San Gervasio Mayan Ruins

One of the larger Mayan ruins on the island is the San Gervasio (pronounced "San Her-Bah-See-O") site located in the middle of the island. We rented a car, and drove to the site. It was small in comparison to the Mayan ruins on the mainland is Mexico, but they were interesting none the less.

San Gervasio is an archaeological site of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, located at the approximate center of the island. Click here to see the location of the ruins.

The ruins were once a hub of worship to the goddess Ix Chel, the Maya Moon Goddess. Pre-Columbian Maya people would travel to the site and make offerings at certain times of the year.

Most of the structures are small and have low roofs, and usually include interior stone walls and columns. The ruins are not as extensive as other Mayan ruins, like Chichen Itza or Tulum, but they were very interesting to see. Click here to see a detailed map of the area.