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.

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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.
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The other ruins were pretty neat too.

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It was nice having the run of hte place for a change instead of elbowing other tourists for a good shot of the pyramid.



  1. So much to see here! I like the tickets too. :)

  2. What a cool place.

  3. Hi! Nice historical place. Looking at your photos, I imagine many things in the old era. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wonderful photography of a unique place for OWT ~ glad you went back ~ Happy Week ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A CreativeHarbor)

  5. Cancun is one of my favorite places although I haven't been there in quite a few years, so much beauty and history!! I love your captures for the day!! Thanks for sharing the history and the beauty with us!! Yes, I like the tickets, too!!! Have a great week!

  6. Great shots. What an interesting place to explore.

  7. Dearest Photo Cache;
    I've never heard of the pace called Cancun nor El Meco. I checked with the PC (got where it is, haha) Isn't it wonderful to be able to have a look at where we may never visit through friend's blog!!!
    Great place and thank you very much for the Mayan atmosphere♡♡♡ I agree for your last phrase!

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  8. Wonderful archaeological site, definitely worth a visit.

  9. wow o wow!

    I want to visit ancient places like this someday

  10. A strong series on these old places. A great place to visit.

  11. The ruins are amazing. I enjoyed going along with your visit to these places without huge crowds.

  12. Great post. Would love to visit here someday too.

  13. Have a blessed Lent PC. This place is just wow, I will definitely lose track of time if I ever I am in that place. So many beautiful spots that you have captured in your shots :)

  14. what a nice treat even under the scorching sun!
    and the ruins are just amazing,
    plus the macro shot on the lizard thingy.
    * yes! I have yet to visit this place sometime. *

  15. Pictures got me a virtual tour...!Have a nice day..!

  16. I would have returned too. All Mayan sites are different and amazing!


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