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Cruise to Cozumel

Cozumel Mexico is an island a short sea bus ride from Cancun. While most people who dock here cross over to the mainland, my husband and I chose to explore Cozumel itself.
The port is busy, and there is no lack of shopping in the area. When you disembark you will be expected to stand while dogs sniff you.
Then you will be shuffled through a duty free store. Here is where I put on my blinders and just walk through. I am interested in the island itself not the cheap cigarettes.

Our tour took us through San Miguel to a Mayan ruin. Tucked in the dense jungle of the island, is San Gervasio. This ruin was at one time the island's cultural and religious center. It is believed that Mayan's from hundreds of miles away would travel here to worship the goddess of the moon. Ixchel. 
Couple's wishing to be married would bring extravagant offers for the royalty who owned San Gervasio and then would stand upon the platform and if the moon shone upon them they would be married. Our guide took us wandering through the archaeological area telling us the legends of the ruins. 
Along our walk we were told about the local flora and fauna. We also viewed the large amount of iguana's hanging out on the cold rocks. 
While this ruin is not the massive size of many other ruins. It's myths and legends make it extremely interesting. Pieces of it are still being excavated as well.


After our exploration of San Gervasio we were taken on a scenic drive along Cozumel's shore line.
Returning to Port we took advantage of the time we had left and explored some of the shops. Here we found the typical touristy trinkets at extravagant prices. Then enjoyed a lunch at Senor Frogs. On the way back to the ship we skipped the duty free store by skirting to the right and proceeded directly to the security check point.
Until Next time, Wanderlust, Wander often, Wander more!



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