San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, Cozumel

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Follow in the footsteps of Mayan women, who were expected to make the pilgrimage to San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site at least once in their lifetime. An ancient reminder of the once-mighty Mayan civilization, the spiritual site was dedicated to the worship of a feminine god, Ix Chel, hence its importance to Mayan women. Consider taking a guided tour to fully appreciate the site's epic history, although information boards in English mean self-guided exploration can still prove rewarding. Look out for the site's resident iguanas, who like to bask in the sun. Bring your camera and sunscreen, and consider arriving early before it gets busy. Add San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site and other attractions to your Cozumel trip itinerary using our Cozumel trip itinerary app .
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  • Nestled in the jungle about 35 minutes from the cruise ship terminal in Cozumel was this interesting sacred place for the Mayans. This was our second visit, the first was five years ago and we did not...  more »
  • Truly enjoyed seeing the San Gervasio ruin. The Mayan culture is/was amazing! We will plan to go back next trip to Cozumel!  more »
  • This was smaller than we expected but a nice way to see Mayan ruins without leaving Cozumel. They allow pictures but you have to pay $3 USD to take video. The guide we had was informational and entert...  more »

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