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San Gervasio Review

Surrounded by a forest, these temples make up Cozumel's largest remaining Mayan and Toltec site. San Gervasio was the island's capital and ceremonial center, dedicated to the fertility goddess Ixchel. The classic- and postclassic-style buildings and temples were continuously occupied from AD 300 to 1500. Typical architectural features include limestone plazas and arches atop stepped platforms, as well as stelae and bas-reliefs. Be sure to see the temple "Las Manitas," with red handprints all over its altar. Plaques in Mayan, Spanish, and English clearly describe each structure.

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  • Address: Off Carretera Transversal, Cozumel, Quintana Roo 77600
  • Phone: 987/872–0093
  • Cost: $8
  • Hours: Daily 8–4
  • Location: Cozumel
Updated: 03-29-2013

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