El Rey Zona Arqueológica

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El Rey Zona Arqueológica is a lovely hidden gem of an archaeological site in the Hotel Zone of Cancun. Here visitors can appreciate the vestiges of one of the most interesting civilizations of North America: the Mayans. These ruins offer a glimpse into the past of Mexico and is one of Cancún's most important archaeological sites. According to archaeologists, El Rey is a former ancient fishing village that contained grand religious and secular structures. The original Mayan name is unknown, however El Rey derives from one of the sculptures found in the village that resembles a monarch-like figure. Tours can often be arranged through the various Cancún hotels and travel agencies. You'll hear an explanation of the structures and their historical significance in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian or Portuguese. You can get here by taxi or local bus.

Location:  Boulevard Kukulcán Km 18

Business hours:  Mo-Su 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.