Zona Arqueologica El Rey, Cancun

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Ruin
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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  • A "long rectangle" lined with ruin structures along both sides is this site (actually I would say more of an "appearance of long length" due to its fairly narrow width but yes you can walk back that.....  more »
  • This is a neat place to visit w/out going to the big guys like Chitza -I go for the Iguanas - pack your napsack with a boxed lunch from your hotel and bring some cut fruit or bread to feed the...  more »
  • 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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