El Cruce Cancun

El Cruce Cancun

10 km course starts on Cancún and finishes on Isla Mujeres where the swimmers swim over the Cancun Underwater Museum in the National Marine Park

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Name of Race

El Cruce Cancun

Event Nickname

Por La Libre Cancún-Isla Mujeres

Event Month

April
May

Region

North America

Body of Water

Cancún to Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Distances Offered

2-3k
9-10k

Temperature

Warm

Experience

Intermediate

Water Type

Sea

Swim Type

Race

Description

Por La Libre Cancún to Isla Mujeres (El Cruce or Cruce Cancún or Por La Libre Cancún-Isla Mujeres) is one of the World’s Top 100 Open Water Swims and the World’s Top 100 Island Swims. It is a beautifully two-race event from Cancún to Isla Mujeres in Quintana Roo in southern Mexico. Swimmers can choose between a 3 km and 10 km ocean course in crystal-clear water tropical waters that can occasionally become rough and tidal. The race is traditionally held in May or June and is considered to be one of the most beautiful inter-island ocean competitions and marathon swims in the world. Sometimes called the PLL’12 10K Open Water Cancun to Isla Mujeres. It is also part of the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 World Open Water Swimming Series.

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