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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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El Rey Ruins is worth the trip!

We had the pleasure of visiting El Rey Ruins the week of February 13th 2017. The ruins are located right on Cancun island on the airport end of the hotel zone. It only costs 50... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Oregon, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had the pleasure of visiting El Rey Ruins the week of February 13th 2017. The ruins are located right on Cancun island on the airport end of the hotel zone. It only costs 50 pesos (about $2.50) to get in. We paid an extra 100 pesos for a guided tour. Our tour guide was Sergio, he was fantastic! He... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So we had a little time to spare on your trip and we had gone to the beach to see the Cancun sign and came across this little ruin site. It was fun to just walk around for 30-45 min and I liked that we were helping to support the preservation of the history. I wouldn't say this is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you can't go to Tulum, then the El Rey ruins are a great alternative, not as grand but still well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the El Rey Ruins in the earlier morning. The place was about $180 pesos taxi ride from my hotel at Hyatt Ziva. The place is small so you can see everything in about one hour. However, it was interesting to see the ruins and small base for pyramid. Can only image what the place looked like in its heyday.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A relatively small ruin, but, interesting. The remains of a modest village with a small pyramid, it's definitely worth a couple of hours and the modest 50 peso fee. Bring water and sunscreen; it's mostly in the sun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to visit plus the added bonus of iganuas everywhere. It was bigger then we expected, but that meant more to enjoy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mayan Ruins almost in the center of the Cancun hotel zone. Big plus – relaxing, quiet and very affordable. Not enough explanations about the structures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time to Cancun, wanted to see some Mayan ruins. This place was close to hotel so we went. Very reasonable price and for a small tip got the tour. Well worth the 1-2 hours it takes to tour. Not commercialized, no junk pedlars!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually one leaves Cancun to see ruins, but right at the bottom of the Zona Hotelera (so, about a 20-50 cent bus ride from anywhere in Cancun or Hotel Zone) is an actual ancient Maya ruin. Not as large as the great Ruins down the coast, this ancient coastal town ruins has the full ceremonial layout of the larger ruins,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a little hidden treasure right in the Hotel Zone - it was 5 minutes from Oasis Sens and $50 pesos per person. There is not a lot of information available on the ruins at each section but they did have a guide we chose not to use. Lots of iguanas!

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