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This ancient ruin was used as a religious gathering place.
Southeastern point | 2.5 miles off Costera Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Reviewed April 2, 2019

A small Mayan ruin on the road to the lighthouse. It's interesting to see and worth a quick look at but it's not a hugely impressive temple structure or anything like that. Our guide explained that it was used as a lighthouse and there were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BackinBracknell
Reviewed February 1, 2019

Located in the ecological reserve of Punta Sur, which is managed by the Cozumel Parks and Museums Foundation is "El Caracol" also known as the "shell tomb". To get there, you will travel to the south and then you must take a small dirt road...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank docscott1969
Reviewed March 4, 2018

The ruins of this small Mayan temple is just off the road. It is not particularly impressive and typical of Mayan ruins seen many other places in the Yucatan.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 184DonP
Reviewed September 7, 2017

If you're into history and ruins, this is an interesting place to check out. Involves walking, so wear comfortable shoes.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank myexplores
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Neat to see but very small! The eco park is about 15-20 per person to get into. Neat to do once but not sure if come back!

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Ruby1329
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

Got tired of hanging around the hotel, so we rented a jeep and took a drive around the island. Driving to El Caracol from the El Presidente was a snap. There is an older road that parallels the coast. It is one way, and has...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank robertlN3515KT
Reviewed February 8, 2017

It is a small mayan ruin but it is still worth taking the time to see and check out. Also since it is included with the park entrance fee. Plus you can also go to the lagoon look out platform that is on the other...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank joesA9154GR
Reviewed December 12, 2016

We decided to take a tour of Cozumel Island, one of the best choices we made during our 14 day stay in Playa Del Carmen. It started off with a ferry ride to Cozumel, the ride was good as the sea was calm (approximately 35...More

Date of experience: December 2016
3  Thank James M
Reviewed January 7, 2016

The story behind this ruin is there are conch shells built into the top of this structure that catch the wind in severe weather and send out a warning signal. We stopped here on a jeep tour that included the lighthouse and we visited here...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank tmackandj
Reviewed September 27, 2015

While I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to find this ruin, it was roadside while traveling in to the Faro Celarian Eco Park. Our taxi driver, Mario, pulled over to tell us a bit of its history: It was originally used as a...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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