Tag: Isla Mujeres

Beauty And The Beast In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There are few swims around the world that are as tropically beautiful and challenging as El Cruce (see more here). Rafa Hernández has really made El Cruce special. The annual event held in April attracts nearly 800 competitors from 15 to 70 years to its 9.5 km sea swim from Cancún to Isla Mujeres where the

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Mano-a-Mano In The Sea

Viewed from every angle, the sea swim in Cancún was an outstanding race between Luiz Lima, a two-time Olympian from Brazil, and Fernando Betanzos, one of the brightest young Mexican swimmers, at the 10 km El Cruce (Por La Libre), a 10 km crossing from Cancún to Mexico's famed Isla Mujeres. Among the 398 swimmers who entered the 10 km race, Lima and Betanzos

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Where Sharks And Swimmers Co-Exist

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Discovery Channel's Shark Week describes ten places around the world where sharks can be readily seen and are always around. 1. Cocos Island in Costa Rica with loads of hammerheads and whitetip reef sharks. 2. Isla Mujeres in Mexico with pods of giant plankton-feeding whale sharks. 3. Great Barrier Reef

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