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“Definitely worth your time. Nice respite from Cancun hustle and bustle.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey)

El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey)
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Owner description: The past meets the present in this ancient Mayan structure located right in the middle of Cancun's Hotel Zone.
Hamilton, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 566 helpful votes
“Definitely worth your time. Nice respite from Cancun hustle and bustle.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Surely on a much smaller scale than Tulum, but a great alternative, especially if you are staying in Cancun less than a week, so you can't afford losing one entire day for a 9 or 12 hours trip. Also, a visit to the El Rey ruins should be a relaxing alternative after the usual Cancun activities, beaches, food, and night life. We went to El Rey at 3 PM, and it was practically deserted. Don't forget to apply your sun blocker, for the site is basically one stretch of an open space; touring the Mayan ruins would get you exposed to the intense Cancun sun.
Recommended.

Visited May 2014
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“Small but worthy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

In the middle of the hotel zone, this arquaeological center it's quite amazing. It's close to the city, you'll be able to discover a part of the prehispanic history without spending too much time or money!!!

Visited June 2013
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Eugene, Oregon
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“Nice location and a lot of iguanas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Located ACTUALLY at KM 18 on the Blvd. The bus stop is directly in front, just be ready to push the button on the bus as they turn the corner. We got off too early, had to walk about 2 kms. Bring water, it is hot. They have restrooms. $4 US to enter per person. No signage on the ruins and no guides. It is very interesting. The real attraction is all the iguanas though. They are everywhere. Bring bananas and grapes to feed them.

Visited May 2014
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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Interesting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

This is a great stop to make if you would like to see some ruins, but don't have time to travel to Chichen Itza or Tulum. Very interesting and fun to see such old structures still standing in such great shape!! Wild iguanas are EVERYWHERE!! They will come right up to you and make for great photos! We saw hundreds sunning themselves on the ruins and running around on the grassy area. Very fun! Got some great pics!

Visited May 2014
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Cincinnatus, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A well kept secret”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

$4 American to get in and $2 American round trip on the local Cancun bus and we were only away from our resort for 2 hours. An opportunity to see some ruins without losing a whole day of resort time and plus spending $100+. Well worth a visit.

Visited April 2014
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