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Articles from Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.

Only a week remains until an amazing three-day reenactment brings to life the ancient, mystical journey said to have been taken by the Maya, in their quest to pay tribute to the goddess Ix Chel in Cozumel.

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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.
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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.

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Virgin Atlantic flight
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.

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Cozumel canoe crossing 2013
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.

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