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El Meco Ruins

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Address: Puerto Juarez 77500, Mexico
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Our guide Benjamin Alercon was an awesome guide. He was so nice, so knowledgeable and was wonderful! He knew so much. I can't say enough about it and his tour of it... AWESOME!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Chip M
Greenwood, Indiana
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Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our guide Benjamin Alercon was an awesome guide. He was so nice, so knowledgeable and was wonderful! He knew so much. I can't say enough about it and his tour of it... AWESOME!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're visiting Cancun but aren't make the 2 to 3 hour trek to the bigger ruins, then you should definitely make a point to check out El Meco. I didn't want to come all the way to Mexico and not see some of the local culture and history. From the end of the hotel zone, it's about 25 minutes.... More 

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Griswold, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Meco is not as well known as some of the ruins in Mexico but well worth the trip. It was well maintained, had active wildlife everywhere, beautiful grounds and stunning ruins. Definitely not as touristy as most of the ruins and had a quiet and magical feel to it. We walked alone through most of the site and could... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This is not as large as other ruins like Tulum, but it is beautiful, peaceful, and not as tourist traveled. The grounds are well preserved and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There was no one else there. It was a peaceful rest away from the bustle and hustle of Cancun. If you can get there is is worth the Drive.... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Really enjoyed going to EI Meco. It's a smaller ruin but is well kept, much cheaper entry cost and close to the Cancun area. The other plus was it's not crowded. You get to experience the ruins at your own pace with plenty of spots to stop and relax if needed. loved getting the Mayan experience without the long drive.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

El Meco was closed when we went. It was close to our hotel so we just walked over. Good photos through the fence. A nice hike

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Beautiful place, small but very nice. just 50 pesos / person. But people can just sit watch and relax :) better than chichen izza

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were very surprised and happy to learn that the El Meco Ruins were only 1 mile from our hotel. Since it was very hot out, and we had two small children with us, the 5 of us decided to get a cab. It cost $10 (usd) one way, the driver was kind enough to ask us how long we... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Hidden gem located close to the Secrets Playa Mujeres Hotel. Admission fee $3. Small site with interesting wildlife in jungle area that surrounds buildings on site. We took a cab and the driver was very helpful and dropped us at the front door of the site. The site is very small so you will require less than an hour to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Not really any other way to describe them. There are far grander and more impressive Mayan ruins along this coastline and in central America, however, if you have the time when in Cancun, definitely worth the hour or so walking around them. The ruins are small, with only a fraction having been excavated, but the settlement was a major maritime... More 

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