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“Thank you Ivan!”

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.
Chicago, Illinois
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“Thank you Ivan!”
Reviewed February 13, 2014

As our all-day excursion to Tolum for the Mayan ruins was canceled due to lack of interest, we went instead to the more local site on Cozumel. Our guide, Ivan, was phenomenal, with an amazing insite and knowledge of the ancient Maya. He asked us a few questions at the start of the tour to gauge our interest and depth of curiosity, saying our tour would be 30-45 minutes depending on us. It was an hour. We learned a lot. Thanks Ivan!

Visited February 2014
Thank Christopher P
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Worth the Trip, but don't expect pyramids”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

We were only in Cozumel for a day trip while on a cruise, so we decided against going to the main land, but we really wanted to see Myan ruins. San Gervasio is the only real option on Cozumel. Anything else you find here on the island is only replicas. That being said it was a very cool experience. This site was significant to the Myans, and is well preserved being that it is on one of the most hurricane prone places in the Gulf of Mexico. More historical that WOW, no pyrimads(those are only on the mainland). No large open areas, just some small ruins with in a jungle setting. Very clean, very pretty with A TON of IGUANAS running around. They are like squirrels, EVERYWHERE. That iguanas alone made it worth going. I would recommend it if you are on a budget and limited on time.

Visited February 2014
Thank Mike T
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Mesquite, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Well Worth Seeing”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

This site was sacred to the Mayan Goddess of Fertility and Healing: Ixchel. There is a rich history behind these ruins; it would be worth your while to hire a guide or do some research prior to heading to San Gervasio. The ruins themselves are not as splashy as those of Tulum or Uxmal, but they more than make up for it in terms of atmosphere and sense of the sacred. In addition to wandering through three separate sites over some very uneven terrain (bring bug spray), I saw some unusual blue and orange butterflies, the usual gang of iguanas, and was surprised to see Cozumel Coati here, too! The road to San Gervasio is gravel and has recently been graded; it's it good shape as of this writing. Cost to enter is $9.50US - one payment of $5.50US at the entrance, another of $4US just as you enter the ruins themselves. (Federal and Local) There is a small cantina on site (didn't eat/drink here), souvenir shops (some with nicer items), bathrooms with attendants, and I saw many benches with palapas along the various paths. I wore sandals here, and was really happy to make use of the foot washing station near the bathrooms. Try to get here before 10AM, when the tour buses start showing up.

Visited February 2014
5 Thank Dana R
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Great Experience”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

We only had a day in Cozumel and did not want to waste it travelling to the bigger Mayan Ruin sites elsewhere in Mexico so we added this attraction to our itinerary.

This attraction is well maintained and was not too busy on the day we visited.

You pay 2 fees to visit this location - 1 for the local government and another for the federal. Was $4.00 + $4.50 - well worth the fee.

Visited February 2014
3 Thank Paul C
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“San Gervasio Mayan Site”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

This was our second visit to Cozumel and this time around we decided to visit San Gervasio. The place is nice and if you have a tour guide you can understand the site. The ruins are small and worn and you cannot climb them, but yet nice.

Lots of iguanas around. My kids thought that was interesting!

Visited February 2014
1 Thank Poslek
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