Private Cozumel Excursion Mayan Ruins and Beach

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


Private Excursion Cozumel 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. Avoid the crowds and choose our Private Excursion Cozumel Mayan ruins and beach - with your personal certified tour guide! Leon Tours guarantees a private experience just for you and your travel buddies/family. Our tour guides are locals with many years of experience and they speak perfect English. This private Cozumel excursion offers the perfect combination of Mayan culture and beach. Far away from overcrowded tourist attractions, our local guide explains the ancient Maya in Cozumel, the arrival of the Spaniards 500 years ago and the dark times of pirates and smugglers.

Our Custom Cozumel Excursion Mayan Ruins and Beach allows you to pick from the attractions you want to see in Cozumel. This Cozumel Island Tour includes the Mayan Ruins San Gervasio, the biggest Mayan structures in Cozumel. But you are free to adjust as you wish. Explore the Mayan legacy and understand the ancient Mayan people and how they lived in Cozumel. See isolated beaches, local wildlife with iguanas and birds, enjoy fantastic views from lookout points and taste a shot of Tequila. All this and more awaits you during our private Cozumel Excursion Mayan ruins and beach. Get interesting insights into the Cozumel lifestyle and its traditions and history. Starting from just two participants, enjoy our completely private Cozumel Excursion Mayan Ruins and Beach.


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 – Downtown with Tequila-Tasting

Our 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.

Once we pick you up, we show you our suggested tour itinerary. Your personal guide will ask you if you would like to include any specific attractions. This Cozumel excursion takes you straight to the largest Mayan ruins on Cozumel in the middle of the jungle. In the archaeological site San Gervasio, we take you on a detailed tour and you will learn about the Mayan architecture, mathematics, astronomy and religion. Next, we take you to the Cozumel East Side, where you have plenty of opportunities to take scenic pictures. Enjoy your beach break at one of the best east side beaches of Cozumel. The last stop will be a downtown and shopping tour and we will have one (or more) shots of Tequila!!

Cozumel Mayan Ruins and Beach: San Gervasio entry fee included

The Cozumel Mayan ruins San Gervasio are located in the middle of the jungle, in the northern part of the island. Although approximately 34 different Mayan structures have been found on Cozumel, the largest is in San Gervasio. It was a ceremonial site, dedicated to Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of fertility. Cozumel used to be a pilgrimage place for Mayan women seeking fertility. Some constructions of San Gervasio in Cozumel date back as far as 200 AD, however, the main parts were built between 1200 – 1400 AD. The Cozumel Mayan ruins are small compared to the massive archeological sites in the Riviera Maya. They are still well worth a visit if you don't have the time or desire to make the trip over to Playa del Carmen on the ferry. Let our certified tour guides take you back in time to the ancient Mayan people of Cozumel.

Cozumel Mayan Ruins and Beach: East side of Cozumel and Beach Break

After leaving the archeological site San Gervasio, the Cozumel Island Tour Mayan Ruins and Beach takes you along the **undeveloped beaches of Cozumel's East Coast. We have about 12 miles of undisturbed ocean views and stop for photos. The Cozumel east side is so different from the west coast and local people as well as tourists enjoy the freedom of wild beaches and the fresh breeze. You will love the change of white sand beaches, rock formations, caves and little beach bars. Tell your private guide if you like to stop for some pictures.

Enjoy one of the most breathtaking places on Cozumel’s east side for a beach break. You will have a Mexican snack in the beach restaurant (drinks excluded). Walk along the sandy beaches and explore the rock formations in between.

Cozumel Mayan Ruins and Beach: Tequila Tour and Tasting

The Tequila Tour shows the process 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 glad to recommend you additional stops.

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.