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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  • The ruins are interesting but not in an outstanding condition. You can visit without a guide and walk around and read the plaques, but is helpful to have a guide to explain what the life was like here...  more »
  • These may not be the most impressive Mayan ruins, but they are on the island of Cozumel. We took the guided tour and it was actually fun and informative. The guide was very knowledgable and answered a...  more »
  • You can just walk around this place with out a guide, but you'll get so much more by paying the $20, ours was very knowledgeable and she spoke english very well.  more »

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