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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  • October 2, 2017
    Beautiful archaeological site with an English speaking guide, but the ruins are some can disappointing share their small numbers and the visit lasts only about 20 minutes at the most... not very interesting
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  • October 2, 2017
    We returned to San Gervasio because our research told us it was the temple of Ix Chel the Mayan Goddess of medicine and childbirth. A fact that didn't turn up on a previous visit to Cozumel. The tour ...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    We wanted to have a tour of Cozumel and friends of ours referred us to Cucurumbe, this was an awesome tour, very informative, great sights and a lot of fun. Ruins were very informative, sampling of te...  more »

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