San Gervasio Mayan Ruins Tours
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Centuries ago, Maya women visited this sacred site to pay tribute to Ixchel, their goddess of love and fertility. Today, the San Gervasio Mayan ruins are one of Cozumel’s largest archaeological sites, with low stone structures, a central plaza, and a main temple scattered throughout the jungle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8 Tours and Activities to Experience San Gervasio Mayan Ruins
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.
This combination tour offers a variety of adventures. First, get behind the wheel of a Jeep Wrangler and explore Cozumel in style. Drive to Punta Sur Eco Beach Park to enjoy snorkeling, beach time, a visit an archeological area, crocodile exhibits, a buffet lunch, and more. The tour begins and ends very close to the cruise port.
With your select group of family and friends, get to know Cozumel on a private shore excursion. In addition to learning about the island’s history, see how people and local industries there operate today. Visit the San Gervasio Mayan ruins as well as a chocolate factory, and enjoy a tequila tasting. Snorkel and relax at Palancar beach. Experience some of the best of what Cozumel has to offer, without having to follow a rigid schedule. Port/ferry pier pickup and drop-off included.
Immerse yourself in Mexico’s past at the Maya ruins of San Gervasio, an archaeological site on Cozumel. A professional guide leads you on an informative tour past ancient structures and shares insight about this civilization. Then enjoy the beauty of the Caribbean Sea from the sandy shores of an island beach club with an included lunch. Visit a local tequila factory for a tour and tasting.
Discover the Maya ruins of San Gervasio Park and blaze along Cozumel’s off-road trails aboard a dune buggy on this 4-hour tour. In San Gervasio, walk through the oldest Maya city on the island, learning about its archaeological importance along the way. Then, drive or ride in a dune buggy for a thrilling, splashy adventure. Dial down the adrenaline with peaceful snorkeling along one of the world’s largest barrier reefs and enjoy lunch at an exclusive beach club.
Get oriented to the island of Cozumel on a private tour with your own personal driver/guide. A minivan takes you sightseeing to important landmarks, including a chocolate factory and a tequila tasting. Then travel along the coastal highway and stop at a seafood restaurant and a local beach.
Take the opportunity to explore the near-by archeological site at San Gervasio, the island’s largest and best-preserved Mayan ruins, and uncover the history of this long-lived culture. Uncover culture with a 1 hour guided tour through the site. San Gervasio was once the island's center of culture and religion, worshiping Ixchel, the goddess of the moon. Your guide will lead you through the archaeological site and share important facts, cultural histories and myths along the way. Our tours have a minimum charge for the first 4 hours, you can add more stops or time at an extra fee (50 USD per/hour) .
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 suggest a sightseeing itinerary of places and activities based on your needs and interests. Visit down town area, discover our real way of living, the flea market, take a tequila tour, stop for photos at El Mirador and enjoy some time at the beach. Our private tour goes from 90 minutes up to six hours, It begins with your local, driver meets you at the cruise dock or your hotel. Remember this is just a lttle plan, You will have the option of enjoying a lunch at an accessible restaurant (cost not ncluded). Your accessible Cozumel driving tour concludes with your driver escorting you back to the cruise port or hotel, where your next adventure awaits!
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience San Gervasio Mayan Ruins?
The best ways to experience San Gervasio Mayan Ruins are:
- Private Jeep Excursion in Cozumel with Lunch and Snorkeling
- Cozumel Jeep Tour and Snorkel with Lunch
- Cozumel Shore Excursion: 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour with Private Driver
- Mayan Ruins and Beach Time
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