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El Cedral

Address: Costera Sur Highway, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Ranked #53 of 90 Attractions in Cozumel
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We went here with our Jeep excursion and I wasn't impressed with what we saw. There was hardly anyone there. More of a deserted area. A couple of people trying to sell souvenirs and a couple of mexicans standing outside of the tequila hacienda place. Our guide told us a bit of history about the place. We took a picture... More 

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Waukegan, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Not quite the historical site we were expecting. Felt like a tourist trap. The site lacked historical markers or information. Kinda had that "is this it" feeling.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This was not one of our memorable stops and I had to think about and review what we saw. My husband is a professional photographer so he is always looking for photo ops. The historical church was nice to photograph but it was closed and no one was around to give us the history. This is a very small village... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It was a charming village. We shopped there and got some good deals on things. I think I actually bought more there than anywhere else, the deals were just good. The people were friendly, but like most of these areas they are pushy. It is just something to expect. The church was neat. I wish they had more history on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

There is a small ruin here which is not much to see unless you have a proper guided tour. Not worth the stop and you should probably find Mayan ruins elsewhere if it interests you.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It was ok. The church was quaint. Didn't realize it was also a small town. Didn't get hazzle to much by the locals to buy their items. Didn't do my homework, so we missed the tequila tour, didn't know it was free. :(

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My husband and I have been here several times as we keep going back to cozumel for our vacations. El Cedral is a small town off the main road. The town is quite small, but worth the stop. Take the tequila tour...it's free and they do a great job (tip at the end). It is also home to a small... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This was not what I expected. Once you get there (us by rental jeep) you park and then immediately are haggled to come into some shops. We were strictly there to look at the ruins and do the tequila tasting. The ruin is a small temple maybe 15ft by 15ft that does not have any information by it or about... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is a small village in Central Cozumel. It is the site of an ancient Mayan Fertility Temple, sitting right next to a catholic church that was built in the 1840's. Its free, but the villagers are kinda pushy to get you to buy something from one of their shoppes. I suggest something small, just to make them happy, then... More 

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Elizabethtown, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Marla and I really enjoyed the experience of seeing this small remote Mayan village and learning of its history. The tequila factory was very nice. Marla liked some of the shops nearby.

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