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El Cedral

Costera Sur Highway, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Ranked #56 of 87 attractions in Cozumel
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Sheridan, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Cute little one block area of a couple of shops, place to buy drinks and chips. Good place to hold a large iguana with a sombrero (or a price) There is an old church with some history there, but I wouldn't go out of your way. Many people trying to sell you something-

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East Norwich, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The Church at El Cedral has been restored and is beautiful! There was a Mayan warrior at the small ruins there. he was very informative and quite colorful. There are several small gift shops there also.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Okay, so...I read a lot of reviews, and some are really good and some are really bad, and I think the reality is somewhere in between. Wanting to do something different, I signed up our group of 8 to go horseback riding at Rancho Palmitas in El Cedral. My plan was to go horseback riding and then go to the... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We bought some jewelry there on a credit card and they charged a different price than was quoted. The difference was about $25. The charge showed up as ARTESANIAS LA IGUANA. It was the store in the back right corner of the plaza.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

If you've seen the Mayan ruins on the mainland, it's totally fine skipping this one, as it's very tiny and lack of explanation. There is a nice church next to it, and many shops around the town square. We came here in a rental car off the peak hours of the cruise ship tours, and we were the only tourists... More

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