Among the greatest attractions of Cozumel are its Mayan remains, one of the most representative being the Mayan ruins of San Gervasio, as they are the largest on the island and the place of veneration of Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of fertility and where hundreds of pilgrims came to visit her, thank her and ask for favors, as well as to worship her.

In addition to the religious use that was given to this site, it was also a very important point for trade and political development in the region, which is why Today the archaeological site of San Gervasio is the most important in the area.

It is made up of various constructions segmented into sets, all of them linked by various paths that connect them to each other.

Mayan Ruins of San Gervasio in Cozumel

One of the most outstanding is that of the name Manitas, since different hand prints were found here on the walls of the central building, it is said to belong to the Late Postclassic period.

The first path will take you to the complex named Nohoch Nah, which translates as "big house", this temple was built on two stairs as a base and access, inside it is possible to see some paintings on the walls.

For your convenience, it has a parking service and bathrooms, it also has a souvenir shop and a small cafeteria. Upon entering you will notice a ticketing area, administered by the INAH and where you can request the service of guides that will explain each area of the site in more detail.

Visiting hours are Monday through Sunday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. It is located seven kilometers from San Miguel de Cozumel and the highway is easily accessible.

Mayan Ruins of San Gervasio in Cozumel