After spending the night on the island, the canoe teams rowed safely back home to the mainland.
According to Mayan folklore, Ixchel had once again restored cosmic order and balance, and the Mayans could look forward to another cycle of new beginnings.
If You’re Going . . .
The 2013 Sacred Mayan Journey will be repeated at Xcaret in mid-May 2013. For more information, go to website www.xcaret.com. or phone 1-888-922-7831.
For a place to stay, the Occidental Grand Xcaret Hotel is adjacent to Xcaret Park and boasts 11 restaurants, 10 bars, 5 swimming pools and live music in the evening. The hotel has 750 rooms in 15 different buildings, a fitness center, tennis courts, solarium, archery, shuffleboard courts and mini-golf. Phone 800-858-2258.
Dave Zuchowski is a travel columnist for CNHI News Service. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.