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Pilgrims Paddle To Cozumel


Following last year's success, the second annual 'Sacred Mayan Crossing' will take place at the end of the month.

Thirty 26-foot canoes, each with a crew of four to six, will paddle from the mainland to Cozumel and back.

The 3 day event re-creates ancient ritual pilgrimages undertaken by the original inhabitants of Yucatán to Polé (Xcaret) and then on by canoe to Cuzamil (Cozumel).

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Local Real Estate 'Summit' Planned

Real estate in Mexico
Mexican Caribbean real estate event.
  Atlas Legal, a US conference organizer, will be holding a 'summit' for the real estate market in Playa del Carmen, near Cozumel, next month.

They have held other property events in Mexico in the past, but this is the first that will focus on the Mexican Caribbean.
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Help Cozumel's Cousins

Cozumel was lucky last month. When Hurricane Dean passed by to the south it only brought a little wind and rain.

The island is fine, but some of Cozumel's cousins on the mainland weren't so fortunate.
Mahahual hurricane
Mahahual on the mainland after Dean.
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Cancun and Playa del Carmen Left Unscathed

Many US based news sources published false information claiming that the Riviera Maya got hit hard by Hurricane Dean when in fact it never lost power, cable, or internet.

Other then a bit of wind and rain Playa del Carmen was calm.

Playa del Carmen after Dean
Playa del Carmen beach after Dean.
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Sacred Canoe Crossing

Mayan canoe crossing
Canoes leaving at sunrise.
  History was made at sunrise last Friday, when some 180 rowers took to more than 20 traditional Mayan canoes and paddled across the channel from the mainland to Cozumel.

The re-enactments of travesías sagradas - crossings last made by the Maya over 500 years ago - were organized as part of an event to promote knowledge of local traditions.
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