San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site

San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site

San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site
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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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  • Olivia K
    6 contributions
    Learn the local culture!
    This has been on the list for the past few visits... glad we were able to check it out. There are 2 entrance fees (one is federal and one is state) for a total of $12.50 usd. I would recommend paying for a tour guide ($30 usd). Angel was ours, and he was quite knowledgeable about the Mayan culture. Be sure to have bug spray!! Definitely not in the scale of Tulum or Chitcheitza, but definitely worth checking out!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written February 28, 2023
  • Craig M
    1 contribution
    Amazing tour at San Gervasio
    We visited the San Gervasio site today 03/06, and were not disappointed. Our group of 6 arrived via taxi, and after purchasing our tickets we’re greeted by our extremely friendly tour guide Trisha. Trisha was very knowledgeable of the site and excitedly showed us every aspect of the site she was passionate about. We learned a lot, and had an amazing time doing so. She gave us plenty of time to ask her any questions that we had about each stop around the tour, and again was extremely passionate and knowledgeable with her answers. Amazing site, amazing views, amazing information and an amazing tour guide.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 6, 2023
  • Terri G
    Clay, New York106 contributions
    SO much history
    Visited the ruins as part of a tour by Tripping Cool on Thursday, Feb 9. Our guide was phenomenal. I wish I could remember his name. He explained so many things about the ruins that if you had taken the tour by yourself, you definitely would have missed. As someone who loved history, thoroughly enjoyed this tour.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 7, 2023
  • Fred M
    1 contribution
    Great Experience
    The Mayan Site was extremely interesting. The site should be more accessible for people in wheelchairs. That being said the site offers a paid tour guide. Our guide Tricia was amazing, her knowledge of the site and Mayan customs/culture was superb and she was a great help with our mother, who needed the handicap accessibility.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 9, 2023
  • Susan
    Corinna, Maine93 contributions
    Journey to ancient history and enrich your present day!
    This was a wonderful experience! My husband and I learned so much from our private guide, Miguel! He was informative and answered all of our questions and then some! It was a learning experience through the ancient ruins...We could definitely suggest this site to our friends and visitors to Cozumel would be short changing their visit without this spot added the the itinerary!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 18, 2023
  • Rejean D
    Ottawa, Canada23 contributions
    Trisha makes the day!
    What an amazing and important site! We had a fantastic guide, Trisha, who shared her proud Mayan heritage with a superb understanding of site. And a very nice person. Most interesting is that the site is still being explored so it will be cool to see it over time.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 28, 2023
  • CatherineD425
    Moncton, Canada17 contributions
    Ancient Mayan community revealed in the heart of the jungle is worth a visit.
    Hidden deep in the jungle, we were amazed at the remains of ancient Mayan civilization. While it isn’t like the massive temples on the mainland, the interpretation and overall site info are well presented. The staff onsite are friendly and helpful. There are a few breezes, however it is warm, bring a water bottle. Bug spray may be necessary and closed toe shoes are best (runners or sneakers) as the terrain is at times uneven. At the end, they have foot wash area. Don’t miss the gift shops before leaving for quality pieces at reasonable prices, do ask for the discount though.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 10, 2023
  • ogerkan
    New York City, New York4,742 contributions
    Interesting Mayan Ruins
    Our first stop after picking our rental VW buggy, good to beat the heat and the tour buses! Relatively small site that is over run by iguanas. Not sure why there are two entry fees but there are. Obligatory shops as well as bathrooms. Well worth a short stop.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 14, 2023
  • Cdntx
    Houston, Texas2 contributions
    Dante!
    Dante made this tour! So knowledgeable and passionate. He also can sell you some land. Full package tour. Also, we were surprised no credit card at pescadero restaurant. Dante has a system and we were covered. So convenient.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 27, 2023
  • NorCal-traveler08
    Orangevale, California1,922 contributions
    Not what we expected
    I'll have to say we were disappointed. The pictures on the website show the semi-large pyramid but it is not part of the tour and you have to walk about 20-30 minutes each way to get to it. We didn't have time after taking the tour and it would have been nice to know ahead of time so we could decide what we wanted to see most as our time was short we could only do one. The site is pretty small compared to other ruins we have been to. The tour guides are very informative and ours did a wonderful job although we joined with a group of two and he charged both groups(it is usually a flat fee per tour). There is no shade so make sure to wear sunscreen, bug repellent, bring water and a hat. They have restrooms near the shops. You pay twice to get in and then pay the tour guide separate. We felt it was a little steep for how small it is.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 17, 2023
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Barbara S
Lansing, MI9 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
This was a fabulous visit to the ancient ruins within Cozumel. The grounds were just gorgeous and our tour guide, Trisha, was the best!! So knowledgeable, smart and kind. I would highly recommend a tour of these ruins while in Cozumel and asking for Trish. You won’t regret it!
Written February 13, 2024
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mckjl3
Washington DC, DC29 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
We really enjoyed our tour here. Our tour guide was excellent! Our group was the first to arrive and it’s so worth it to be the first ones there. It was cool and shady. The paths are all dirt or rocks so it is not handicap accessible. The ruins are in various stages of preservation. Seeing the handprints of the Mayan people was incredible. They do have a dozen or so shops outside of the park with people selling souvenirs. All were kind and pleasant. If you want to bring a drone, go pro, or large recording device (larger than a cell phone) you do have to pay for a permit (I believe they said it was $3).
Written January 22, 2024
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Anne S
United States7 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
We had a wonderful, educational experience touring San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site. Yana was our tour guide, and she did an excellent job.
Written January 7, 2024
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Hold-the-Elevator
Kerrville, TX64 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
I recommend this tour. Do your visit in the morning, when it's cooler. We engaged Luis as our tour guide, and it is said that he is "the best," and I tend to agree. He answered questions when we had them, he was patient with us, and by the end of the tour he was practically a family friend.
If you get Luis, and if he hasn't brought it up by the end of the tour, ask him for a brief explanation of the Mayan numbering system. I finally understand how it works.
So tour these ruins, try to get Luis if he's available, and be sure to bring water.
Written January 2, 2024
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Everett H
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Couples
Learning about the ruins was great, outside of a tactless comment our guide, Juan, made about my girlfriend putting the tour sticker near her chest, telling her it was okay to place it on her "tata". Juan does his job well and passionately taught us the history of the ruins and the Mayan people. It was just a shame that his comment left a bad taste in my mouth for the remainder of our time receiving this important and valuable information.
Written January 1, 2024
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csserious2
Chantilly, VA851 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Mayans are ancient people and their archeological relics are spread throughout the vast stretch of land. We decided to take a look while vacationing in Cozumel. The first thing that will startle you is the erection of two ticket booths, they charge $7 first, then $6 about 100 yards into the site. The guides are present nearby in case you need one. They charge 600 pesos for less than hour, 50 extra for credit card. There are few buildings to take a look as well as an opportunity to photoshoot. The bigger Mayan sites located mainland are more impressive and worth the time and money.
Written December 13, 2023
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Alexander M
6 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Great site for those who love history. You can explore by yourself or with a tour guide. I absolutely recommend the guide . Our guide Nacho was very informative about the ruins themselves, Mayan culture, and about the jungle itself. It's a bit out of the way and takes a while to drive to. however it's remoteness is also a perk since it was not super crowded and let us experience the ruins without having to deal with massive crowds getting in the way.
Written November 13, 2023
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Shannon L
Kentucky26 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Our family of 5 visited the ruins earlier this month as part of a Carnival Cruise excursion. This place was amazing! While the ruins were not as large as others on the mainland, it is a location rich with history. Iguanas could be spotted everywhere! It was very hot when we toured the location, but was pleased that our guide made a point to stop us in shaded areas. Mosquito spray is a must!!!
Written August 11, 2023
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mike v
2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
What a great hidden find. The ruins here are like a Mexican Stone Henge. They way the ancients setup the sight is really fascinating. The story of how the Legend of El Dorado came to be was fascinating. Ivan our guide was great
Written July 19, 2023
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Manny L
14 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Would definitely recommend! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and professional! Make sure to have bug repellent for the mosquitoes!
Written July 10, 2023
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