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San Gervasio Mayan Ruins
San Gervasio Mayan Ruins

San Gervasio Mayan Ruins

Free admission
San Miguel de Cozumel

The Basics

Stroll through the sacred gardens of the goddess Ixchel, explore the large Ka’na Nah building, and visit nearby cenotes (natural swimming holes). Most Cozumel island tours visit the San Gervasio ruins, along with other local attractions such as a tequila factory and a chocolate factory. Some combo tours allow you to see the ruins via dune buggy and may include a snorkeling or beach excursion as well. Private and small-group tour options are available.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Cozumel

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September 2019
johncZ1311UF, Sep 2019
Mayan Ruins and Beach Time
Thomas was awesome! Very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Very patient and kind. Would recommend to everyone!
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Alberto took good care of us to...
estrellita s, Mar 2018
Mayan Ruins and Beach Time
Alberto took good care of us to ensure we had a fantastic time and that we felt safe the entire time. He shared with us the island’s history throughout the tour and we got to know him personally. He was very accommodating and courteous. Everyone that we encountered on the island were very friendly.
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We had a wonderful experience on...
Joseph B, Mar 2018
Mayan Ruins and Beach Time
We had a wonderful experience on this excursion. We were picked up by a private taxi and taken to the ruins where we had a private guide who patiently explained about the Mayan people. We then went to a Tequila factory where the fine points of the tequila process were explained followed by tasting. We then were taken to a beach area where our meal was provided. We had a very enjoyable driver and an enjoyable excursion.
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We were looking for an excursion to...
Christie D, Jul 2016
Mayan Ruins and Beach Time
We were looking for an excursion to Mayan ruins that would not take an entire day of our Mexican vacation! This trip was four hours and was fantastic! Our tour guide, Taz, was charming, funny and very accommodating! Great trip!!
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Well...we couldn't pronounce our...
Ryan A, Dec 2017
Mayan Ruins and Beach Time
Well...we couldn't pronounce our guide's name without sounding stupid so he told us to call him Taz. He had a cooler full of water, soda, and beer and delighted us with his knowledge of the area and tales of current events and stories from his own family. We were nightmare tourists... four kids under five in our group... and not one person was anything but kind and helpful throughout this tour. We stopped at Mayan ruins which were super cool to see. We had a knowledgeable guide and learned many things. Next we stopped at a Tequilla distillery... fun, good tequila, and even the kids had a good time. Our final stop was a beach stop. Because we had the kids our guide took us to a more family friendly beach resort where we had great food, hung out in hammocks, and got massages. The snorkeling part didn't happen because of our change of venue with the beach, but this was our choice. The guide was great... the kids were free... nothing was rushed, we took our time and had a great time at a great price. Do this tour... I rarely write reviews but I felt compelled to tell you this one was a great one!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The San Gervasio ruins are a must-see for culture and history buffs.

  • The ruins are spread throughout the jungle, so plan to do plenty of walking.

  • It’s a good idea to bring strong mosquito repellent.

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How to Get There

The San Gervasio ruins are located toward the center of the island, roughly 20 minutes by road from San Miguel, Cozumel’s only city. Taxis, rental cars, and scooters are good ways to travel on the island.

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When to Get There

You can visit the ruins year-round but the site is busiest from December through April, when the weather tends to be sunny and warm. There are fewer crowds during hurricane season (May through October), but be sure to check the weather for storms.

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Must-See Ruins on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

The Quintana Roo region is full of Maya history. The Tulum archaeological site lies one hour by road from Playa del Carmen and two hours by road from Cancun, and contains the remnants of an ancient port city. Nearby, the ruins at Coba contain a massive 138-foot-high (42-meter-high) stone pyramid. Further inland, the ruins of Chichen Itza are home to a similarly massive step pyramid dubbed El Castillo.

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