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The Chosen Ones

Preparation for the journey has begun, in which 380 chosen oarsmen will paddle the Caribbean Sea from Xcaret to Cozumel island.

Great canoers are ready to set out on a spiritual and renovating journey with the intention to discover their own inner strength, and to fully understand their relationship with nature, the sea, and the cosmos.

You can witness this ancient tradition at Xcaret on May 25th and 26th, where rituals, dances, nautical arts, but above all the worship of the Mayan goddess Ixchel, will take place.

Diary of an oarsman

We row;
fire in our muscles,
salt in our eyes,
wind at our bow,
and sun on our skin.


We burn and burn, until we have nothing more to burn.

We row and row until we can´t row any longer - then we row on.