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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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