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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.
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  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Blvd Kukulcan Km 17 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful experience at El Rey. It was 55 pesos per adult, children were free, and you could pay in pesos or visa/mastercard. It's open seven days per week. It was a very spread out set of buildings, different than Ek Balam or...More

Thank melissap27
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ruins are small, but easy to get to. The admission fee was 50 pesos, so reasonable, but a guide was extra. There is little signage, so not much history without a guide. They seem to be under renovations as the ticket desk was just...More

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was almost right across the street from our hotel so we were able to just walk there. It was interesting. There were a ton of iguanas roaming around. We had a torrential down pour for about 15 min. which they had a covered area...More

Thank tahoe-mom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Iguanas are everywhere here! It was very cute. The ruins are not much to look at, and very little information is provided about them. Worth visiting for the Iguanas alone. It is about $3 to enter. Not within walking distance to from most hotels.

1  Thank Megan K
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Thought would visit here as it was fairly local and wanted to venture outside of the resort, we went at a bad time as it was the middle of the day and was scorching! There wasn't much shade here so we didn't spend as long...More

Thank priz54
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Definitely worth the $3.00 usd to enter. Well kept lawns as you walk around the ruins with some info at a few of the sites. 1 to 2 hours to go thru the ruins

2  Thank RetiredIBEW
Reviewed 16 May 2017

You can purchase tickets at the entrance and wander on your own. Its not a big place. You will probably be done in 1.5 - 2hrs.

Thank Elena H
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Spent whole day visiting Mayan ruins at Tulum.I learned lots about Mayan history.Lots of restaurants,shops with souvenirs around this place ,Nice Mayan show.

Thank KrystynaJab
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Definitely something worth visiting. Walk with water, wear your sunscreen because the sun was BLAZING! and ensure as well some kind of insect repellent is on because there are bugs! lol but definitely beautiful for unique pictures

Thank Rossina R
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We wanted to visit Chitzen Itza, but were concerned about a hot day trip for my son with asthma. Instead we visited El Rey, which is close to the hotel zone. It is a small site, but gives you a great idea about how the...More

2  Thank Latrice M
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Latrice M
I can't get directions to this location. It is not coming up on MapQuest or any navigation system. Does anyone know the correct address or how to get there from the hotel zone?
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
Is there parking nearby?
20 January 2017|
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Response from Grammalee519 | Reviewed this property |
There is some parking right in front of the gate.
Hope H
I will be taking a bus to El Rey and will be traveling by myself. Did you feel safe taking public transportation? Also, do you know which bus I would take if I am on the Hotel Zone?
17 January 2017|
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Response from zmybb1012 | Reviewed this property |
The bus is very safe and very convenient. You can take any bus to most of the places around hotel zone. Just tell the driver your destination and he will remind you at the stop. Almost every 1-2 mins there's a bus. And the... More