El Rey Ruins, Cancun
El Rey Ruins, Cancun - Address, Ticket Price
Address: Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Ticket Price: 2 USD
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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.
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.
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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.
Everyone knows it's nothing like Chichen Itza or even Tulum, so they don't over-hype it. A nice place to walk and see iguanas climbing over ruins.
Interesting location. Plenty of Iguanas to take pictures of. A hidden treasure within the Hotel Zone.
Well worth the inexpensive entry fee to see the ruins. Very interesting. Don't expect much fluff just ruins, some plaques, and lots of iguanas, which our kids loved! Lots of fruit trees around so they were everywhere. Worth it and right in the Hotel Zone.