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Address: Costera Sur Highway, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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During a cruise we rented a car in Cozumel. We saw a sign leading to Mayan ruins at El Cedral. El Cedral is a little town. The ruins are tiny. A fellow dressed like a Mayan is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Tiny ruin-to which a tacky screen door has been added. Church was quaint. That is it. Bunch of vendors with the usual stuff and usual sales push. Not worth the ride

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a nice quick stop along the way that has some merchants, a cute church, and a tiny ruin with a guy dressed as a Mayan who accepts tips for taking photos. It's definitely a tourist trap, and we're glad we didn't go out of our way to see it. If you have time, stop by; if not, you're... More 

Thank Jebbie15
Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

the is place is 90% mexican merchant. there is a maya church but it has been renovated it doesn't look nothing like it used to be. then there is Tequila History store. Stay away... you will waste 30 minutes a guy trying to sell you organic tequila. i question what is inside the makeshift bottle. i can't stress enough not... More 

Thank orlandofamily2015
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

During a cruise we rented a car in Cozumel. We saw a sign leading to Mayan ruins at El Cedral. El Cedral is a little town. The ruins are tiny. A fellow dressed like a Mayan is there to answer questions. For a donation he’ll pose for pictures. There is a Catholic church built next to the ruins that you... More 

Thank okiesooner09
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Small ruins, local shops....bad tourist trap. If you want to see ruins take the ferry to the mainland and see Coba!

Thank Amber H
North Richland Hills, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We drove out here because it was about 10 min from our resort. The town is clean and the people are friendly. There is a small Mayan ruin with a guy dressed as a Mayan that will tell you all about it. He gladly accepts tips. It's also home to the first Catholic Church on Cozumel. There are many shops... More 

Thank Justin M
Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was by far the worst part of our trip to Cozumel. At first we were looking for another business we had made a reservation with and ended up here. As soon as we drove into the "town" we had to stop behind someone and then our car was surrounded by the locals. They started knocking on our windows asking... More 

Thank Kerry A
Columbus, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

El Cedral has seen better days. Much of the shops/village area are closed. The centerpiece of the area is a Catholic Church (still in use) dating back to the 1800's. It is very interesting and the crucifix in the front alter window is breathtaking. Next to the Church is an old Mayan temple. There is not much to see there... More 

Thank Keystone_Cruiser
Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It is a little village in the middle of Cozumel island, about 15 minutes away of downtown. You can rent a car and get there. It is quiet and extremely peaceful village. You'll find a tiny pyramid next to a catholic chapel, the pyramid was raised by Mayans to adore the goddes of fertility Ixchel

Thank Omar R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We took our Private Jeep Tour with CozumelCruiseExcursions and this was a stop we chose. It's tucked off the road and it's small but truly a hidden gem. People are working hard to get the "flea market" area up to par. The locals there were so kind, it was really a cool little area to see...it doesn't take long but... More 

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