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“must visit for mayan history lovers”

San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site
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Owner description: 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.
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
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“must visit for mayan history lovers”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

we love the mayan culture and their history. this was not a disappointment. we continue to learn new information at every ruin we go to. this is one of the smaller ruins so were only there about hour 15 min with our tour.

Visited May 2013
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Key West, Florida, United States
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Not much to see unless you are really in to history. We took a cab from the cruise port and it cost $60 for the ride. I think tickets to get in are sold for $8 each. You really have to love ancient history to know the value of these ruins; if not then you will not find much to see other then some old blocks and huts.

Visited April 2013
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“If you like Maya Ruins, it's a must”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

After biking 8 miles in the boiling sun of Cozumel away from the coast, I thought, "who would even think of doing this?"

People like me: who love ancient history, are fascinated by the Maya Civilization, and for whom the allure of ruined buildings is overpowering. Or perhaps those who may not have a chance to see a Mayan ruin otherwise.

San Gervasio is a perfect place to examine sober postclassic Maya architecture, and get more familiar with the rounded platforms and differently shaped corbelled structures of the distinct eastern coast style (if you know what any of this means, do not skip the ruins for any reason).

However, if you are on a short holiday and walking a mile or so in the jungle to see some old crumbling stone houses is not your thing, stay near the coast and snorkel, dive and swim. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Visited May 2013
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tinton falls, nj
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“if you dont have anything else to do, go here.”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

there is nothing much except for a broken hut or two. I would rather spend my time reading about it online or lounging in the shade of the trees at one of the excellent resorts on the strip. Or I would just spend time in the local handicraft shops which have better mayan stuff than the ruins. it is a waste of money and time ( especially if you are here on a cruise ship )

There are a lot of iguanas though, but i am pretty sure you can find them elsewhere on the island.

Visited May 2013
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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“Awesome; a must-do in Cozumel.”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Some may say that these ruins aren't impressive-- but trust me, they absolutely are. It's not Tulum or Chichen Itza but the goddess Ixchel is fascinating and this is a must do in Coz; and get a guide as they are well worth the $20 and do a great job of explaining everything to you. From the sacbe to the temple with all the hand prints and the altars, this place is not to be missed! These were my first Mayan ruins and I'm so glad I went.

Visited May 2013
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