Zona Arqueologica El Rey, Cancun

4.1
Ruin · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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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  • This is a neat place to visit w/out going to the big guys like Chitza -I go for the Iguanas - pack your napsack with a boxed lunch from your hotel and bring some cut fruit or bread to feed the...  more »
  • We visited here what seems like a lifetime ago in March, before the current COVID-19 pandemic. El Rey is located right in the middle of the Hotel Zone in Cancun. While it is not the most famous or....  more »
  • Small site of ruins. Federally run so it only takes $55 pesos. Little english translation but you get the idea. If you are not far, it is a nice short change from the beach. Hats a great idea...  more »
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  • 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).
  • Don’t miss out! Mayan Ruins right in the middle of Cancun! Such history.. uncrowded and tons of iguanas & birds... very reasonably priced entry fee too!! Wear sunscreen 🥵
  • I recommend visiting this site to anyone in Cancun. A very well excavated and presented archaeological site with English and Spanish explanatory plaques by each feature. There are also loads of iguanas roaming the site which is a plus!
  • It is an small archeological site, not bad, but I think more information is needed. What you can find in a large numbers are beautiful iguanas.
  • Not much to see. Very few signs with information. Easy parking. Cheap entrance.

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