Zona Arqueologica El Meco

Zona Arqueologica El Meco, Puerto Juarez

Zona Arqueologica El Meco
4.5
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Felipe C
35 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
The site is closed, I am so tired of poor information on trip advisor. I don’t know when they will reopen. Google seems to be able to figure out that it is closed.
Written 11 December 2021
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Ma290Mo
Rio de Janeiro, RJ88 contributions
Jan 2020
Interesting archaeological site. It's not an easily reachable place though as it's far away from everything. It's close to Punta Sam which is north of Cancun. To get there, you'll need to take a cab, or a series of buses, and to return to the city centre there's a "coletivo" stop right across the sidewalk. To visit the site, you'll need 2-4 hours, but it's not a busy place. The site is medium-sized, and it has more shadows than the El Rey site. The visit is more pleasant in the early hours of the morning. It's also a quiet place full of iguanas. It's a very relaxing kind of place. It's definitely worth a visit as it was also an important trading post during the Mayas.
Written 3 March 2020
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Rachel080
Edmonton, Canada11 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
A must see if you’re in the area! Only $55 pesos for an adult and kids were free. Beautiful grounds with big trees and ruins were in great shape. Nice mix of sunny spots and tree cover for hot days. Was very glad we went! It was a great way to show my kids the archeological ruins at an affordable price as they were done looking around after an hour. Lol.
Written 2 March 2020
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Mark S
Kelowna, Canada31 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Very cool to see and the person at the entrance was very friendly and made us welcome. They are just off the side of the road and we walked down there from the Punta Sam ferry area without much of a problem other than some sore feet. The iguanas are allowed to climb on the ruins but humans are not.

Well worth the visit. At this time is was 55 pesos a person.
Written 14 February 2020
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dilymavis
Holland, MI60 contributions
Feb 2020
We recently stayed in Hotel Row in Cancun and walked 35 minutes to visit these ruins, located just off the main road. El Meco is a small Mayan Archaeological site that is open to the public. Admission was 30 pesos (approx. $5). The site is well preserved and worth a visit, consisting of approximately 14 separate buildings dating back to 600 AD. There are kiosks that explain what each of the remains used to look like and their guess as to what they may have been used for. It is located 1 block off the main road to Punta Sam past the docks at Puerto Juarez. A local bus/van will drop you if you ask. If you want to visit Mayan ruins and don't want to pay the big bucks and 14 hours of your day to visit the more famous Chichen Itza, this is for you!
Written 12 February 2020
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Tomáš Š
Prague, Czech Republic31 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
These Mayen ruins are not that famous as Chichen Itzá, however you will not regret to come to see that.

Just save an hour of your time and you will be nicely surprised. The entrance fee is only 55 Mexican pesos (2,50 USD). The ruins are well preserved, located in a middle of wild but greatly kept nature. We met just a few people there and lots of iguanas which are relaxing on the stones everywhere.

Very friendly staff as well.
Written 11 February 2020
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John46H
Solihull, UK163 contributions
Jan 2020
I certainly enjoyed my visit to El Meco. Just two other people there when I arrived and only two more came. Such a surpise that so few people were at this nice site.

No it is not as grand a site as Tulum or Chichen Itza, but I think it has more ruins than San Miguelito (next to Maya Museum in hotel zone). I spent a reflective hour there having walked about 5 miles from my hotel. The central ruin is a pyramid but with plenty of other ruins surrounding it. You also get a fair few iguanas keeping an eye on you!!!

It’s not an expensive admission (55 pesos).
Written 5 February 2020
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Ann P
11 contributions
Jan 2020
This was a awesome find! We hired a local guide there, he was incredible! He was only about $15,for our whole group of 4. He gave us more information then our tour guide at Tulum that we paid quite a bit of money for. Do NOT miss this treasure in Cancun!
Written 28 January 2020
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michellerath
Williston, VT86 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We were staying not far from the ruins and went to visit. The day before we had been to Chichen Itza and what we saw at El Meco was a smaller, more intimate site of ruins. There were few people and the grounds were beautiful.
Check out the chapel almost right across the street on the water - beautiful.
Written 29 December 2019
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Bree B
Meridian, ID185 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Right in Cancun, our trip wasn't long enough that I wanted to take a long drive to see the more well known ruins. This was right in town, only 45 pesos, it was very quiet and beautiful. Many iguanas as a bonus and the giant trees add to the realization of nature ruling over man.
We were lucky a taxi pulled up to drop someone else as we were finishing but we were told there was a hotel near by we could have caught a taxi easily.
Written 11 November 2019
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