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El Cedral Tours

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El Cedral
El Cedral is a village on the southwest side of Cozumel. It is also the site of the island’s oldest Mayan ruins, which date to AD 800. Spanish explorers first discovered El Cedral in 1518, and it became the island’s first official city in 1847. Today it’s home to a small community of quaint houses and farms, as well as an annual festival.
 
The Basics
Most of the Mayan temple that stood on this site has been torn down, but a small archway remains, and  it is enough for you to visualize what daily life may have been like at the time of the Mayan civilization. Visitors can view the ruins, alongside a small church, as well as the village of El Cedral as it stands today. Tours of Cozumel usually include a stop in El Cedral.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • There are vendors selling embroidered handicrafts, jewelry, and more in the village.
  • Because it’s a small site and takes a short time to visit, there are no tours of El Cedral alone, but the sight is included in broader tours of Cozumel.
  • The annual Festival de El Cedral takes place from late April to early May.
 
How to Get There
El Cedral is located off the Carretera Costera Sur highway between kilometers 17 and 18 in Cozumel. It’s a 30-minute drive from the airport. Some motorcycle and buggy tours of the visit the village. During the annual Festival de El Cedral, buses regularly depart from the parking lot across from Chedraui, near the airport, to accommodate the crowds.
 
When to Get There
The site is open daily from sunrise to sunset. In late April, you can catch the annual Festival de El Cedral, celebrating local artists, music, and traditions. During the festival, the village is packed with visitors and vendors, and the atmosphere resembles a state fair, with games, rides, and entertainment. Many of the events take place in the afternoon and evening.
 
El Caracol
Another archaeological site on Cozumel, El Caracol is located within the island’s Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Snail sculptures used to adorn the dome of the tiny temple, along with rows of actual snails embedded in the stucco; hence the name El Caracol, which means “snail” in Spanish. Tours of Cozumel usually include stops at El Cedral and El Caracol.
Address: Carretera Costera Sur Highway, Cozumel, Mexico
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17 Tours and Activities to Experience El Cedral

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Skip the Line: Admission Ticket to El Cedral Town and Mayan Temple

Skip the Line: Admission Ticket to El Cedral Town and Mayan Temple

Secure your chance to visit the historic village of El Cedral, where you can see the ruins of a Mayan temple and the current way of life in the village. By booking advance tickets you can skip the lines and have more time to explore the village, making this option ideal for someone with limited time on the island.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.00
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$16.00
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Private Jeep Excursion in Cozumel with Lunch and Snorkeling

Private Jeep Excursion in Cozumel with Lunch and Snorkeling

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Discover the jungle and beaches of Cozumel with just your family and friends on this private self-operated Jeep tour. Follow your guide from a separate vehicle and drive into a national park to learn about the local geology and Maya history. Continue to white-sand beaches for snorkeling and enjoy a delicious lunch. These are just some of the activities and sites available. Leave the routine tours behind and design your own itinerary to include horseback riding, shopping, more sightseeing and whatever else suits your interests.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.00
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$74.00
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Cozumel Self-Drive Buggy Tour: Snorkeling, Mayan Heritage and Mexican Lunch

Cozumel Self-Drive Buggy Tour: Snorkeling, Mayan Heritage and Mexican Lunch

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Check out Cozumel sights from the seat of a rugged buggy that easily handles the terrain's twists and turns. Head to the El Cedral ruins for a chance to learn about the area's strong Maya heritage, and then zoom to the waterfront to snorkel in Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park and SkyReef. Stop in between to chow down on an included Mexican-style lunch.
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  • 4 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$77.55
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$77.55
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ATV Mud Kicking and Snorkeling Experience in Cozumel (Private)

ATV Mud Kicking and Snorkeling Experience in Cozumel (Private)

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Get off road in the Cozumel jungles with this all-terrain vehicle tour. Follow your guide through the jungle to the Jade cenote, where you can take a dip and cool off. Wind up at a local beach club for some lounge time and a sailing excursion with snorkeling, lunch, and an open bar. This tour allows you to experience multiple water sports in a single day and has everything arranged for you.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.99
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Mayan Jungle Jeep to Jade Cavern Cenote and Snorkel Adventure

Mayan Jungle Jeep to Jade Cavern Cenote and Snorkel Adventure

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Feel the breeze as you zip around Cozumel aboard a Jeep on this 5-hour tour. After receiving instructions from an informative guide, drive a jeep to Jade Cavern and other top island attractions. Follow this with snorkeling in beautiful clear waters and a satisfying lunch. Wrap up the day with a tour of an esteemed tequila factory, complete with tastings. Choose from several departure times to suit your schedule.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.00
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Mayan Experience, Mexican Show and Lunch

Mayan Experience, Mexican Show and Lunch

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Kun Che Park is a tourist park full of adventures and culture to learn. Live the experience of the Mayan culture with delicious tastings, learn how to cook your authentic and artisan dishes and take a look at the way of life of our culture. Enjoy a walk through the jungle of Cozumel knowing more about the representative sculptures of the most important gods visiting our incredible Mayan sanctuary. Be impressed by the “Pok Ta Pok” Mayan ball game and our prehispanic dances. Finishing in the main palapa to enjoy our traditional buffet with dishes from the Yucatan peninsula while you are watching the folkloric show with regional dances from all over Mexico.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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Hacienda San Gabriel - Horseback Riding Tour Cozumel

Hacienda San Gabriel - Horseback Riding Tour Cozumel

Enjoy a horseback riding tour at Hacienda San Gabriel, which takes you through the scenery of Cozumel. Even novice riders will feel safe and comfortable with the leadership of a guide and a small group of just six travelers or fewer. After the horseback ride, you’ll have access to all the amenities at the hacienda, including the farm, the cenote, bicycle rentals, swimming pool, basketball court, and others.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

Tortugas Jeep Adventure & ATV Cenote Jade Experience (Private)

Tortugas Jeep Adventure & ATV Cenote Jade Experience (Private)

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Your tour starts when our friendly Staff greets you and pair you up on board a comfortable A/C Jeep Wrangler. Driving is off to the eastern side of Cozumel for a panoramic view of unspoiled beaches and the Caribbean Sea. This ride will provide you with plenty photo opportunities. Along the way, you'll be able to enjoy a brief Tequila Tasting. Next stop is at El Cedral, the oldest settlement in Cozumel. Hop on a powerful ATV and drive along dirt trails, admire the lush jungle on way to the Cenote Jade where you will learn about local nature and also swim in its fresh waters. The adventure continues at Tortugas Beach Club located right in front the Chankanaab Reef where you will marvel with the biodiversity of colorful sea life and the peaceful crystal-clear waters on a guided snorkel trip from the shore. Once the snorkeling is over a mouth watering Mexican lunch awaits you, before returning to your pick up location after a day filled with thrilling adventures.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$279.99
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Aluxes Jeep Tour, Beach Break and Mayan Experience with lunch!

Aluxes Jeep Tour, Beach Break and Mayan Experience with lunch!

This Jeep excursion in Cozumel is a fantastic journey that covers all your needs providing a Beach Break and an amazing Cultural Experience at the same time. Kun Che Park is the only Mayan Sanctuary at Cozumel that brings you back to the Mayan era; dare to live an incredible Mayan Ball Game and pre-hispanic dances. At the end, you will have discovered their traditions, dances and delicious food, and you will never like to leave!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.99
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Cozumel Jeep Adventure to Jade Caverns with Lunch and Snorkel

Cozumel Jeep Adventure to Jade Caverns with Lunch and Snorkel

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Explore the jungle beauty of Cozumel in a jeep. Visit an awesome tequilera where you can find out about the distillation process and experience its different flavors, smells and colors. Travel to the east side of the island to admire the beautiful San Martin and El Mirador virgin beaches. Here you can take some breathtaking photographs. Then drive through winding roads, dense forests and lush vegetation deep in the legendary town of El Cedral, where the island’s rich history comes alive. Here is where our off road adventure begins. Once we reach the Jade Caverns & Cenote, take a dip in the Cenote Jade as well as experience the Caves, learning some of its history along the way. After this awesome off-road adventure, it is time for the last stop, a beach break at a beach club. Here you will experience an authentic Mexican lunch and have the chance to do some snorkeling. Follow into the water for a guided snorkel excursion. You’ll be amazed at the tropical beauty of the coral reef system.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.24
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Wheelchair-Accessible Private Island Tour of Cozumel

Wheelchair-Accessible Private Island Tour of Cozumel

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This wheelchair-accessible tour of Cozumel is customized for visitors with limited mobility who want to enjoy the beautiful island. A professional driver-guide will create a sightseeing itinerary of places and activities based on your needs and interests. Get around conveniently via a specialized wheelchair-enabled vehicle with a ramp. Visit the flea market, take a tequila tour, stop for photos at El Mirador and enjoy time at the beach. This 4-hour private tour is offered for up to seven passengers.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$141.03
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Cozumel Motorcycle Tour Aboard a Harley-Davidson or KTM 1290

Cozumel Motorcycle Tour Aboard a Harley-Davidson or KTM 1290

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If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, this 4-hour Cozumel tour is tailor-made for you. Climb aboard the KTM 1290 Super Adventure , Harley-Davidson Street Glide, Ultra Classic, Road King, Softail, Fat Boy or Sportster, and feel the wind while exploring the Mayan ruins, the Punta Sur ecological reserve and the beach.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$256.42
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Private Van Service

Private Van Service

private tour for customise the time, places, to visit, you will own the time for spend in each place. just let know what you want to do and we will take care of everything
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00
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$48.00

Cozumel Buggy Tour

Cozumel Buggy Tour

In this excursion you will know different places in Cozumel, you will snorkel in the dzul-ha reef, you will know the history of Cozumel in the town of Cedral, they will know the eastern side of the island visiting two beautiful beaches, and you will be able to discover the manufacture of tequila. We will offer you a personalized and quality service. We will clarify all your doubts. We will take care of you throughout the tour so that you have fun in the safest way.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Shore Exursions Xrail Adeventure To Jade Cavern

Shore Exursions Xrail Adeventure To Jade Cavern

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Get adventurous during your Cozumel vacation with an off-road tour by Xrail, an all-terrain buggy that seats up to four passengers. Explore the jungle scenery on the way to Jade Caverns, admiring the native vegetation and watching for wildlife along the way. When you arrive at your destination, hop out of the buggy to see orchids, stalactite formations, and a natural pool where you can go swimming, if you wish.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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Shore Excursions Xrail Adventure To Jade Cavern Private Vehicle

Shore Excursions Xrail Adventure To Jade Cavern Private Vehicle

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This off-roading adventure takes you deep into the heart of the Yucatan jungle via all-terrain vehicles. Climb in the ATV, which seats four, and take rugged trails to the Jade Caverns, a diverse ecosystem featuring a cenote with stalactite formations surrounded by tropical plants. Relax, swim, or simply take in the nature’s handiwork before another thrilling ride back to town.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.00
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Dune Buggy Adventure, Snorkel, Mayan Town, East Coast, Tequila and City Tour

Dune Buggy Adventure, Snorkel, Mayan Town, East Coast, Tequila and City Tour

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The Best Dune Buggy Tour in Cozumel, Get Ready To Explore Cozumel, Snorkel at Paraiso Reef, Try our Mexican Cuisine, visit The Mayan Town El Cedral, Fall in Love with the East Coast and Taste our National Drink Tequilaaaaaaa !!!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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Cozumel by Jeep to the Fullest

Cozumel by Jeep to the Fullest

In this tour you will be able to visit the most popular and least crowded places on the island, our local guide will take you to places that many tourists do not manage to visit.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book El Cedral tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since El Cedral can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 17 El Cedral tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit El Cedral 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to El Cedral costs USD 16.00. Guided El Cedral tours start around USD 16.00 per person. See all 17 El Cedral tickets and tours on Viator.
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