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Emotional Paddle To Cozumel (And Back)

More than 350 canoeists had an emotional paddle from the mainland to Cozumel and back, at the end of last month.

The sea and wind made them battle hard, as they took part in the 2014 historic Travesía Sagrada Maya, or Mayan Sacred Journey.

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Emotional paddling.


Cozumel To The Mainland, The Hard Way


Bored of crossing to the mainland by ferry, two Cozumel scuba experts dream of doing it the hard way.

Fernando Paulin and Mateo Gutierrez -- better known locally as Mostro Puc and Capitan Mamoto -- plan to make the trip some 33 feet (10m) underwater, in diving gear and with only the assistance of battery-powered scooters.


Brits' Surprise Cozumel Stop

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Massive Virgin Atlantic plane.

Over 450 passengers on a Virgin Atlantic flight from London to Cancun had an unexpected overnight stop in Cozumel, earlier this month.

The massive Boeing 747-443 transatlantic airliner was diverted to the island due to heavy thunderstorms at its original destination.


Countdown To Cozumel Canoe Crossing

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Mayan canoe crossing.

The countdown has started for this year's Mayan canoe crossing from the mainland to Cozumel and back.

Some 300 paddlers in 30 canoes will take part in the 7th historic Travesía Sagrada Maya, or Mayan Sacred Journey, from May 23 to 25, 2013.


A Different Way To Cozumel

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Stop at Puerto Morelos.

Many visitors to Cozumel fly to the island's own airport or stop for the day on a cruise ship.

However, there is a different way to get to Cozumel that makes for an interesting alternative.


10% Off Cozumel-Cancun Flights


Flying between Cozumel and Cancun offers amazing views and is a convenient way to get to and from the island, especially if you want to connect with another flight in Cancun.

What's more, our exclusive new offer gives you 10% off the airline's own fare!


Tough Paddling To Cozumel

Those paddling the 30 canoes across the sea to Cozumel, last Friday, had a tough job.

The currents and wind were against them as they took part in this year's historic Travesía Sagrada Maya, or Mayan Sacred Journey.

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Tough paddling.


Training For Sacred Canoe Journey

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Choppy training.
  Cozumel teams have started training for the 2011 Sacred Mayan Canoe Crossing between the mainland and the island, which will take place May 19-21.

The trainees got their first taste of choppy seas yesterday, when a north front brought wind to the west side of the island where they train early in the morning.


Gastro-Mania On The Mainland

Organizers announced, this week, that 40 restaurants and bars are now signed up to appear at November's Playa del Carmen Taste of Playa International Food Festival.

This will be the second such culinary congress following the event's huge success last year, and takes place on the mainland just a short ferry ride from Cozumel Island.


Goddesses, Chocolate And Canoes

Delightful chocolate aromas and the smoke of incense mingle in the air with the chatter of Mayan voices and the clink of conch shells being exchanged for food and goods.

This was the traditional Kii’wik market, this week, that started events leading up to some 250 oarsman, in wooden canoes, crossing from the Riviera Maya to Cozumel, and back.



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