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El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey)

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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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Blvd Kukulcan Km 17 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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All reviews hotel zone self guided tour entry fee crown paradise close to the hotel bring water archaeological site per adult nice place to visit well worth the visit couple of hours walk around own pace lagoon side cancun sign mayan history iguanas
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is our second trip into El Dorado Maroma. Loved it so much we purchased a membership and haven't regretted it for a minute! It is a smaller, adult only all-inclusive resort. The most delicious 7 restaurants and amazing people! They are truly there to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank joano612
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is just as pleasant as I remember wandering around 2 years ago. Price has only gone up by 5 pesos, to 55 pesos. This time I wasn't sternly told Don't feed iguanas or Don't climb the trees, but I did get my Spanish...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maggie_NHam
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Small but worth it. Very cheap to get in, bathrooms were clean, grounds maintained, lots of iguanas and pretty flowers!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank HRoyer61717
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Great hidden gem in the hotel zone. Walking distance from Playa Delfines and some hotels. The gate to enter isn't easily visible from the road. There is a run down building by the entry making the place look closed. It is not, use the stairs...More

Date of experience: February 2019
5  Thank Tclearwater
Reviewed 21 January 2019

While it looks like it is closed, this site is open. Park in the parking lot at the beach overlook (free) or the parking lot across the street from it (free). Then walk about two blocks south to the gated entrance and go down the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 11 January 2019

Smack in the middle of touristic Cancun, these ruins offer a wealth of information but if you don't hire a guide 150 mexican pesos, just will just be looking at ancient stones. There are no explanatory signs nor any sort of tourist friendly guidance/assistance. Uponenetringwe...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rmpangui
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

We saved this stop for our last day, as we didn’t want to spend another two hours in a van and hire a guide. Information on the site is easily found here at TripAdvisor and with a quick google search you can understand the area...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank DonnieWorldwide
Reviewed 19 December 2018

Great place to spend 20 minutes or so. Nice open area to walk around and see some Mayan ruins. Within walking distance of many of the hotels and resorts on the Southern end of the Hotel Zone. I went about 11 AM and was the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ajnavy04
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Astonishing how peoples of long ago were able to build such intricate structures. Love history? Take a trip to Mexican ruins.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank kajbar2
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

This is a great Mayan site located on the hotel strip. Lots of iguanas if your kids get bored. Make sure you take a tour, cost of which is not included in the entry fee. We walked from our hotel nearby and stayed about an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Nikki K
13 October 2017|
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Response from Julie R | Reviewed this property |
Taxis are fine as long as you agree on a price beforehand plus they will wait to take you back to your resort just so they get the fare. Much less stressful unless you are used to the bus system.
14 July 2017|
Response from markgK5393KZ | 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