Cozumel Mexico is known for many things but one of its hidden treasures has to be the San Gervasio ruins. They are not as well known as their larger counterparts; Chichen Itza, Tulum, and Coba. But in terms of significance, San Gervasio Cozumel played an integral part of the Ancient Mayan Culture that was unique in all the Mayas.
Its history spans from 100 B.C. thru the 16th century A.D. (when the Spaniards came and concurred the Mayas).
San Gervasio was home to the goddess Ixchel (literally translated as "She of the Rainbows"). She was also the goddess of fertility, midwifery, weaving, and medicine.
Most young women at one point in their life would make the pilgrimage to Cozumel to pay their respects to the shrine of Ixchel.
The arch depicted on the left was believed to protect the road that led to the ceremonial center.