Cancun Mayan archaeological sites

Las Ruinas del Rey Cancun

El Rey archaeological zone

Locally known in Cancun as just El Rey (Las Ruinas del Rey) is located in the Hotel Zone. There are some small Mayan vestiges of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in Cancun. El Meco, a more substantial site, is found on the mainland just outside the city limits on the road north to Punta Sam.

Close by in the Riviera Maya and the Grand Costa Maya, further away you have Chichén Itzá in the neighboring state of Yucatán. But there are sites actually in Cancun such as Cobá and Muyil (Riviera) the small Polé (now Xcaret), and Kohunlich, Kinichná, Dzibanché, Oxtankah, Tulum, and Chacchoben.