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San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site

San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site

T?he archaeological site of "San Gervasio" is the most important and best studied prehispanic site of all the documented settlements in Isla Cozumel.

?San Gervasio is called this way since it is located in what was the San Gervasio ranch. This archaeological site has been considered the center of pilgrimages where the Mayan worshiped the Goddess "Ixchel".

Besides being a Mayan sacred center, it was a strategic site for commerce and political development of the area. San Gervasio consists of six architectural sets and other isolated temples joined by a network of white trails called "sacbés". They are of great interest and give us an idea of how the Mayan developed their religious, administrative and daily life activities.

The first visible set is the one known as "Manitas" (tiny hands) named after the impressions of human hands preserved on the interior walls of the main building. Other buildings that can be seen in this archaeological site are "El Alamo", "Murciélagos" (bats), "El Arco" (the arc), "Chichán Nah" (small house), "Nohoch Nah" (big house), and "Ka Nah" (tall house).

To complete this enriching cultural experience, cool off and rest at "El Parador" where you can shop for miniature replicas of the Mayan temples you have just visited.

San Gervasio Facilities and Services

• Restrooms • Guide Service* • Snack bar*
• Free parking • Souvenirs Gift Shop*  
*These services have an additional cost.

Recommendations:

• Wear comfortable shoes • Sun block • Mosquito repellent

Hours:

Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location:

Carretera Transversal Km. 7
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site

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