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Zona Arqueologica El Rey, Cancun

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Ruin · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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Conveniently located in the heart of Cancun's hotel zone, Zona Arqueologica El Rey represent the remains of a former Mayan fishing port. The settlement reached its peak in the post-classic period, from 1200 to 1500 AD. Explore the stone ruins sprawled across the site, contrasting the hotels and resorts in the background. While visiting the historic site, you'll spot a staggering amount of iguanas that inhabit the place, as well as some colorful birds. Our Cancun driving holiday planner makes visiting Zona Arqueologica El Rey and other Cancun attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We enjoyed walking through the ruins and seeing all of the iguanas was fun. There were very few people and it was peaceful. It was a little hard to find and a few more signs would be helpful in... 
    We enjoyed walking through the ruins and seeing all of the iguanas was fun. There were very few people and it was peaceful. It was a little hard to find and a few more signs would be helpful in...  more »
  • Had a great experience at El Rey! Only cost $70 pesos entry per person . We took a guided tour with Carlos who was very knowledgeable about the site and Mayan culture. We gave him $20 US. We toured... 
    Had a great experience at El Rey! Only cost $70 pesos entry per person . We took a guided tour with Carlos who was very knowledgeable about the site and Mayan culture. We gave him $20 US. We toured...  more »
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  • For $10 we had a personal guide who provided us with an amazing experience with tons of info and history of the Quintana Roo area. Also it was within walking distance of our hotel!!
  • Close to the hotel we did check it out. Interesting but also limited information provided. Make sure you do it early in the day otherwise it’s too hot. An older man is walking around offering giving a tour. If you don’t book him he comes back with stupid comments which I found absolutely inappropriate and he should stop doing that. Takes about 30 minutes to visit the site. Best are the animals you can see…

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