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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 July 2011

El Cedral is in the south hotel district, so it is a good 15-20 minutes from San Miguel. It is a fun stop if you are out on a road tour of the island, tho. The village has 6-10 little shops and although they want...More

4  Thank rulearnin
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 December 2003

Very small ruins. A yearly festival happens on May 3rd. The area surrounding the ruins is not much to look at. The ruins are comprised of one temple. Take a flash light to look at the inside of the ruins. If you are short on...More

13  Thank alfuum
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paid $24 USD for two people to visit the ruins and the cenote. On arriving in the village, we were stopped by shop owners directing us to park in front of their shops and pressuring us to purchase souvenirs. They were extremely pushy and...More

1  Thank rachel m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Touring Cozumel on a cruise port day we searched for whatever Mayan ruins are in the area. We turned off a side road to El Cedral. We were surprised that there were two men at a gate with a roadside table collecting $2 from each...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We booked this tour through Carnival Cruise Lines. A four hour activity with music, dancing, Mayan lunch, cleansing ceremony, tequila tasting, chocolate making, and the famous Mayan Ball Games! We had a blast, the food authentic, the people courteous and attentive! A short 20 min...More

1  Thank HospitalityPros
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

It’s only $2USD to get in; however, once your in there is only one small ruin that looked pitiful. There is a great tequila tasting but it only takes about 15 minutes to do. Once your done with that there are several small shops and...More

Thank morganseymour2
Reviewed 16 September 2018

What is it?? A town, nearly abandoned, with an old church, some ruins, and a ton of little kiosk shops just like you see on the rest of the island. We really only went here because we had a rental car and wanted to explore...More

Thank AshleyJackson524
Reviewed 28 August 2018

There is nothing colonial or arquitecturally interesting in the town, but still, for 2 usd is ok to take a look. The cenote on the other hand, is unclean and small, nothing compared with the ones in mainland Yucatan. It feels like a scam to...More

1  Thank raissel
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We had a couple of hours available one afternoon and asked about seeing Mayan ruins. El Castillo required an ATV, and the others were closing before we could drive there, so our hotel concierge suggested El Cedral (telling us ahead of time that it was...More

Thank SandiBinSC
Reviewed 28 July 2018

My girlfriend and I went to El Cedral on a tour with Gotourcozumel. Our guide Clemente Perez shared with us his vast knowledge of the Mayan culture on the way to the village. After we received the Mayan blessing ritual we did a walking tour...More

Thank MigueldeCozumel
Reviewed 8 July 2018

If you like history you must visit this little town. It is the oldest town in Cozumel and actually used to be the original downtown. It takes about an hour to walk around and enjoy the past. Yes, they do have the normal vendors and...More

1  Thank Amy R
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

El Cedral has the opportunity to present an authentic Cozumel town with the highlight of the oldest ruins on the island. Unfortunately it seems like they built a toll booth to enter a town with remarkable (but small) ruin surrounded by peddlers of the same...More

2  Thank FlashpackSSA
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