Zona Arqueologica El Rey, Cancun

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Conveniently located in the heart of Cancun's hotel zone, 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. Our Cancun driving holiday planner makes visiting Zona Arqueologica El Rey and other Cancun attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Nice quiet peaceful little site only cost $5 American dollars guide wanted 20 dollars so we let that go Loads of Iguanas Didn't take long to walk round the place 
    Nice quiet peaceful little site only cost $5 American dollars guide wanted 20 dollars so we let that go Loads of Iguanas Didn't take long to walk round the place  more »
  • We wanted a short excursion for our first day in town. We enjoyed seeing the space, but declined adding a tour guide. There is a sweet older man that you can have walk you around and explain... 
    We wanted a short excursion for our first day in town. We enjoyed seeing the space, but declined adding a tour guide. There is a sweet older man that you can have walk you around and explain...  more »
  • My husband and I weren't eager to take a day-long trip and spend hours on a bus to see Chicen Itza, but El Rey was near the hotel and worth the visit. While we didn't have a guide, there were... 
    My husband and I weren't eager to take a day-long trip and spend hours on a bus to see Chicen Itza, but El Rey was near the hotel and worth the visit. While we didn't have a guide, there were...  more »
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  • For $10 we had a personal guide who provided us with an amazing experience with tons of info and history of the Quintana Roo area. Also it was within walking distance of our hotel!!
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and the very informative guide who showed us around and explained the history and culture of the Maya. Also enjoyed seeing the iguanas. Recommend using mosquito repellent.
  • Such an awesome site, definitely an overlooked gem in the Hotel Zone. Right across the road from Playa Delfines. Carlos, the tour guide, is the BEST and really knows his stuff! Stop by for a relaxing afternoon.
  • Really cool site near the hotel zone. We took the bus and it dropped us off right in front.
  • Loved it! A little archeological site in Cancun touristic beachfront. Calm visit: lots of Iguanas but no crowd, no street vendors. We can peacefully dream about how these Mayan communities lived, constructed their house, temple and edifices outside the forest. Entrance fee is only 55 pesos (2,5 euros). And we can take any bus on the Cancun boulevard for 12 pesos (60 centimes).

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