The El Rey archaeological site


Panoramic view of El Rey archaeological site

If you visit Cancun, a visit to the archaeological site of El Rey, one of the most important in the territory, is a must on your tourist routes.

Lodging in Cancun near El Rey archaeological site

Lodging and hotel near El Rey ruinsTo enjoy your vacation, the place where you stay will be the closest thing to your home during those days. That is why it should be a comfortable resort with the best services. The best all-inclusive hotels in the area that we will recommend are the hotels in Cancun.

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History and information about El Rey archaeological site

The name is due to the resemblance found by two travelers to a sculpture in the shape of a man whose origin they believed to be noble. It is also believed to have been a site of maritime trade, salt extraction and fishing activities.

You will be able to discover part of its history thanks to the signs that are in all the enclosure. The visit can be made with the family, as it is not a difficult path and can be seen quickly. It is also recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothing, as well as protection for sunny days.El Rey Mayan Ruins

The most important part of the site is a pyramidal base on which a temple is located. In addition, you will also have to visit the ruins of the ancient palaces, among other buildings on the site and walk around the whole place.

The El Rey archaeological site is open from Monday to Sunday from eight in the morning to five in the afternoon. You can reach the complex by your own car, public transportation or rental car. If you decide to go with your own vehicle, parking is available.

Close to the archaeological zone you will also find Dolphin Beach, one of the best beaches in Cancun. If you have time after your visit to El Rey, make a short stop to admire the sunset or take a quick swim.

Constructions and places of interest in the archaeological zone El Rey

It consists of 47 structures, a main roadway and two plazas. It is believed to be similar in shape and style to the Tulum ruins. If you want to get detailed information and soak up the history of the place, tours with guides can be booked, book at the entrance.

As we mentioned above, one of the most important structures is the pyramidal base with temple, which is the tallest building in the archaeological zone. It is believed that the political and administrative meetings of the archaeological zone were organized here.

It can also be appreciated that its architecture has different styles, since it was having different arrangements during the XIV, XV and XVI centuries.

There are also the structures that corresponded to ancient palaces, which were formed by large galleries and columns. There are also the structures that corresponded to ancient palaces, which were formed by large galleries and columns.

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Patu Soto | Me gradué en Periodismo por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Durante estos años, he podido desarrollarme como periodista y fotógrafa amateur en el periódico El Ibérico ubicado en Londres. También he colaborado y publicado tanto artículos escritos como reportajes fotográficos en varios medios digitales. Tuve la oportunidad de desempeñar labores de Community Manager en el centro cultural japonés Sakigake en Madrid. Actualmente colaboro como Redactora SEO para Oasis Hoteles & Resorts, con sede en Cancún. En mis ratos libres sigo formándome, aprendiendo y conociendo más acerca del mundo digital en general y de los RRHH en particular. Si quieres conocer mi trabajo un poco más, conecta conmigo en mi Linkedin.