San Gervasio, visit the most famous Mayan ruins of Cozumel

In Cozumel we have a Saint Gervasio, an invaluable treasure inherited by our ancestors. The most famous Mayan ruins on the island also represent the largest archaeological site.

Cozumel-del maya Cuzamil, land of swallows& #8211; It has several unique attributes, among them is that there are the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. The cultural richness of the island, its gastronomy and virgin beaches are the perfect hook for any tourist who is eager to meet an unknown world; But what exactly happens with San Gervasio?

In Suites Turquesa by GuruHotel We are proud to recommend our guests such a magical place.

Land of gods

The attractions in Cozumel are varied, colorful and full of passion. But among all of them we must highlight a historical space of magnanimous structures: the Mayan ruins of San Gervasio.

The largest archaeological site on the island served, in ancient times, as a sanctuary for Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of fertility; It was also a pilgrimage center for the Maya who traveled to worship him.

In addition to being a very important Mayan site in the world and a sacred land, it was also the strategic site for trade and political development in the region.

San Gervasio Cozumel

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San Gervasio is made up of a series of diverse architectural structures that are linked by a network of sacbes (white roads). The main road of sacbé leads to another set of San Gervasio: Nohoch Nah (& #8220; great house & #8221;), a temple of the Postclassic period (1300-1550 AD) built on a basement with two access stairs. In the enclosure some fragments of mural painting are still preserved.

One of the outstanding architectural structures of the place is Handyman, which is named after the impressions of human hands that are still preserved in the interior walls of the main ruins.

He Cedral It is another of the most famous Mayan ruins in San Gervasio, as it is one of the island's settlements where year after year, during the month of May, the Holy Cross Festival is held. The ruin is located next to a small church where there is a fair to celebrate and traditional dances.

San Gervasio Ruins in Cozumel

Tourist visits

If you travel by car, we recommend you leave Suites Turquesa towards Avenida 8 de Octubre Nte. The journey time to San Gervasio is 13 minutes, which is equivalent to 5.4 kilometers.

Here You can check the route to follow.

The price is $183 pesos ($10.50 dollars). The schedule: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 3:45 pm. Inside you will find all parking services, bathrooms, archaeological area, crafts and shops; You can count on the support of certified guides to fully enjoy the experience.

With temples of the rulers and houses of the Mayans of the town to visit, San Gervasio is a sample of our culture in its maximum splendor.