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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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Blvd Kukulcan Km 17 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As ruins go this was a little lacking. There was no one to show you around explaining the sights. The markers were in english but were few and provided little history.

Thank rseligjr
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this site looked so small on the map and I wasn't so sure it would be worth the visit. It was! Go! Yes, the ruins are smaller as is the area. But, there are some really nice buildings and ruins. Plus, there is...More

Thank KimJ_in_Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit and easy to get to from hotels. My complaint is that there isn't enough info available. Just a couple of placards with minimal info. I wanted to know more about the site.

1  Thank Gary S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small arqueological site worth visiting if you have no plans to leave the hotel area. Washroom available and lots of big iguanas.

1  Thank AmtheExplorer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the Cancun hotel zone, a quick ride on the R1 bus and 12 pesos for the trip- will find you at El Ray ruins..there was a minimal charge for entry approx 40 peso. We chose to amble by ourselves rather than...More

1  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i had visited the el rey ruins cancun lots of times before when i have been in cancun just watch out for the local wildlife.

1  Thank johnnv2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love going to El Rey! It gives you a smaller version of ruins with very informative guides and no long travel time! Try to go early during the warmer months. It can get very hot. There are excellent photo opportunities and you will see...More

1  Thank Julie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite cool to see the old ruins, lots of lizards running about too. Not very exciting but worth seeing and it's free!

2  Thank rory w
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We had a wonderful experience at El Rey. It was 55 pesos per adult, children were free, and you could pay in pesos or visa/mastercard. It's open seven days per week. It was a very spread out set of buildings, different than Ek Balam or...More

1  Thank melissap27
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The ruins are small, but easy to get to. The admission fee was 50 pesos, so reasonable, but a guide was extra. There is little signage, so not much history without a guide. They seem to be under renovations as the ticket desk was just...More

1  Thank Bonnie W
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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
20 January 2017|
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Response from Grammalee519 | Reviewed this property |
There is some parking right in front of the gate.