26. They Recreate A Sacred Mayan Journey Even Today!
At their peak, the Mayan people used to carry out a sacred ritual in honor of Xcaret, the Jaguar goddess of medicine and midwifery. this annual ritual involved crossing a river in a canoe to reach Cozumel Island. This ancient ritual is still carried out even today!
Every year, enthusiastic modern-day Mayans and even tourists sign up to recreate this sacred journey. They start by canoeing across Playa del Carmen to Cozumel Island and then participating in various ceremonies in honor of their Goddess. What a journey back in time it must be!