This will be truly amazing to see if you are visiting Cozumel during the end of May! Experience an ancient ritual from the fascinating Mayan culture. The Sacred Mayan Crossing will take place In Xcaret from 20th-21st May 2017. It is a recreation of the ancient Mayan ritual pilgrimage undertaken by the original inhabitants of Yucatán.
Thirty canoes take part measuring 26-feet are hand made using an ancient Mayan model. Each canoe has a crew of four to six and are picked from 400 oarsmen from the communities of Xcaret, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen after intense training. The challenge for them is to row across the Channel of Cozumel from Polé, present-day Xcaret, to the island of Cuzamil (Cozumel) and to return later to Xaman Há, now known as Playa del Carmen.