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Sylvia Omoto March 7th, 2004 11:44 PM

Maya Ruins Cozumel- ship tour or port tour
 
I tried to perform a search on this, but did not see any comments that answered my question. I am sorry if I am asking the same questions.

We are interested in seeing the Maya Ruins in Cozumel. The ship tours seem expensive, but many say for what you get, it's worth it since there's a ferry ride and then a bus ride and it takes a a long time to get there, and there is a guide thru the whole way. . The ship tours says the length is 6 hours.

Has anyone purchased tour at the port from the locals and hire a driver for the several hours to drive to the ruins and back.? Is this recommended? Or this is not safe? Has anyone every done this?

Are you able to explore the ruins or are they roped off?

In my last cruises to Mexico, we hired a driver and had a wonderful time. He would take us on a personal tour and then recommend a place for lunch. It was so much better than the bus tours that the cruises normally sell.

Any comments are helpful.

mrsox March 8th, 2004 07:53 AM

Re: Maya Ruins Cozumel- ship tour or port tour
 
Go on your own if you feel comfortable doing so...we rented a car and explored the whole island w/no problems at all....there's only 1 main road around the whole island and almost impossible to get lost. San Gervasio was the best place to see ruins...$6 each for admission. We also stopped at Punta Sur where there are a few small ruins and El Cedral...also small. Have fun!!! -Angie

MrsTffx March 8th, 2004 10:50 AM

Re: Re: Maya Ruins Cozumel- ship tour or port tour
 
You mentioned that San Gervasio was the best place to see the Mayan ruins. Did you go to Altun Ha or Lamanai at all?

mrsox March 8th, 2004 02:35 PM

Re: Re: Re: Maya Ruins Cozumel- ship tour or port tour
 
No...I believe you need to take the ferry to get to these...they're in Costa Maya I think. I think that would be an all day trip, so you wouldn't see/do much else.


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