El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey), Cancun

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
Conveniently located in the heart of Cancun's hotel zone, El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey) 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. By using our Cancun travel itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey) and other attractions in Cancun.
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  • Beautiful route, there are no guides, they give you an explanation when you arrive and one runs through the area, there are posters with some explanation, but I would have liked something more. Very hot, go early and cross Dolphin Beach to cool off.
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  • The place is small and is near playa delfines, we had already visited Chichén, but we decided to visit this place ... While we were taking a picture michae appeared a snake ... I was scared! Luckily I already finished our tour there. Well, if I had a chick you'd think q had more that way ... Besides, caring place. My husband seemed normal, but I didn't like it.
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  • SO many iguana there all hiding waiting to for you. have fun its free with a donation. Very nice workers there. Lizards are happy and free. nice to see with a family, GO! 
  • You cannot compare it to Chichen Itza but if you don't want to go so far from Cancun, visiting El Rey is a good option. Peacefully located at the end of the Hotel Zone makes it easy to access. Better to visit in the morning when the sun is still not that strong.
  • Visited Aug. 28. 2016 - Nice and tranquil walk through out the ruins... Employees polite and courteous.
  • Pretty uninteresting. Late classical, no decorations, just stone buildings. Okay for a quick visit, if you have too much time on your hands.
  • Place was beautiful to look at though this is not the best ruins you can see. If possible opt for chichen itza
  • It's very very litle but its very beautiful. A great experiences, god place to be in touch con the nature
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