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4 Mar 2018
“Ruins of a small Mayan temple along the road in the eco park”
7 Sep 2017
“Mayan ruins”
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This ancient ruin was used as a religious gathering place.
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Southeastern point | 2.5 miles off Costera Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The ruins of this small Mayan temple is just off the road. It is not particularly impressive and typical of Mayan ruins seen many other places in the Yucatan.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 184DonP
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you're into history and ruins, this is an interesting place to check out. Involves walking, so wear comfortable shoes.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank msinbox
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Neat to see but very small! The eco park is about 15-20 per person to get into. Neat to do once but not sure if come back!

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Ruby1329
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Got tired of hanging around the hotel, so we rented a jeep and took a drive around the island. Driving to El Caracol from the El Presidente was a snap. There is an older road that parallels the coast. It is one way, and has...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Robert L
Reviewed 8 February 2017

It is a small mayan ruin but it is still worth taking the time to see and check out. Also since it is included with the park entrance fee. Plus you can also go to the lagoon look out platform that is on the other...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank joesA9154GR
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We decided to take a tour of Cozumel Island, one of the best choices we made during our 14 day stay in Playa Del Carmen. It started off with a ferry ride to Cozumel, the ride was good as the sea was calm (approximately 35...More

Date of experience: December 2016
3  Thank James M
Reviewed 7 January 2016

The story behind this ruin is there are conch shells built into the top of this structure that catch the wind in severe weather and send out a warning signal. We stopped here on a jeep tour that included the lighthouse and we visited here...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank tmackandj
Reviewed 27 September 2015

While I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to find this ruin, it was roadside while traveling in to the Faro Celarian Eco Park. Our taxi driver, Mario, pulled over to tell us a bit of its history: It was originally used as a...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank ErinKate25
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We have visited this little 'temple' for many years. You can crawl inside, it is well-visited. The opening is only about three feet high, so the ancient Mayans were very small people. The whole structure is only about 7-8 feet high, perhaps 15 feet wide,...More

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank Hunter T
Reviewed 29 June 2015

This is a small site, but it has a great history, and we enjoyed looking at the ruins and understanding why it was built. The Mayan history is amazing!

Date of experience: June 2015
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