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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” (217 reviews)
“small ruin” (18 reviews)
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Blvd Kukulcan Km 17 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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"hotel zone"
in 217 reviews
"small ruin"
in 18 reviews
"interesting site"
in 12 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 11 reviews
"bring bananas"
in 11 reviews
"iguanas roaming"
in 10 reviews
"entry fee"
in 22 reviews
"crown paradise"
in 12 reviews
"close to the hotel"
in 14 reviews
"bring water"
in 14 reviews
"city bus"
in 21 reviews
"pesos per person"
in 15 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 10 reviews
"per adult"
in 11 reviews
"public beach"
in 22 reviews
"walk around"
in 17 reviews
"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

El Rey is in the hotel zone with easy access by the local bus system. It is the ruins of a Mayan fishing village and is a great place for young children to run a bit and see lots of iguanas. Usually there is someone...More

1  Thank Judy G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re looking for a quick 30 minute walk this is it. It is a self guided tour and there are only a couple of placards at some of the structures that are still partly in tact. If you want a guide or to see...More

1  Thank Jeffrey B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was ok few ruins of old buildings nothing spectacular spent more time looking at the iguanas that have moved in, bit of fun to pass the time.

Thank Chris G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great little ruin. It clearly showed the architecture of the Mayans and was not extremely crowded. I was able to take pictures without other people in them. There were lots of iguanas basking in the sun!

Thank David S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed on the strip and all our children are under 10. This was the best option for them without a several hour bus ride. Kids loved seeing the Iguanas. Price was reasonable and there are many transport options to get there. Next time when...More

1  Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great couple hour trip. It was walking distance from out resort in the Hotel Zone, bus trip is only $1usd a person if you are not in walking distance. It only cost $3usd each to get in. It is a decent sized...More

Thank captainkirk2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a ruin of a small Mayan ruins located right on Kukulcan blvd near the Delfines. Admission is only a few dollars, which gives you access to the grounds. There are no brochures or maps, just a guy to take your money. There was...More

Thank gaffroz
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Mayan ruins located on a beach cliff setting. Amazing view. Easy to visit (very close to Tulum).

Thank Hossein K
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

local view of typical Mexican ruins. the layout of the ruins indicate the complex worship centers used during historic mexican culture. worth spending a hour . no tour guide or literature documentation.

Thank Rahul S
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

If you are pressed for time or don't have transportation to venture outside of Cancun to see Mayan ruins, a visit to El Rey Ruins is well worth the trip. The terrain is mostly flat, so it's an easy walk. There are iguanas everywhere. And...More

1  Thank Ann-Marie D
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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
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andersmix
14 July 2017|
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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
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Latrice M
23 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
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