Explore the ruins of Cozumel

Cozumel , Quintana Roo

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Christopher Gonzalez

According to the legend, Cozumel was home to the Goddess Ixchel, Goddess of love and fertility. Temples were built to worship her and in gratitude, she sent her favorite bird, the swallow. Cozumel gets its name from this bird, it actually means “Land of Swallows”.


Discover the Mayan ruins of San Gervasio, which stand on the largest permanent freshwater mantle of the island, a blessing for the ancient inhabitants who survived without scarcity thanks to it. The site was part of the extensive commercial network of the region and shows the integration of the inhabitants with nature. Walk along the white footpaths that communicate the different architectural sets of the territory that for centuries has collected the steps of the pilgrims.
Also, visit El Cedral ruins, the sacred site that represents the first Mayan settlement on the island.


If you are a woman be part of the legend, visit Ixchel Sanctuary and connect with nature and the goddess inside of you. Focus on summoning the gifts of love and fertility that will bring peace, happiness and prosperity to your life.


If you come in May, enjoy the festivities of the traditional festivity of Santa Cruz, where apart from the religious celebration, you will find a fair, typical dances and music, rodeo and delicious regional food.


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