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Address: Southeastern point | 2.5 miles off Costera Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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011-52-987-2-09-72
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This ancient ruin was used as a religious gathering place.

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Beautiful Eco Park

Got tired of hanging around the hotel, so we rented a jeep and took a drive around the island. Driving to El Caracol from the El Presidente was a snap. There is an older road... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Robert L
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Neat to see but very small! The eco park is about 15-20 per person to get into. Neat to do once but not sure if come back!

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Got tired of hanging around the hotel, so we rented a jeep and took a drive around the island. Driving to El Caracol from the El Presidente was a snap. There is an older road that parallels the coast. It is one way, and has few cars. Takes about 45 minutes. The downside is that you can't really see the... More 

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Pekin, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

It is a small mayan ruin but it is still worth taking the time to see and check out. Also since it is included with the park entrance fee. Plus you can also go to the lagoon look out platform that is on the other side of the road. I enjoy nature and other cultures so I'm glad we stopped... More 

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Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We decided to take a tour of Cozumel Island, one of the best choices we made during our 14 day stay in Playa Del Carmen. It started off with a ferry ride to Cozumel, the ride was good as the sea was calm (approximately 35 min) and our guide Pablo made sure all of our concerns were addressed. Once we... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

The story behind this ruin is there are conch shells built into the top of this structure that catch the wind in severe weather and send out a warning signal. We stopped here on a jeep tour that included the lighthouse and we visited here on the way out.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

While I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to find this ruin, it was roadside while traveling in to the Faro Celarian Eco Park. Our taxi driver, Mario, pulled over to tell us a bit of its history: It was originally used as a lighthouse by the Mayans, helping guide the pilgrims who were coming across to offer their... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

We have visited this little 'temple' for many years. You can crawl inside, it is well-visited. The opening is only about three feet high, so the ancient Mayans were very small people. The whole structure is only about 7-8 feet high, perhaps 15 feet wide, so this is a tiny structure, but in pretty fine condition for being hundreds of... More 

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Round Rock, TX
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is a small site, but it has a great history, and we enjoyed looking at the ruins and understanding why it was built. The Mayan history is amazing!

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Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

I always enjoy learning more about Mayan history. Cozumel's history tends to get looked over too often. I enjoyed but don't put it on your top things to do in Cozumel. If you want to see ruins go to the main land

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Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

El Caracol was very small but it amazed me that is was possibly an ancient lighthouse. It is right across the road from the crocodile lookout at Punta Sur Eco Park. This a very beautiful park! It is a park centered around ecology, caring for nature not using nature. Along with the crocodile preservation they also had sea turtle preservation.

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