Cancun: El Meco
As we were driven back to the resort one day we spotted not far from the resort a little Mayan pyramid. We asked the driver to stop so I could read the sign. Well what do you know? A few yards from the resort is another archeological site, and I wanted to see it. So we returned one afternoon.
There's a nominal entry fee and the tickets are very cool.
El Meco was once a small economically self-sufficient fishing village. While Tulum is considered the only old Mayan village with a seaside location, El Meco is pretty close to the water. Just across the road is the sea. And I'm guessing in the old days, before the construction of the paved road and the resorts the village was next to the water.
We were the only one visiting the site that hot early afternoon. It must be the wrong time to visit because the sun was so intense, but there were plenty of shady spots to cool off.
The pyramid is the centerpiece of Mayan sites we've seen, this is no exception.
The other ruins were pretty neat too.
It was nice having the run of hte place for a change instead of elbowing other tourists for a good shot of the pyramid.
OUR WORLD TUESDAY