Cozumel Maya Ruins
There is little today to show that the tiny village of El Cedral long ago was the largest Mayan settlement on Cozumel.
A rustic, modern-era stucco church is located to the right of the old Mayan ruin. It contains a number of crosses shrouded in embroidered lace.
Originally begun in the 1800’s to honor the religious power of this crucifix, the festival has expanded to include a fair, dancing, bullfights and rodeo and other competitions. The festival lasts for about 5 days.
To find El Cedral, take the main highway south to Km 17.5, to a large arched entrance on the left. Turn left and drive 3 km (2 miles) inland to the site of the old village.