Zona Arqueológica El Meco, Puerto Juarez

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  • We've been to the larger more famous ruins. This one was only minutes from a hotel, only around $3 for entrance fee. The ruins were great and if you like iguanas you'll have a unique photo op.  more »
  • A great little spot to kill some time, with amazing views. It will only take 30mins or so to walk around, but if you are near it's worth taking the time to have a look at this piece of history - and t...  more »
  • We went to the El Meco ruins Saturday morning around 9:30am and we were the only visitors there, which was great for us! The admission is 50 pesos ($2.65) for adults. Lots of shade and places to sit a...  more »
  • It is a small and tranquil Maya ruin built in the post Classical period. Located just a few miles north of Cancun downtown and easy to get to by taxi (150 pesos) or by the collectivo van which costs 8 pesos only from downtown. The entrance fee is 50 pesos. Five star for the lady at the ticket office who is very courteous and speaks good English.
  • El Meco was not a significant Mayan site but interesting none the less. It's located close to Cancun so it's easily accessible. Open from 9 to 5. I was the only visitor when I arrived at 4.
  • Beautiful grounds and a very manageable size. Ruins are very well preserved considering the age and give a nice, succinct glimpse of Mayan architecture and history. So glad we took a step away from the touristy resort scene for a short visit to some real Yucatan!
  • El Meco has a 41 feet tall pyramid surrounded by two plazas and a number of buildings in the ceremonial precinct. The site has discontinuous occupations dating to the Classic and Postclassic periods. El Meco is excellent for photography of ruins, iguanas, or both. Remember when at the entrance to photograph the site map so you can refer to it while walking the trails. According to the site map the habitation zones are outside the park boundaries to the north and east. If you seek an alternative to long bus rides to the fabulous (and crowded) Chichen Itza and Tulum sites, or have already seen them, try the El Meco, San Migeulito, and El Rey ruins in the Cancun vicinity. None of the latter three named sites are crowded.
  • Small and quiet. A nice stop to see ruins

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