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

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.

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Things to Know Before Visiting El Rey Ruins

  • 94% of people who visit Cancun include El Rey Ruins in their plan

  • 57.97% of people start their El Rey Ruins visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

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

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

85.15% 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

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El Rey Ruins, Cancun Reviews

  • A go at your own pace type of adventure. Between $5-$8 USD per adult for entrance. But enough grounds to feel excited but not so big that you're overwhelmed. This is all outdoors so wear your sunscreen, bring a hat and sunglasses, and drink those fluids! Added bonus, there are iguanas EVERYWHERE! Very cool! Great experience!

  • Good place to see ruins close to the hotels Took my 4 and 6 year old and it was just enough to hold their attention for an hour or so with a guide we paid 200 pesos in addition to 55 pesos admission for just adults. If your looking to see some history at a fraction of the time and cost of going on a tour this place is just right. The guide said there was larger temple on the north side of cancun. We did not go to this but would check it out of we had time.

  • Iguanas! Great place for guaranteed sightings. Some of them looked pretty big. The ruins vary from half height to only foundations and there are no fully reconstructed buildings. It's no Chicken Pizza, but worth an after trip on the local public trans. There was a guide available for a fee.

  • Not much information on offer. Best to go early in the morning when the heat isn't so intense. Amazing wildlife!

  • 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.

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