Upcoming Events in Cancun & Riviera Maya

(Photo courtesy of Experiencias Xcaret)

Here’s a round up of upcoming events in Cancun and the Riviera Maya in April and May, 2017.

Fundadores 2017 International Riviera Maya Fishing Tournament, Playa del Carmen, April 14-16

This tournament attracts fishermen from all over the state and the Caribbean. Competitors are asked to follow catch and release policy to help preserve fish stocks.

Representation of the Crucifixion, Playa Delfines, Cancun, April 14

Playa Delfines or El Mirador in Cancun is the setting for a representation of the Via Crucis and Crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, April 14. Processions, masses and vigils also take place in other parts of the Yucatan Peninsula, Merida and throughout Mexico.

Anniversary of the Founding of Cancun, April 20

Masses, processions, exhibitions and more in Downtown Cancun to celebrate the 47th anniversary of the founding of Cancun.

Cancun International Capitan Armando Ferrat Fishing Tournament 2017, Cancun, April 21-23

This tournament attracts fishermen from all over the state and the Caribbean. Competitors are asked to follow catch and release policy to help preserve fish stocks.

Regatta del Sol al Sol, Isla Mujeres, April 28 – May 5

The 49th year of this famous yacht race from the St. Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida to Isla Mujeres. The event also features parties for the yacht crews and islanders, excursions and a race around Isla Mujeres.

Ultra Marathon 50K, Cozumel, April 29

A Jungle race on the island of Cozumel following a route from Villa Maya to Punta Molas lighthouse on the northern tip of the island. The distances are 50, 25 or 12.5 kilometers and 1.5 and 3 kilometers for younger runners in the 8 to 10 and 11 to 14 age categories. Running or trekking. Deadline for inscriptions April 8. www.circuitoultras.com

Puerto Morelos Fishing Tournaments, late April – early May

Cesar Martin Rosado Tournament, Puerto Morelos, April 28-30

Don Andres Garcia Lavin Tournament, Puerto Morelos, May 5-7

Travesía Sagrada Maya, Xcaret and Cozumel, May 26-27

One of the most famous events in the Riviera Maya in May, The Sacred Mayan Crossing is the reenactment of an ancient pilgrimage. Oarsmen set sail from the port of Pole (now Xcaret) in a fleet of wooden canoes bound for the island of Cozumel where they will worship at the shrine of Ixchel, the Maya goddess of the moon and fertility.

Visit the Royal Resorts blog at www.royalresorts.com for listings of more events in Cancun and the Riviera Maya during the year.

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