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Although not as popular as Chichén Itzá, these ancient Mayan ruins are noteworthy in their own right, as this is the site where Mayan women paid tribute to the goddess of love and fertility.
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Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 983 837 2411
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Reviewed yesterday

Cesar was our guide and we booked through Carnival. These ruins are more manageable than Tulum. We were bused to the site and given a brief city tour. Only water can be brought into the Mayan site. Restrooms were clean. This is a moderate walking...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited the ruins with my bf and we had an amazing experience. Walking around the ruins was amazing, not only are they well preserved the area around it invites you to take everything in. Didn't take the guided tour because to be honest the...More

1  Thank Ichechel
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here while cruising on the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas as one of the excursions they offered and had an amazing time. These ruins are well preserved and have absolutely beautiful grounds. Very surreal experience seeing this sacred site in person. Our...More

Thank tedlong29
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site was really interesting and neat, but our tour guide was so rushed to get us through and back to the shops that we missed half of the tour options - I eventually walked away so I could tour on my own.

Thank ColoradoTravelsWorld
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do yourselves a favor and pay for the guided tour. We found our guide very knowledgeable and personable. She spoke English very well and added a bit of family history into her presentation, with just theright amount of humor added in. The taxi driver stayed...More

Thank KrisandJerry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing, the history is surreal, the guide we had was very knowlegeable, truly an unbeleivable place!

Thank tessanotebaert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time in Cozumel so we decided to do something low key. This was definitely interesting to learn about and we loved the history and the structures there. It was a beautiful day and if you go in the morning there is...More

Thank Priscilla C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think a lot of people miss out on this site because their focus is on Chichen Itza or Tulum (which are amazing), but San Gervasio is an important part of Mayan history and worth a visit. Definitely wear comfortable walking shoes, wear light clothing,...More

Thank female_nomad02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its only $9.50 US and if you like the history and archaeological ruins, this is your place. Grab a cold beer when you are done. Bonus.

1  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

San Gervasio while not as spectacular as some of the other Mayan Ruins is a very interesting site. One thing is to bring mosquito repellent with you.

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October 29, 2018|
Response from Alex S | Reviewed this property |
It's been several months, but I do NOT remember any extremely twisting roads. The island is not very big, and majors roads run along the coast and bisect the island in the middle. I think you'll be fine.
Carla M
October 1, 2018|
Response from Alex S | Reviewed this property |
The ruins are about a 45 minute drive away from the port. You can either book an excursion thru the cruise lines, hire a private driver for a couple of hours, or take a trip thru many available as you get off the ship.
March 7, 2018|
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Response from La-Na-Nvs | Reviewed this property |
NOT STROLLER FRIENDLY! We attempted to bring it into the ruins but just ended up carrying both our baby and the stroller separately.