El Rey Archaeological Zone, Cancun

4.1
#1 of 11 in Historic Sites in Cancun
Conveniently located in the heart of Cancun's hotel zone, El Rey Archaeological Zone 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 El Rey Archaeological Zone and other Cancun attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Would recommend checking out El Rey if you are staying in Cancun's hotel zone. We took the red public bus ($1USD each way) down to El Rey. It was a good way to do a pretty cheep and quick excursion...  more »
  • Our favorite part was looking for the Iguanas. They blend in so well that they are hard to find. This had to have been quite a town long ago.  more »
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  • Loved it! A little archeological site in Cancun touristic beachfront. Calm visit: lots of Iguanas but no crowd, no street vendors. We can peacefully dream about how these Mayan communities lived, constructed their house, temple and edifices outside the forest. Entrance fee is only 55 pesos (2,5 euros). And we can take any bus on the Cancun boulevard for 12 pesos (60 centimes).
  • Don’t miss out! Mayan Ruins right in the middle of Cancun! Such history.. uncrowded and tons of iguanas & birds... very reasonably priced entry fee too!! Wear sunscreen 🥵
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