If you are looking for access to exciting cultural excursions while you’re on vacation, we suggest staying at Sunscape Sabor Cozumel!
Each year in May and June, the traditional Mayan voyage from Xcaret, or modern day Polé, to Cozumel to Playa del Carmen is made in handmade canoes. This ritual journey is completed to honor the lovely Goddess Ix Chel. A fleet of 25 canoes, manned by 300 trained rowers from Xcaret, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen make the daring trip to commemorate this sacred Mayan Journey. The Cozumel Channel has a bit of a current, and gets to a depth of 420 meters! The courageous rowers travel a grand total of 50 kilometers round trip, which takes up to seven hours each way.
Consider this festival while planning your trip to the area, and help celebrate the fascinating local culture.