San Miguelito

Archaeological Site in Zona Hotelera

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This archaeological site contains more than a dozen restored Maya structures inhabited between AD 1250 and 1550, prior to the arrival of the conquistadors. It is underwhelming if compared to some of the nearby ruins in Tulum or Cobá, but a nice cultural diversion if you're staying in Cancún. A path from the Museo Maya leads to remains of houses, a palace with 17 columns and the site's tallest structure: the 8m-high Pirámide (Pyramid), which was rebuilt three times.

Access to the ruins is included in the entrance fee to the Museo Maya.