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El Meco Ruins: Tours & Tickets

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Puerto Juarez 77500, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to El Meco. Obviously it’s not on the same scale as Tulum or Chichen Itza, but if your visit to Cancun doesn’t allow for an all-day trip to see those ruins, you should definitely carve out a few hours for...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ChiCookie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is easy to reach with a collectivo, and it is a beautiful small site. The pyramid is very impressive. I wonder why people travel so far to see Mayan ruins when they are just around the corner in Cancun as well. The entrance fee...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank LeavingHolland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The site itself is smaller than some of the more well known sites but was still impressive. There is a pyramid and a truly fantastic tree growing among the ruins. When we went, there was only one other family there and it smelt like we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I took a taxi here after a short visit to Cancun from our hotel. It was well worth it. We were the only people there, apart from a gardener, and it was magical. Not a huge place and not a lot of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank _suzannejcross
Reviewed 31 August 2019

The Mayan city of El Meco began its existence as a fishing village around the year 300 A.D and continued to exist until the Spanish arrived. The El Meco’s site consists of 14 structures, located between the coast and the lagoon. The most impressive facility...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank dnaleciz
Reviewed 28 June 2019

I was dead set on getting to the El Meco mayan ruins site on our trip to Cancun. It tooks some convincing to get my party of 4 on board for the ride, but they were ALL so excited once we got on our way....More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank MandJPittman
Reviewed 31 May 2019 via mobile

Quick stop off as part of a tour nice little visit didn’t need that long to be there to be honest about 45 mins to 1 hour. Nice little ruins so many in Mexico.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank UKtraveller19880
Reviewed 24 May 2019

A hidden gem in Cancun, we had this ruin to ourselves😃 A smaller ruin setting but well worth your time

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank burgessbear
Reviewed 15 May 2019

If you’re looking to get out for a bit of culture you shouldn’t hesitate to go to the Mayan ruins at El Meco. Taxi from TRS Coral reception is 360 pesos each way with a 2 hour wait and the trip takes around 10 -...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank shyteds
Reviewed 11 May 2019 via mobile

On one of the days we were looking in our book when we read that they had a small ruins about 40 minute walk from our hotel, so off we set with our water...... some time later we found the ruins!! (This was due to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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21 June 2018|
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Response from galeanne1961 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s open 7 days a week. I think the hours are 8:00-4:30pm. Nice little site.
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23 April 2016|
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Response from CAC313 | Reviewed this property |
While my family and I visited in April of 2019 I researched the safest and least stressful way for us to get around Cancun. I used USA Transfers company and booked a private private ride time in one of their vans with a... More
21 March 2015|
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Response from Cbleggs |
I think it was about 40 pesos - about 5.00 seems right.