El Rey Ruins, Cancun

Save 12% All-Inclusive Self-Drive Hummer Tour: Ziplining, Cenote and Interactive Zoo
FromUSD 188.99 Book Now

El Rey Ruins - A Quick Overview


Address: Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico

Ticket Price: 2 USD

Show on map

Time Required: 04:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

Currently Closed

Added 24.6K times in trip plans

Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids

Our day by day vacation itinerary maker is here to help you along every step!

Are you associated with this business? Get in touch

About El Rey Ruins, Cancun

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.

El Rey Ruins Information

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

El Rey Ruins Ticket Prices

  • Children: Free

How To reach El Rey Ruins by Public Transport

  • Nearby Public Transports: Hire a car.

Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Cancun before you plan your trip.

Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Cancun and book an accommodation of your choice.

El Rey Ruins, Cancun Reviews

  • This is one of the most underrated and least publicized archeological site in Cancun. It is walkable distance from most of the resorts. It is easily accessible and easily identifiable site. We paid the ticket price, however we were not issued any ticket. Hope the money is put to good use. Site is one of the well preserved. Mostly less crowded. You can spend time and get to touch the ancient structures.

  • These ruins are worth a quick visit if you're in the area. The cost is 50 pesos, and in honesty, you can walk the grounds in 15 minutes. There's not really an explanation of anything, but there is a guided tour available, which there is someone to sell it to you after you enter, but it's more of a Mayan history type tour. There are iguanas on the property, usually somewhere in the back area on the taller structures. You are not able to climb the taller ones, only the ones with a one level foundation.

  • Very interesting location and the museum is very informative and nice. My favorite thing was the wild iguanas, and walking is the tropical forest atmosphere. Almost no one else was there.

  • Love it!! It's a small archaeological area but very neat. Also close by my hotel stay at royal Solaris. My daughter was amazed with the size of the iguanas.

  • It is not a large site but it does have many different areas to see. Admission is inexpensive, about $5 US per person, and it is easy to get to on the bus and not as crowded as many of the larger sites. If you are staying on hotel row it is a must see.

Read all reviews