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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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Small ruin site but worth it for a few hours and with little effort.

Nice and easy walking on the grass, Iguanas can be seen on the grounds if you are lucky. Cheap to get in and a nice little ruin visit if you have limited amount of time or money.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in the heart of the hotel zone is El Rey Mayan historical sight; cheap entrance fee (50peso) and there is a lovely elderly gentleman who is a tour guide for the place and although a little slow at walking and talking, is very knowledgeable and friendly. The site is full of iguanas also, which are protected; however there are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and easy walking on the grass, Iguanas can be seen on the grounds if you are lucky. Cheap to get in and a nice little ruin visit if you have limited amount of time or money.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not too far away from hotel so this was a must. It was a nice introduction to the ruins that were around that area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good way to get a glimpse of Mayan ruins. It could use a few more signs and explanation of what you're looking at. It's in the hotel zone close to Playa Delfines. Fifty pesos per person. As others have said the iguanas are everywhere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting these ruins and also the ones at San Miguelita (which are in the same complex at the Mayan Museum Cancun) help you realize that the Maya had establishments almost everywhere across this land. They've built the hotels in and around the myriad structures, and I'm sure they also destroyed many in the process also.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located right across the street from playa delfines. If you don't want to spend an entire day and skip the drive to chichen itza, you can probably go here and look at the Mayan ruins and iguanas. We went to chichen itza too, this was a similar experience but the only positive being it's right in the hotel zone. It's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked here from our resort Bring bananas to feed the iguanas Interesting layout and history without having to go a long way Worth a few minutes of your vacation

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little gem is tucked away in the condo area of Cancun. Super easy to get to. We had a tour given by an 87 year-old gentleman who really knew his stuff!! And he spoke English very well. We were told the ruins are a religious site, not one where many Mayans lived. Apparently there are these sites all over... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site is easy to get to by bus and is a easy place to walk around. The area is all grassy but out in the open so there is not a lot of shade on a hot day. A lot of the ruins are just raised areas of ground but there are some remnants of structures and even one... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice place to pop in and do something at your own pace. For the entry of 50 pesos each ($3) it is definitely something to try. It is a small ruin site with craploads of iguanas. Very low key and layed back, nice for some photos and a walk. OH, and there is some history too! You... More 

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