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SAN GERVASIO RUINS TOUR

San Gervasio is the largest Mayan Ruins site on Cozumel, and also the most significant.  It was a holy site, dedicated to Ixchel, the goddess of fertility.  Mayan women would pilgrimage here from all over the country to pray at the temples of San Gervasio.  The settlement dates back as far as 100 B.C., and was continually settled starting in 200 A.D.  Today, several temples still stand, and while small compared to the massive ruins sites in the Riviera Maya, it is well worth a visit if you don't have the time or desire to make the trip over to Playa del Carmen on the ferry.  Let our expert guides take you back in time with the history of the ruins.

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San Gervasio Deluxe
Daily from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
5 Hours - Adults $59.00 Kids $59.00
Cozumel Island Tour by Jeep
Daily from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
6 Hours - Adults $79.00 Kids $50.00
      
Chichen Itza Coba Ek Balam El Cedral Tulum Mayan Ruins
           

Our Advice: We recommend San Gervasio for cruise ship passengers who are short on time, but would like to hear the tour guide explain the secrets of the Mayas on Cozumel Island.


SAN GERVASIO TOUR
FAQ's

Q: I'M ON A CRUISE SHIP - CAN I DO THESE TOURS?
A: Yes.  San Gervasio Deluxe is especially convenient for cruise passengers, and includes a nice beach break at Playa Mia.  The Jeep Tour is suitable for most cruise ship schedules, and can be customized to fit your schedule.

Q: WHERE IS SAN GERVASIO LOCATED? IS IT IN COZUMEL?
A: Yes, San Gervasio is located on Cozumel, about 11 miles from downtown San Miguel and the Punta Langosta cruise pier.  It is set in the Mayan jungle, draped in rain forest, and frequently inhabited by iguanas.

Q: HOW DOES SAN GERVASIO COMPARE WITH EL CEDRAL?
A: San Gervasio is much bigger and more significant than El Cedral.

Q: HOW DOES SAN GERVASIO COMPARE WITH TULUM OR COBA?
A: San Gervasio isn't nearly as large or impressive as Tulum or Coba.  However, it is conveniently located on Cozumel island, so no ferry ride is required to visit the ruins.  It can be done in a quick cruise shore excursion or hotel side trip.

Q: WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF SAN GERVASIO? WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT?
A: San Gervasio was a purely religious site with several temples and statues of Ix-Chel, the goddess of fertility.  Women once made pilgrimages here from the mainland Mayan empire to pray and make sacrifices to the goddess.  It was already abandoned when the Spanish explorers discovered it, perhaps due to disease spread by prior explorers.


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