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San Gervasio picture in Cozumel
San Gervasio picture in Cozumel
San Gervasio picture in Cozumel
San Gervasio picture in Cozumel
San Gervasio picture in Cozumel
San Gervasio picture in Cozumel

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  • 9.5
  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily

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  • Sightseeing Type
  • 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.4
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    2.0
  • Facilities
    3.0
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    4.0

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Mayan women used to visit this shrine in central Cozumel to pay tribute to their goddess of love and fertility, Ixchel. Today, you can pay a tribute of your own by taking a brief tour of this ruin; it costs $9.50 to access the park. Most grumble about the cost of admission, but 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 taking a taxi to the area and walking through on your own. 

Although you can explore the ruins on your own, some recent travelers recommend paying a bit more for a guided tour once you're there, as you'll learn a lot more. Also, make sure to wear sneakers, as the ground is quite sandy and there are a variety of small lizards and larger iguanas on the grounds. Bringing plenty of water and some bug repellant is also recommended. You can visit San Gervasio Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Restrooms, free parking, souvenir stores, guides and a snack bar are available on site. To learn more about the facilities available at the ruins, visit the Cozumel Parks website.

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