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.