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. To visit San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site and other attractions in Cozumel, use our Cozumel itinerary builder.
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  • August 12, 2017
    We were a cloudy day, which was not to make beach. the route is short, charge entry, you can choose to make the trip with a guide (paying) or do it alone. The route is well signposted. Cute.
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  • August 11, 2017
    We liked our tour of the Mayan Ruins, it just wasn't very large. We paid the $20.00 for a private tour and our guide was great and gave us a lot of information. It's good to go see at least once, but ...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    We had Dante give us the tour. He had so much amazing information not just on San Gervasio but all of the Mayan history in the region. I learned so much. I would go back in a heart beat!  more »

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