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Reviewed 3 days ago

What is it?? A town, nearly abandoned, with an old church, some ruins, and a ton of little kiosk shops just like you see on the rest of the island. We really only went here because we had a rental car and wanted to explore...More

Thank AshleyJackson524
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing colonial or arquitecturally interesting in the town, but still, for 2 usd is ok to take a look. The cenote on the other hand, is unclean and small, nothing compared with the ones in mainland Yucatan. It feels like a scam to...More

Thank raissel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a couple of hours available one afternoon and asked about seeing Mayan ruins. El Castillo required an ATV, and the others were closing before we could drive there, so our hotel concierge suggested El Cedral (telling us ahead of time that it was...More

Thank Sandi B
Reviewed July 28, 2018

My girlfriend and I went to El Cedral on a tour with Gotourcozumel. Our guide Clemente Perez shared with us his vast knowledge of the Mayan culture on the way to the village. After we received the Mayan blessing ritual we did a walking tour...More

Thank MigueldeCozumel
Reviewed July 8, 2018

If you like history you must visit this little town. It is the oldest town in Cozumel and actually used to be the original downtown. It takes about an hour to walk around and enjoy the past. Yes, they do have the normal vendors and...More

1  Thank Amy R
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

El Cedral has the opportunity to present an authentic Cozumel town with the highlight of the oldest ruins on the island. Unfortunately it seems like they built a toll booth to enter a town with remarkable (but small) ruin surrounded by peddlers of the same...More

2  Thank FlashpackSSA
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Unfortunately it was raining while we were here so a short visit. Shops..Watched a performance at restaurant of Mayan Ritual and Ball game. Replica Mayan ball field. Probably would not return..

Thank sherhens
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

This was for the past three years this was one of my families favorite places. Then Mexico politics and greed (government type) took a huge bite out of it. Forced to charge a fee at the gate this place is now nearly empty. The merchants...More

Thank 724ernestf
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

The biggest rip off on the island! People keep taking $5 for directions and the roads are all potholes!!! The " village " is a flea market w nothing but junk!! Beware it is a real scam!!! I feared my car would break down and...More

1  Thank Lmd613
Reviewed March 1, 2018

We have gone to El Cedral several times in the past and found it quite charming. This year they are charging $2 per person to drive through. I didn't really mind paying considering that people drive through and there's probably wear and tear on the...More

2  Thank RovingReporter2016
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