entry fee is next to nothing. It's a great way to see ruins if you don't want to travel to Tulum. We took our camera with us and captured some great photos. We had...More

1  Thank DebSolis
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is a real ruin smack dab in the Hotel Zone close to Playa Delphines. You can pay a local guide a few bucks to give you a custom tour. It is small but interesting and certainly worth a half hour or so. We had...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 2 August 2017

OK. So if you don't plan on leaving the hotel zone or visiting other archaeological sights, then come to this one. It is cheap to visit, but is in, well, ruins, and no information is given about the buildings. Playa Delphines is across the street...More

Thank ejpl
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Nikki K
13 October 2017|
Response from RetiredIBEW | Reviewed this property |
Playa Delfines & Crown Paradise Club across the street IBEROSTAR Cancún GR Solaris Cancun Royal Solaris Cancun but $1.00 USD per person will get you there from anywhere on the hotel zone
14 July 2017|
Response from Mark G | Reviewed this property |
El Rey is a fine local attraction, but is really nothing like as impressive as Chichen Itza. It's much closer, much cheaper, not crowded, much, much smaller and has less impressive ruins. I can't speak for the museum as I... More
Latrice M
22 March 2017|
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Response from QuickWhitTravel | Reviewed this property |
Coming from the airport, it's to the left (opposite the ocean) about a kilometer or so before you start to see hotels. I walked there from the Royal Islander resort. It's near Playa Delfines and the Cancun block letters that... More