Off-Road Mayan Ruins, Dune Buggy, and Snorkeling Tour with Lunch
Chicken Fajita Lunch
Tour Participation Requirements
Special Medical Restriction
Cozumel certainly evokes a magical, go-barefoot vibe that attracts lovers the world over. But in ancient times, this alluring island held a vital reputation for bringing about pregnancy, too. As the hub of worship for Ixchel, their goddess of fertility, childbirth, medicine, and weaving, pre-Columbian Mayan women were obligated to pay homage and make offerings here at least once in their lifetime.
The Mayans built more than three-dozen locales overall. You'll jump into an all-terrain dune buggy, headed directly to San Gervasio, considered the island's largest, most significant, best preserved, and only official archaeological site. Ramble among the ruins of several structures, like Ka'na Nah ("tall house"), the main temple, as well as the palace, ossuary, and sprinkling of small pyramids.
Rev up on a thrilling off-road trail – as driver or passenger. It's a dusty, muddy, bumpy, splashy, and totally pulse-pounding trek along the fabled, scenic coastline to Playa Uvas, an exclusive beach club. Then, don snorkeling gear and dive into a segment of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the Western Hemisphere's largest...about 620 amazing miles in its entirety.
During his first visit to this aquatic wonderland, the one-and-only Jacques Cousteau himself proclaimed Cozumel one of the most spectacular diving spots on the globe. Today, it's yours to explore. In these translucent waters, come face to face with a dazzling, rainbow-hued array of tropical fish, mollusks, corals, and more. Now that's what we call enchanting.
Ixchel and the Temple of Womb
Once called "grandmother," Ixchel is a woman of many manifestations. Also linked with moon, earth, rain, and war, the aged jaguar goddess can be fearsome, portrayed bearing claws, a serpent headdress, and a bones-bedecked skirt. A 1552 account says that at Ka'na Nah, the largest structure in San Gervasio, the hollow "great idol" was fastened to the wall. There was a small secret door in the back of the idol. Priests would climb into the secret space and speak (pretending to be Ixchel) to those who came to worship, thus manipulating devotees.
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