Mayan Legacy Cozumel: Excursion Mayan Ruins and Beach

3 Ratings
Duration 5 hours
Difficulty easy
Max. participants 12
Language English, Spanish, Italian, French, German


Mayan Legacy Cozumel: Excursion Mayan Ruins and Beach

Make the most out of your day in Cozumel - See the whole island, discover the Mayan ruins and the beaches of Cozumel. The Cozumel excursion offers a fantastic combination of culture, history and a beach break

Far away from overcrowded tourist attractions, our local guide explains the ancient Mayan culture in Cozumel, the arrival of the Spaniards 500 years ago and the dark times of pirates and smugglers.

More than a thousand years of history await us in the abandoned Mayan ruins of San Gervasio, in the middle of the Cozumel jungle. The uninhabited east side offers lonely beaches to discover and take impressive photos. If desired, the excursion can be combined with a Tequila Tasting.

This private excursions Cozumel Mayan ruins and beach gives you interesting insights how local people live, into their traditions and history. This is a private experience and the tour can be flexibly adjusted.


Our Excursion Cozumel Mayan Ruins and Beach includes:

  • Certified, bilingual tour guide with credential for the archeological sites in Mexico
  • Experienced driver, englisch-speaking, transportation
  • Meeting point close to the cruise ship piers or pick up from your hotel
  • Entrance fee to San Gervasio
  • Detailed tour and information in archeological site San Gervasio
  • Beach break
  • Mexican snack at beach break
  • Stops to take pictures
  • Guided downtown tour
  • Beer and water in a cooler
  • Wild beaches of the Cozumel East Side
  • Tequila Tour and Tasting
  • Max. 12 participants

Excluded features

  • Drinks in the beach restaurant (optional)
  • Gratitudes (optional)


Cozumel Private Island Tour Mayan Ruins and Beach

Mayan ruins – Undeveloped East Coast – Beach Break – Tequila-Tasting

This custom Cozumel Island Tour Mayan Ruins and Beach is a private tour, that allows you to create or adjust for your own perfect adventure. Let us make your Private Excursion Cozumel Mayan Ruins and Beach the highlight of your vacation.

Cozumel Mayan Ruins and Beach: San Gervasio (Entry fee included)

This Cozumel excursion takes us directly to the largest Mayan ruins on Cozumel, in the middle of the jungle. Most of the constructions can be dated to the late classical period between 1200 and 1500 AD. An excursion into the pre-Columbian times , into the world of the Maya and their traditions . We get to understand the Mayan peoples better as well as their architecture, mathematics, astronomy and religion.

Compared to the massive archaeological sites of the Riviera Maya, the Mayan ruins of Cozumel are relatively small, but full of history and mystery. They are definitely worth a visit.

Cozumel Mayan Ruins and Beach: East side of Cozumel and Beach Break After leaving the archeological site San Gervasio, we drive with you to the beautiful and almost undeveloped east coast of Cozumel. We stay at the wild beach of Pescadors (Spanish: fisherman). The wonderful headland invites you to take a walk, have a Mexican beer in the cozy restaurant (not included in the price) or put your feet in the crystal clear water.

Cozumel Mayan Ruins and Beach: Tequila Tour and Tasting

The Tequila Tour shows the production of the Mexican national drink which is made from Blue Agave. Your guide will explain Mexican Tequila traditions and you can try several Margaritas and Tequila. This is a fantastic end of your private Cozumel Island Tour Mayan Ruins and Beach. If you would like to skip the Tequila Tour and do something else instead, your guide will be happy to advise you.

Cozumel Mayan Ruins and Beach: Additional stops

Ask your private tour guide for recommendations on additional stops during your customized Cozumel Island Tour.

Meeting place

We meet our guests from the cruise ships opposite their ports

Guests from Playa del Carmen will be picked up right after their arrival on Cozumel

Hotel guests will be picked up from their hotel, if possible

What should I bring?

  • Light clothes and comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear and change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sun protection: It is not recommended anymore to apply sunscreen in Cozumel to protect corals and water quality. Please use sunscreen BEFORE the beginning the tour. If possible, only use biodegradable sunscreen in your vacation.
  • Camera, charged

More Information

A deposit of $ 10 per person is required to secure your reservation. It can be paid on our reservation page . Please pay the open payment in the cash before the tour starts. Please note that payment by credit card is not possible. There are very few ATMs and some might not work.

Cancellation policy With the reservation we charge a small deposit of $ 10 per person. We keep these as administration fees for "no-show" guests.

We refund the deposit, if

  • Cruise ships cancel their stay in Cozumel
  • You cancel the tour at least 7 days before
  • If you have to cancel the excursion for whatever reason, please inform us as soon as possible. We might be able to sell the excursion elsewhere and will refund the deposit.

With the reservation we need a contact number in order to inform you about possible changes.

Private Jeep Tour Cozumel

This experience can also be booked as an adjustment of the Private Cozumel Jeep Tour

Cozumel history

In our article Cozumel history: Ancient Mayan legends you will find interesting background information about the history of the ancient Maya in Cozumel and the arrival of the Spaniards.

Why Leon Tours?

  • Small or private groups 
    Our tours are either private or small group excursions.

  • Certified tour guides 
    Our tour guides have the required SECTUR (Secretary of tourism in Mexico) certifications

  • Quality Service and Support
    Enjoy our excellent customer service. We have local knowledge and love to give you recommendations

  • Locally owned family business
    If you book through Leon Tours,  you will support local businesses. We use local guides wherever possible

  • Book with confidence
    We spent many years in building up our online presence. Follow us on Trip Advisor or Facebook

  • Small refundable deposit
    We charge only a small deposit to secure your reservation

  • Mexico Experts
    We strive to give you the best service and bring you to the most beautiful places.


Interesting introduction into the Mayan world by Tina S.

Birgit, you have showed us the world of the Maya in a very understandable and interesting way. Very well structured and well prepared, you used your materials and pictures to answer all questions. That made us want to know more and we will certainly come back and visit more Mayan ruins. Thank you for a very interesting day.

Highly recommended by Marcus V.

The private tour fully met our expectations. We came to Cozumel with the cruise ship for one day. While fellow travelers from our ship had 40 participants in their group, we enjoyed a highly interesting excursion with 10 people. Also the beach was chosen according to our wishes and was not full.

Nice day on Cozumel by Miriam B.

I've always been curious about the Maya and Aztecs. Birgit was able to clearly distinguish these two Mexican cultures and explained the difference. Her tour went far beyond the tours that can be booked on the cruise ships and she has taken us to the more remote structures of the Mayan ruins of San Gervasio. Also the other stops on Cozumel were very nice, we would like to thank Leon Tours Cozumel for this nice trip.