El Cedral is the oldest Mayan Ruins on Cozumel Island, dating back to 800 A.D. The Mayan village was once the capital of Cozumel, and the largest community on the island. It was discovered by Spanish Conquistadors in 1518, who tore down much of the Mayan temple, and then during World War II, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers destroyed more of it to make way for the island's first airport. Today, there is not much of this once significant Mayan temple remaining, but you can see a portion of it, and with the help of one of our knowledgeable guides, you can picture the community as it once existed - as the hub of Mayan life in Cozumel.
EL CEDRAL TOUR FAQ's
Q: I'M ON A CRUISE SHIP - CAN I DO THESE
A: Yes. All of the above tours are suitable for cruise ship shore excursions.
Q: WHERE IS EL CEDRAL LOCATED? IS IT IN
A: Yes, El Cedral is located on the island of Cozumel, inland off the main highway, across from the beaches on the southen side of the island.
Q: HOW DOES EL CEDRAL COMPARE WITH SAN
A: San Gervasio is much bigger than El Cedral.
Q: DO YOU HAVE ANY TOURS THAT ONLY GO
TO EL CEDRAL?
A: There are no exclusively El Cedral ruins tours, as it is a small site and only takes a short time to visit. All of these tours include the Mayan ruins, but also have other fun activities as well.