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El Cedral

Address: Costera Sur Highway, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Ranked #50 of 79 Attractions in Cozumel
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Granbury, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Monee, Illinois
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271 reviews 271 reviews
87 attraction reviews
376 helpful votes 376 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We stumbled upon this town while cruising around the island on a rented scooter. When we first saw the large entrance arch we didn't even know what El Cedral meant. We decided to go exploring. It's about three miles off the main road on a paved road . The area is very pretty with a large canopy type building and... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Second diving experience at open water. Amazing corals and fishes at Paso del Cedral Reef ,Cozumel, warm and calm water, master divers really know how to make you feel safe and at the same time looking for the best corner to find many different species of coral and angel fish,spotlight parrotfish,butterfly fish,many different sergeant major color .Even a beautiful and... More 

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Sheridan, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had the place to ourselves, since we intentionally picked a day when there weren't cruise ships in port. Our tour operator, Adiel, is well-versed in Mayan history, so we had a lovely and informative private tour, including the ruins and the small church that was built in the mid-1800's. It's a charming area to visit, especially if you can... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had a good time checking out the small Mayan ruin and checking out the little shops. Make sure you stop by the Tequila store, get a Tequila tour, and buy a margarita in a souvenir cup!

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Eugene, OR
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This Mayan ruin is the oldest on the island and small, like the size of a small house and without ornamentation. It is thought to have been an important ceremonial site. Despite its size, it's a fun little stop. It's encompassed by a small town and, of course, there are a bunch of shops across the street excited to sell... More 

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Small village on south west side of the island with great tequilla. They explain the process of making tequilla and offer samples. No pressure to buy but we did! They packaged our bottles very well and we had no trouble with them at customs or in our luggage. A must visit even if you dont like tequilla, you will after... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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198 reviews 198 reviews
80 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Small Mayan ruins with a single representative dressed as a Mayan-Free. FREE tequila tour with excellent private company tequila. Very nice small village mostly of family with great prices, low pressure sales, many excellent options without the city congestion. A great deal of hand made items are available including some very nice black coral items. The village is small and... More 

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