El Rey Ruins

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 2 USD
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids

The El Rey ruins are a group of lovely old Mayan buildings existing at what used to be a fishing village in Cancun. These gorgeous relics of a magnificent era gone by are certainly worth a trip to make. The city was abandoned but was the center of activity till the 1500s. Today this place looks astonishing with its natural and architectural beauty blended together.

The tiny place is surrounded by beautiful palms and make up a wonderful natural habitat. This makes a visit to the El Rey Ruins quite different from most other Mayan archeological sites. There is a sense of wildness here that is an amazing thing to see.

The white calciferous rocks look simply stunning and the iguanas that live in this habitat will be a real treat to see here. The village life around this area is also very intriguing. Be sure to observe the tiny straw houses that surround it. Peep through the day's time to visit by adding it to Cancun trip planner. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cancun itinerary 3 days.

  • This place is slightly difficult to find so make sure you ask a few locals about it.

  • Children: Free

  • Nearby Public Transports: Hire a car.

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  • El Rey Ruins Address: Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
  • El Rey Ruins Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • El Rey Ruins Price: 2 USD
  • Best time to visit El Rey Ruins(preferred time): 08:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit El Rey Ruins: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 62.49% of people who visit Cancun include El Rey Ruins in their plan

  • 49.29% of people start their El Rey Ruins visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see El Rey Ruins

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

93.99% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting El Rey Ruins

People normally club together Isla Mujeres and Museo Maya De Cancun while planning their visit to El Rey Ruins.

People also prefer to start their day with El Rey Ruins.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • It's quite a nice place to visit, with lots of shade. However, we could have used a little more explanation about the ruins.

  • Nice small ruins site, in the zone hotelera for small price of $5 only in Cancun also you can experience a closer encounter with the Iguanas

  • A must see if staying in the hotel zone. Right in the heart of the hotel zone and cheap admission. The lizards are amazing. The ruins are small but very interesting. Something fun to do to kill a couple hours.

  • El Rey is a nice archaeological site, very close to many tourist hotels. Our guide was incredibly fluent in English, and he gave us one of the most informative talks about the Ancient Mayans, including how they rose, fell, and how Europeans discovered the ruins and began preserving them. Not many people visit either, so you have much of the site to yourself.

  • A nice place to take your kids to introduce them to ancient civilizations. It's 90 pesos for 2 people and you'll see lots of iguanas on a 500 meter stretch of Mayan ruins. You may rent a tourguide to learn a little more. No droning.

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