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Although not as popular as Chichén Itzá, these ancient Mayan ruins are noteworthy in their own right, as this is the site where Mayan women paid tribute to the goddess of love and fertility.
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Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed this tour of Mayan ruins with a very friendly, knowledgeable guide. These are small ruins, so don't expect anything huge, but it explains the culture and lifestyle of this historic people. Iguanas were everywhere. It was a fun 2 hours.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dee D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting! We opted to pay the personal tour guide (only $20'ish USD's) and it was worth it. She was very knowledgeable and friendly even offered to take photos of us several times(important for couples traveling alone)!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lyndsey K
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you go here, pay for a guide. Old Mayan ruins, lots of history and lizards! Tour last about an hour, guide will provide lots of history of the Mayan culture, Spanish invasion, etc.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ALL7CONTINENTS1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful Mayan ruins. I have visited over 15 different ruins, and San Gervasio is one of my favorites.....not touristy like Chichen Itza or Uxmal.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So very fascinating to learn about the Mayan culture and see how amazing these structures were. This is a beautiful and informative location.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank planetpeanut
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From being hustled by parking lot attendant to take care of him and he'd watch the car to paying twice and being dragged in to look at the stores this was disappointing - needs an upgrade to be good

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Ian, was very knowledgable but not about San Gervaisio in particular. He had lots to say about Mayan and Aztec history but it wasn't always about what we were seeing. He admitted to making some suppositions that he acknowledged were just his ideas....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this as part of the jeep tour. The history of the place is fascinating. I think it is worth the stop. If you want to buy souvenirs, this was the best place on the tour I think. The tour guide was very informative...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived off of the RC ship and were told all water tours were cancelled due to rough waters. We had several options for land tours and this one was in a package with a beach tour too. Tommy was our guide. He answered all...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pianolady91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on our own and got a tour guide from the site. I was more interested in hearing about the importance of this particular archeological site but our guide couldn't tell us much about it. He was more focused on the Mayan history as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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DonnaRA_13
October 29, 2018|
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Response from Sherry H | Reviewed this property |
There is a narrow road from the main guest into the site. It’s not super far, so I think you’ll be ok. Bring non drowsy Dramamine just in case? Google pressure points on your wrists, if works for some people.. Bring bug... More
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Carla M
October 1, 2018|
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Response from Armyafmedical | Reviewed this property |
The ruins are about a 45 minute drive away from the port. You can either book an excursion thru the cruise lines, hire a private driver for a couple of hours, or take a trip thru many available as you get off the ship.
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B C
March 7, 2018|
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Response from La-Na-Nvs | Reviewed this property |
NOT STROLLER FRIENDLY! We attempted to bring it into the ruins but just ended up carrying both our baby and the stroller separately.
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