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El Meco Site Cancun, Mexico | by Kirt Edblom
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El Meco Site Cancun, Mexico

El Meco ruins are located just north of Cancun, on the way to Punta Sam. From the top of its pyramids - the highest archeological structure in the northern peninsula - there is a beautiful view of one of Cancun’s lagoons

This two to three-hour visit offers the magnificent opportunity to become acquainted with an ancient coastal Maya city.

El Meco played an important part in communication with Isla Mujeres and belongs to the Postclassic period. It is considered the departure point for the Mayas sailing to the island and as an important reference for coastal navigation, including navigation through the lagoons and even at night.

The site has 14 structures with a main temple in good condition. There are no organized tours. Rent a car or hire a taxi to reach El Meco.

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Taken on July 18, 2012