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Zona Arqueologica El Rey

1,575 Reviews

Zona Arqueologica El Rey

1,575 Reviews
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cancun_hound wrote a review Jul 2020
8 contributions11 helpful votes
This is a neat place to visit w/out going to the big guys like Chitza -I go for the Iguanas - pack your napsack with a boxed lunch from your hotel and bring some cut fruit or bread to feed the little monsters (you may have to be sneaky to do this). I also put in my napsack a swimsuit - nice little alcove beach there nearby
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Date of experience: August 2019
3 Helpful votes
Edward D. wrote a review May 2020
Lucena, PB1,791 contributions565 helpful votes
We visited here what seems like a lifetime ago in March, before the current COVID-19 pandemic. El Rey is located right in the middle of the Hotel Zone in Cancun. While it is not the most famous or largest Mayan ruins, it is certainly the easiest to visit. In the Mayan history, this site is an early one, dating to around 250-600 AD and was occupied right up until the Spaniards arrived in the 15th Century, when it was abandoned. The great thing about El Rey is that while everyone thinks of Cancun as a resort town (which it is) and a great beach town (which it is) and a great party town (which it is), Cancun is surrounded by historic Mayan archaeological zones, which is just perfect for a history buff like me. If you want to squeeze in a little culture while you’re in this wonderful town, but don’t want to spend 2 hours driving to one of the more famous Mayan sites, or if you’ve seen the other sites and want to see another, I’d highly recommend a visit.
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Date of experience: March 2020
15 Helpful votes
ccc2698 wrote a review Mar 2020
Marlboro, New York64 contributions42 helpful votes
Small site of ruins. Federally run so it only takes $55 pesos. Little english translation but you get the idea. If you are not far, it is a nice short change from the beach. Hats a great idea. Took the R1 or R2 bus for $1 US.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Ma290Mo wrote a review Mar 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ88 contributions53 helpful votes
Nice archaeological site with a few uncovered remains of the Mayan Civilization. It's one of the few still standing trading post along the coastline of Yucatan, for which I would recommend very much a visit. It's close to Playa Delfines in the hotel zone of Cancun, so, if you're going by bus, there's a very convenient stop nearby. It should take roughly 40 minutes by bus to get there from the city centre. Another option is to go by car. There's a small car park across the road, which charges a fair amount, but it is not inside the archaeological site. Make sure to carry extra cash with you as it is not a busy site, and, although card machines are accepted, network conditions may vary. Also, do not forget to take water bottles with you as the heat usually increases a lot throughout the day (there aren't too many trees for shadows), specially in days like the one I've been there, in which skies where quite blue with only a few clouds.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Tallyho Jane wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Visited El Rey on a cloudy, windy day in February. Have been to Chichen Itza & Coba & knew that this was tiny but it was worth seeing. Not a large site but quite a few large iguanas........After visit, walked to Mayan Museum further up hotel zone. Modern good exhibits & well presented.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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