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El Cedral

The " town"

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Spanish explorers discovered this site, once the hub of Mayan life on Cozumel, in 1518. Later it became the island's first official city, founded in 1847. Today it's a farming community with small, well-tended houses and gardens. Conquistadores tore down much of the Mayan temple, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers destroyed the rest to make way for the island's first airport during World War II. So there's little in the way of actual ruins apart from one small stone arch, but if you're in the market for souvenirs, vendors around the main plaza display embroidered blouses and hammocks.

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  • Address: Off Carretera Sur, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, 77600 | Map It
  • Phone: /
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily dawn–dusk
  • Location: Cozumel
Updated: 03-29-2013

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