Yucatan Events During the 2011 Summer

Many people are planning their vacation to the Yucatan Peninsula in search of a unique and memorable travel experience. If you are one of these people, it is a good idea to plan your vacation keeping in mind some of the key events that are about to happen this summer.

You can always ask your travel agent for more details and about arranging the accommodations, but you should know in advance what you will be most interested in seeing during your vacation. There are many events happening during the summer on the Yucatan Peninsula, and we have prepared a short list to help you decide what time will be best for taking your vacation:

Yucatan and Riviera Maya events

Whale Sharks Festival


If you are interested in marine life and find whale sharks fascinating, you will have a chance to join a festival dedicated to them which will be held in Isla Mujeres from 15th to 17th of July. The whale sharks come here on their migration trip in search for food as the plankton they feed on migrates, and tourists visiting during the summer months have a chance to join one of the trips that take them to see these majestic animals and allow them to get into the water and swim with them.

Fishing Tournament

Another interesting event that is worth taking part in is the fishing tournament in Playa del Carmen, which will be held from 17th to 18th of July. Playa del Carmen is one of the top resorts, so you will not have to go far from your comfortable hotel accommodations if your hobby is fishing and you would like to join this tournament to make your vacation even more fun.

Ultimate Diver Challenge

An ultimate diver challenge event is planned for Cozumel from 15th to 30th of July this year. This is the first scuba diving reality TV show, and even though you may not have the opportunity to participate in it personally, there will be a lot to see related to the challenge on the Island of Cozumel. This year the challenge will be held for the fifth time and it steadily gains popularity among people who are fans of underwater activities and marine life.

Mayan Culture Day

On 30th of July in the state of Quintana Roo there will be a large scale event dedicated to Mayan culture. If you are visiting the area at the end of July, you will be able to see the activities organized for this event, visit local museums and learn more about the culture, religion and society of the Maya.


If you are interested in other events happening this summer in Central America that are related to adventure tours, Mayan culture and the local wildlife, visit us often and check the available updates. We always know what is coming next and what is worth seeing, so contact us if you are interested in taking your next vacation in this part of the world.