Reasons to visit the San Gervasio Archaeological Zone

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Reasons to visit the San Gervasio Archaeological Zone

Isla Cozumel is a paradise of unparalleled beauty in the Mexican Caribbean, with various sites of interest that every tourist must know. One of these sites is the San Gervasio Archaeological Zone, located 4 miles east of the town of San Miguel de Cozumel in the Riviera Maya.

 

San Gervasio is the most important archaeological sites in all of Cozumel and is made up of diverse historical monuments united by a network of “sacbés” or “white roads.”

Nohoch Nah: “Gran Casa” in San Gervasio.

Nohoch Nah: “Gran Casa” in San Gervasio.

According to historical records, this prehispanic settlement was founded around 300 AD. and some of the structures that compose it are known as: “Manitas”, Chichán Nah or “Little House”, Nohoch Nah or the “Great House”, “Murciélagos”, “Los nichos”, Ka’na Nah or “High House”, among other structures.

 

To visit San Gervasio is to know the heart of Cozumel: an ancient archaeological site that has remained in the center of the island for more than two thousand years.

What to do in San Gervasio

The site has various services for tourists: craft shops, food and beverage area, parking and toilets. You will also find certified tour guides that will reveal to you all the hidden secrets of San Gervasio.

Iguanas in San Gervasio. Photo by Randall R. Saxton

Iguanas in San Gervasio. Photo by Randall R. Saxton

Getting to the archaeological zone is very easy and you can access it by road. In addition, local taxis offer direct transportation from some of the most important hotels.

 

Cozumel is an ideal place to visit with your family, your special someone, and even for those who want to know in depth the history of Mexico. You can not miss the Archaeological Zone of San Gervasio on your next trip to Cozumel.

Sunset in Cozumel.

Sunset in Cozumel.

 

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