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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  • Daniela D
    1 contribution
    Best guided tour I’ve had in years!
    We had a wonderful time learning so much about the site, Mayans in the Yucatan, and overall the lovely culture at Cozumel. 100% recommend getting a guided tour as it’ll allows you to have a more thorough experience with updated current knowledge. If you go , ask for Trisha she was so well-spoken enthusiastic and kind. She really helped us enjoy our time learning. Also recommend going to smaller groups to maximize the opportunity of getting fully immersed.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 December 2022
  • jin
    Beijing, China5 contributions
    Knowledgeable and friendly guide
    After coming into Cozumel on a Royal Caribbean cruise, we visited San Gervasio in the early afternoon. Our tour guide Trisha was extremely knowledgeable and had a wonderful English vocabulary. We learned a lot about Mayan culture and traditions as our guide told the story behind the ruins.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 December 2022
  • Gardengel-IoW
    West Sussex, United Kingdom759 contributions
    Well it's ticked off the list
    Average for me, probably my husband would have said very good so it depends on your interest in ruins generally. Mine is not great and this is certainly a ruin. That said our guide was very good and knowledgeable. Uneven ground so flat shoes. You are not supposed to take your own water inside the area, which, in this day and age, and with the heat was unacceptable. We had no problem with insects as it hadnt rained.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 7 January 2023
  • Virginia B
    286 contributions
    A visit to the Mayan ruins at San Gervasio, Cozumel
    This is an excellent Mayan site to visit while on Cozumel, it is dedicated to a fertility goddess. We hired a taxi to take us to the site, wait while we explored and then drove us around the island before dropping us off near the ferry terminal. The site will take about an hour to explore. There are not huge and impressive pyramids like at Coba or Chichen Itza but well worth the time. There is an entrance fee.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 January 2023
  • TrishPannell
    Flippin, Arkansas107 contributions
    A must see in Cozumel
    We visited this Mayan ruin in February 2023. We hired one of the park guides (Trisha) to take us around this archaeological site. Her knowledge of the Mayan people was amazing. She knew a lot more than you would read on the information plaques around the park. I highly recommend taking this tour, and hire a park guide to show you what you may not see on your own.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 24 February 2023
  • 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 28 February 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 6 March 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 7 March 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 9 March 2023
  • Susan
    Bangor, 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 18 March 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 13 November 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 11 August 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 19 July 2023
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Manny L
13 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 10 July 2023
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Katie400
Germantown, TN63 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We loved Chichén Itzá, and were on the fence about visiting this relatively small site. We are so glad we did! Like visiting Chichén Itzá, getting a guide after entering (and paying the initial entry fee) was the way to go. Pablo, our guide was wonderful. We are frugal travelers, but visiting these sites with a guide is worth every penny. We got there relatively early (9:15ish) and were out before the tour busses arrived en mass. Probably not worth doing if you don't get a guide.... the info at each area is minimal. Every worker we encountered there was friendly and professional. If you can snag Pablo as a guide, you'll have an amazing experience! Added bonus... it had just rained and the mosquitoes were out in force. For $1 per person we were sprayed with repellant upon entering and only on bite between the three of us! Guide cost was $30. Would have been worth twice that!
Written 5 July 2023
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Ck_Nest
Kennesaw, GA254 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
We had a blast at this Mayan site. The Mayan roads between the buildings were amazing as they are over 100 years old. We opted for a tour guide who was very knowledgeable. I’d recommend bring water and bug spray. There was plenty of wildlife there including birds, iguanas, butterflies, etc. it took about 2 hours to walk most of the paths to the different locations.
Written 27 June 2023
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NorCal-traveler08
Orangevale, CA1,910 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 17 June 2023
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Moneer B
Memphis, TN2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Although not as well-preserved as other ruins, there are a lot of individual sites that give an idea of what San Gervasio would have originally looked like. Cannot speak to the tour, as we just explored alone, but informational signs give an idea of what each area was/might have been used for.
Written 10 June 2023
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Cdntx
Houston, TX2 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 27 May 2023
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Tina C
Pearblossom, CA17 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Was so interesting to learn about the Mayan culture and history on this island! Ruins are less large and visually impressive than on the mainland, but I am glad they discovered them in the 1980s and are preserving them!
Written 25 May 2023
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