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Address: Costera Sur Highway, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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$70*
and up
Cozumel ATV Jungle and Snorkel Combo

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Neat village

My wife and I visited this place while on Princess Cruise. It is a nice little village. Not much to see though, but we did learn some of its unique history.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2013
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Little Rock, Arkansas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We did the local horseback riding through Cozumel Tours. This was where we road to to see ruins. What a joke. Save your mpney. The horses had engorged ticks hanging out of their ears and on their backs, They were skinny and had open sores. They were forced to travel over very rocky terrain and we kept imagining one breaking... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We had been to some of the larger ruins in previous years. We stumbled upon this small Mayan village, which was more interesting than the ruin itself. Mr. Cardenas shared his family's history, and showed us around. He expected nothing in return. He just wanted to share his Mayan culture with us. The church is beautifully simple. I loved it!

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USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

My wife and I visited this place while on Princess Cruise. It is a nice little village. Not much to see though, but we did learn some of its unique history.

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Kingston, Canada
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Tour the backstreet, this little town is a gem not to be missed. Rent a car and make this a stop along the way, the bus tours are a bad way to visit this island, they hurry to much and you miss all the little things that make this island special.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Village of 40-50 native Mayan families. Small church. Not really ruins worth seeing. They've managed to turn it into a tourist stop. Some fresh produce and native crafts & t-shirts. It costs 50 cents to use their bathroom. Did purchase a nice beaded necklace and several t-shirts. Took a pic with a young man dressed like a Mayan - tribal... More 

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Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

El Cedral is a small, quaint, and old Mayan village on the island of Cozumel, Mexico. It has a genuine but small Mayan ruin and a nice small Catholic church to see. We went into the church but you cannot enter the Mayan ruin. The people are very friendly and we got to sample some homemade tacos after viewing a... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Dirty,unfriendly little town that will try to extort all of your money, skip it. Not the pearl of cozumel more like the dung heap. Stick to the snorkeling, diving and beach areas of cozumel don't waste you time here. The ruins are very small and not worth seeing.

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Haysville, Kansas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My girlfriend and I took a Carnival Cruise and ended up in this little town by cab. The cab driver, Freddie took us on a guided tour for $25 each. This is a very quaint little town but travelers beware. The vendors there are crooks. We each bought a ring that the salesman claimed was blue diamonds and my friend... More 

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