San Gervasio Ruins
- Type: Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Mayan women use to visit this shrine in central Cozumel to pay tribute to their goddess of love and fertility, Ixchel. In present day, you can pay a tribute of your own (approximately $4 by most reports, but there are also some sites that mention an additional state agency park fee and a charge to take photos) to take a brief tour of this ruin. Most grumble about the cost of admission, previous guests do recommend you take some time to visit San Gervasio if you have never seen Mayan ruins up close. Companies like Cozumel Tours will take you around and through the ruins, but you could save time and a little expense by hoping a taxi to the area and walking through on your own.
But as one TripAdvisor user notes, "We wore flip flops and really wish someone would have warned us not to before hand. The area is sandy with black, fine sand that gets your feet filthy!" There's another reason to be squeamish and wear covered shoes: small lizards and larger iguanas are a-plenty on the grounds.
You can visit San Gervasio any day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.