LOGISTICS -- For $45 USD, we hired a cab to drive us out to San Gervasio and wait for us, while we wandered around. We got there at 2:30, thinking that we'd have until sundown (around 5:30), but we learned that the ruins close at 4pm. Ninety minutes would probably be plenty for an average visit.
For most of our visit we were alone, as there were not very many other visitors. But if we'd had more time, I think that I could have spent another hour just leisurely climbing the ruins and photographing iguanas.
POINTS OF INTEREST -- Most of the ruins date from 1200 to 1600, although some are as old as 1000 years old. Some of the walls have original paint on them. Besides the ruins, the other big attraction are the giant iguanas. There are three types: gray, green and orange. The orange ones prefer the trees, so they're pretty well hidden.
All in all, it was a nice relief from the noise and stimulation of the central district, and seemed more authentically Mexican than many things we saw in Cozumel.
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