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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 reviewshotel zonesmall siteself guided tourentry feecrown paradiseclose to the hotelbring waterpesos per personcity busarchaeological siteper adultwell worth the visitpublic beachcouple of hourswalk aroundcancun signlagoon side
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kukulcan boulevard is full of luxury hotels, so archaeological site is quite unexpected attraction. Site is small and definitely not interesting as Coba ruins.

Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its a smaller Mayan ruin then Tulum or coba but if you can't make it there you will be sastified with EL Rey

Thank livelife h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The site is on the main Boulevard going past the main hotel zone. It is a small site and can be seen in 30 minutes. Although there are toilets, there are no other facilities, therefore take water with you. It is not busy and not...More

Thank Dipa G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited El Rey as my tour operator for my Chichen Itza tour left before the allotted time. So I walked it down to El Ray. The price was 55 Pesos. An old gentleman asked if I wanted some more information. He started off giving...More

2  Thank SD200689
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a short day excursion that only takes a couple of hours near hotel zone, this is it!. These are the only ruins on the island of Cancun proper, small area that you can see in 1 to two hours depending on your...More

1  Thank TammyM2695
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was very hot so bring water...but we enjoyed this low cost morning outing. We took the bus there. Enjoyed seeing all of the Iguanas. My kids laughed and said they were probably the ancestors of the people that lived there protecting the ruins.

Thank Trisa C
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

El Rey ruins are very small. You have to pay an entrance fee and it almost isn’t worth it for the 20 minutes it will take you to see everything. There are a lot of iguanas that live in the ruins, and that’s fun.

Thank Daniella P
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Good place to visit if you have a spare time. No lines, beautiful ruins and close to dolphins beach.

Thank DanielGiesbrecht
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

El Rey was a five minute walk from our hotel. We walked the site with our 13 and 9 year old girls. We all loved it. It took about an hour to walk the ruins. It was a great way to experience some Mayan history...More

1  Thank Markriswil
Reviewed 17 July 2018

It is a small place to see and probably would only take an hour and with the heat the day we went that was enough. We could walk there from our hotel. Very cheap. A good cheap outing which offers alot of pictures. The kids...More

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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 Mark G | 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
23 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