Can you see ruins from Cozumel?

El Cedral is a Mayan ruin located on the southern end of Cozumel and one of the easiest to visit during a day on the Mexican island. El Cedral dates back to 800 A.D. and is the oldest Mayan site on the island. You can visit the remains of the temple, which once served as a revered ceremonial site and fertility temple.

Is Cozumel a Mayan or Aztec?

Cozumel was a commercial and ceremonial centre during the Mayan period (about 250 to 950 ce), and the island has several small archaeological sites. In 1518 Juan de Grijalva led the first Spanish expedition to Cozumel. In 1519 Hernán Cortés used the island as a base for Spanish efforts to conquer the Maya.

How do I get to Cozumel ruins?

Getting to El Cedral The ruins of El Cedral are located in the south of Cozumel, off the highway in the town of the same name. You can travel to Cozumel via ferry from Playa del Carmen and spend the day visiting the sites. You will recognize the area immediately by the large white and red arch.

How far are the ruins from Cozumel?

between 56 and 136 miles
There are only two Mayan ruins in Cozumel. Mexico, however, is full of them, and many of the nicest ones are reachable from the island on day trips. The main ruins near Cozumel are between 56 and 136 miles (90-220 km) from Cozumel.

What does Cozumel mean in English?

the island of swallows
The name Cozumel was derived from the Mayan “Cuzamil” or “Ah Cuzamil Peten” in full, which means “the island of swallows” (Spanish: Isla de las Golondrinas).

Are there pyramids near Cozumel?

There are no pyramids in Cozumel, but there are temples in the two sites on the island: San Gervasio and El Cedral. The San Gervasio ruins are on Cozumel’s northern half, while El Cedral is located on the southern end of the island.

Are there monkeys in Cozumel?

Cozumel Coati They have an elongated snout, similar to a possum but they are covered in fur. Their striped tail resembles that of a raccoon, but it is longer and used more like a monkey uses it’s tail.

Can I drink the water in Cozumel?

Travelers’ main concerns should regard food and water safety. Never drink the tap water in Cozumel; drink bottled water instead. According to local sources, most restaurants prepare their food with bottled water, but you should confirm this with your server before eating.

Is El Cedral on the island of Cozumel?

A: Yes, El Cedral is located on the island of Cozumel, inland off the main highway, across from the beaches on the southen side of the island. Q: HOW DOES EL CEDRAL COMPARE WITH SAN GERVASIO?

What are the oldest Mayan ruins on Cozumel?

EL CEDRAL RUINS COZUMEL. El Cedral is the oldest Mayan Ruins on Cozumel Island, dating back to 800 A.D. The Mayan village was once the capital of Cozumel, and the largest community on the island. It was discovered by Spanish Conquistadors in 1518, who tore down much of the Mayan temple,…

Is a horse ride in Cozumel worth it?

Her big goal in Cozumel was to gallop on a horse, so for that reason it was worth it. Also on a positive note the tour guide could not have been nicer and spoke good English. We spent a great deal of the ride talking about local customs and life. The horses also behaved very well for all levels of riders.