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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.
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  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
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“small ruin” (18 reviews)
Blvd Kukulcan Km 17 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Amazing visit. Not a huge ruins but a great way to start a trip. low cost and allows each person to imagine how the Mayans lived. Only 10 minute walk from sun palace. Mile marker 18.5ish.

1  Thank beach-walker-1971
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

It’s not big, but it was close to our hotel and very nice. We walked the entire ruins in 30 minutes. We met other nice couples and lots of iguanas.

1  Thank Robert C
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Having read the reviews and staying just a few minutes away we went to view this ancient Mayan site. It's not very big and 15-20 minutes is long enough to see everything as there isn't much information for visitors to read. Having read other reviews...More

1  Thank Mikey74alc
Reviewed 27 November 2017

$3 to enter, very old ruins you can walk around on your own. Lots of iguanas inhabit it which is cool to take pictures of. Close but ride from almost any hotel

2  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Our resort was across the road from El Rey so decided to make a visit. A gentleman sat at the entrance and took our money, and in we went. We had a stroller with us, and the ground was a bit bumpy, but manageable. There's...More

2  Thank NicolaStitt
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

These Ruins are about a 5 minute walk from our resort so we decided to go. Glad we did!! There is an old man that offers “Guided tours”. I dont think he is associated with the park, but it was $9usd for his tour. WELL...More

1  Thank Oklahomatodd
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A smaller site but not crowded and overrun with people. It is historically connected with another site at the Mayan Museum several Km's North. Well worth the visit some afternoon.

1  Thank rhk42
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Have been here several times over the years and decided to take a look at the place once again during our vacation to Cancun. The place has expanded since our last visit 10 years ago. It must be at least 200 yards in long. Unfortunately,...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend a visit to this site, especially if you are staying the hotel zone in Cancun. Its a short distance by public bus which will only cost you a dollar. Its gorgeous a fair amount of ruins with numerous types of Iguanas roaming...More

1  Thank jrpaulin
Reviewed 17 October 2017

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

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Nikki K
13 October 2017|
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Response from Teresa H | Reviewed this property |
The closest hotels to the ruins are Iberostar, Crown Paradise, GR Solaris, Grand Oasis Sens, Solymar and Family Resort. They are in my opinion a little ragged except for Iberostar Cancun. Iberostar Cancun is huge, you’ll do... More
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