Akumal Photo of the Day – Mayan Canoe – A sacred ritual


Each year, participants re-enact the ritual journey of the ancient Maya who traveled from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in canoes just like this one to worship the goddess Ixchel.  The Sacred Mayan Journey event began in 2007 with the purpose of increasing interest in the Mayan culture and strengthening the cultural identity of people of the area by reviving one of their sacred rituals.

Read more about the Sacred Mayan Journey.

Photo by Scott Brown

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