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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Exploring San Gervasio Ruins

So after cruising up the gorgeous southeast side of the island, we had to cut back through the island to get back to the west side. Near the center of the island are the Mayan ruins of San Gervasio.

The had a nice paved walkway to tour the ruins, but I really just wasn't feeling this place (except the bug bites) after a few drinks in paradise sitting on the beach.

I wondered how many people had walked on this old cobblestone road before me that leads to the "gate" of the settlement (in the background).

I was pretty amazed that this old entry into the settlement was still standing after several hundred years in such a tropical climate.

I was even more amazed by these trees that grew among the ruins and the government built the palapas around the trees.

It had such a unique and strange root system that was very cool.

The roots were also home to several iguanas.

Doesn't it look like something out of a sci-fi movie that could reach up on a dark night and grab you?

My husband was much more interested than I was...

Um, nice giant palapa?

I was hot and thirsty and ready to go back to some nice bar on the beach ;)

So, unless you are really into these sorts of things, I'd skip this attraction and save yourself $7.

GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: I'm off to the zoo to do a little early morning photography.

1 comment:

Dennis the Vizsla said...

I think I would like it -- I love ruins!