"Mayan Ruins Right in Cancun" El Ray Tip by MatthewMetcalfe

El Ray, Cancún: 7 reviews and 15 photos

  Mayan Ruins in the heart of Cancun.
by MatthewMetcalfe

We only spent a few days in Cancun and didn't have time to head out to Chichen Itza or Tulum. Lucky for us, I saw a bunch of ruins right off the road in Cancun.

Ruinas el Rey is at the southern end of the hotel zone. It's a small set of ruins but still plenty to look at. Depending on where you stand, you'll see modern hotels and golf courses all aroud the site. The place is crawling with foot long lizards that don't show much fear.

I would say it took us 30 to 45 minutes to see it all.

Most of the Ruins are estimated to be about a thousand years old. That is astounding when you think of how many storms they weathered.

There was an additional charge to video tape the ruins but the cost was minimal.

If you want to see ruins but can't make the larger trips, stop by and see these.

Address: Southern end of the Hotel Zone.
Directions: It's on the side of the road opposite the beach. The bus will stop pretty close to the ruins and you can walk from there.
Website: http://www.visitmexico.com/en/el-rey-archaeological-site-in-cancun

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 27, 2004
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