Krystal International Vacation Club knows that many tourists flock to Cancun for its beautiful beaches, gorgeous tropical waters and perfect temperatures all year long. Cancun and Playa del Carmen are significant hotspots especially for SCUBA divers and snorkelers as it is home to the one of the largest living coral reef in the world. Both the natural reef and the Underwater museum that has been created there draw millions of underwater enthusiasts to the Cancun region every year.

Other international tourists come for the beautiful scenery, excellent food, and fantastic shopping. With an almost overwhelming number of four and five-star resorts available at reasonable prices and a plane ride of fewer than five hours for most Americans, there is no secret to the fact that Cancun always ranks in the top three for international destinations for traveling American families.

However, according to Krystal International Vacation Club, one of Cancun’s major attractions is often missed by its millions of visitors each year. Surprisingly, the El Rey Ruins are almost unheard of to most international tourists in comparison to the famous archaeological sites of Tulum and Chichen Itza. While Tulum and Chichen Itza are both fantastic places to explore and learn about the ancient Mayan culture, most tourists forget that they have an excellent example of the same thing almost at their doorstep.

The El Rey Ruins sit directly in the middle of the hotel zone in Cancun on the lagoon side. It is generally a walkable distance or a short taxi ride from most of the resorts along the Hotel Zone. Cancun is considered by many to be the entrance to the ancient world of the Mayans, and the El Rey Ruins are an excellent insight into their culture and way of life. The site contains the ruins of more than forty buildings and very faint paintings depicting their way of life are viewable to the trained eye.

Krystal International Vacation Club highly recommends visiting the El Rey Ruins the next time you visit Cancun. It is only five to ten dollars per person for entry, and you can stay until sunset if you like. One surprising feature of the El Rey Ruins is that the colony of iguanas living there has become quite accustomed to their human visitors so you can get very close to them and feed them if you like. Krystal International Vacation Club strongly suggests that you do not touch them or handle them in any way as they are wild creatures. When planning your trip, make sure to pack some essentials with you including sunglasses, sunscreen, water, snacks and a good camera as you will have many photo opportunities while you are there.

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