Mayan Ruins in Cozumel, Mexico

Take a trip into history and walk amongst Mayan ruins in Cozumel, Mexico. Teaming with iguanas and still standing amidst the overgrown jungle, discover archeological sites during your island getaway! History buffs may enjoy a guided tour while some travelers will prefer to hike undisturbed. 

San Gervasio, Cozumel

Dating back to 100 B.C., women would pilgrimage to this holy site and make sacrifices to the goddess of fertility, Ixchel. Several temples and statues still stand in the San Gervasio ruins in Cozumel, although it was already abandoned when Spanish explorers discovered it.

  • How to Visit: Take a Jeep Tour or ride motorcycles to the center of the island. It’s a 25-minute drive from our hotel!
  • Also Nearby: Find about the history of Tequila and the process to make it at Hacienda Antigua Tequila tour.

El Cedral Ruins

Known as the hub of Mayan life, this village was once the largest community and the capital of Cozumel Island. Much of the site was torn down by Spanish Conquistadors in 1518 and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II.

  • How to Visit: Go on a Dune Buggy Adventure or tour of the Southern side of the island. Turn left when you see the sign! It’s a 30-minute drive from our hotel along the west coast of the island.

The El Cedral Mayan ruins in Cozumel are an interesting and beautiful stop during your stay at the Flamingo! Sleep soundly in our airy hotel rooms during your trip around the island!

Additional Information

Around 200 ruins are still being excavated from around San Gervasio in Cozumel. A historical landmark in Cozumel, take a tour of the full site to learn about Mayan history amidst the foundations of ancient buildings, arches that still stand, and carefully preserved stone.

  • Tip: Take a private or group tour to access the archeological sites and learn more about Cozumel’s history!

Curious for more? Chichen Itza is one of the 7 Wonders of the World and worth a day trip from Cozumel. Take the ferry to the mainland, and tour the Tulum ruins on the clifftops at the same time.

Step back in time to discover Mayan ruins in Cozumel, Mexico during your stay at the Flamingo!