El Rey Archaeological Zone, Cancun

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Conveniently located in the heart of Cancun's hotel zone, El Rey Archaeological Zone represent the remains of a former Mayan fishing port. The settlement reached its peak in the post-classic period, from 1200 to 1500 AD. Explore the stone ruins sprawled across the site, contrasting the hotels and resorts in the background. While visiting the historic site, you'll spot a staggering amount of iguanas that inhabit the place, as well as some colorful birds. Our Cancun driving holiday planner makes visiting El Rey Archaeological Zone and other Cancun attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We enjoyed viewing the ruins for a short time while in Cancun. This area is beautiful and quiet but there are very few signs explaining what you are looking at. We were told that there is a guide you ...  more »
  • It Is A must see if you are in Cancun. You travel in 15 minutes, besides the archaeological and historic part is impressive the number of iguanas you see. It Is Worth 50 pesos The entrance for adults and the children enter free. Well worth the stop. Although it is not the great place in archaeology, if you have a good fun.
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  • This is one of the smaller ruins of Cancun but it is located in the Hotel Zone and walking distance so you don't need a tour for this. There is a guide there all day long of opened hours and for a lit...  more »
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  • Really nice place to go see a bit of the temples. Also there are tons of Iguanas they don’t mind you any business until you throw some food or fruits to them. A whole group will start running to you to wait to throw some more stuff that was probably the best time there
  • Of the five sites we visited this was the smallest and closer to town. It was small on very roped off but it was nearly done with decent bathrooms. We spent only about a half hour at this smaller site but it was inexpensive to visit. Definitely not our favorite site but really not bad and close to the hotel zone/ downtown. Not nearly as spectacular as some of the larger sites but still interesting and was a good starter place.
  • It's a nice small ruin! For tours in general you should contact Cancun Guru! They make the best tours and trips!
  • It has fallen into disrepair. It has lost its plaques explaining the archaeological site. Parking is poor. Many of the iguanas are gone. It is very accessible and easy to see from the road.
  • This place is in the hotel zone and very easy to get to. If you are staying at the Crown Paradise, you can just walk over. Defenitely a place where you can take a break from your usual Cancun stuff and explore some mayan ruins. There is a small entrance fee. You should be able to explore this place in abiut 1 hour
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