Mexican English Channel

Mexican English Channel

The Mexican English Channel or the Cozumel Channel is an 18 km stretch of sea between Cozumel and the Maya Riviera in the Gulf of Mexico along the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.

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Mexican English Channel

Event Month

December

Start Date

12/20/2020

Region

Central America

Experience

Beginner
Intermediate
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Professional

Water Type

Ocean

Swim Type

Race
Relay

Description

Organization

Crossings (including solo swimstandem swims and relays) are organized and coordinated by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Swimmer Nora Toledano and the Mexican Open Water Association.


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Maya Riviera

The Riviera Maya is a stretch of Caribbean coastline on Mexico’s northeastern Yucatán Peninsula. It’s known for its numerous all-inclusive resorts, such as those in the town of Playa del Carmen, and its long beaches. To the south, Tulum is home to yoga retreats and the preserved ruins of an ancient Mayan port city, perched on an outcrop above a white-sand beach.


Yucatán Peninsula

The Yucatán Peninsula separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea, encompassing 3 Mexican states, plus portions of Belize and Guatemala. On the Caribbean Sea, Mexico’s Riviera Maya resort strip is bookended by 2 popular destinations: Cancún, with its high-rise hotels and nightlife, and, down the coast, quieter Tulum, a rare seaside example of the Mayan ruins found throughout the peninsula’s interior. separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea, encompassing 3 Mexican states, plus portions of Belize and Guatemala. On the Caribbean, Mexico’s Riviera Maya resort strip is bookended by 2 popular destinations: Cancún, with its high-rise hotels and nightlife, and, down the coast, quieter Tulum, a rare seaside example of the Mayan ruins found throughout the peninsula’s interior.


Cozumel

Isla Cozumel (English: Island of the Swallows) is a gorgeous island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen, and close to the Yucatán ChannelCozumel is one of the ten municipalities (municipios) of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.


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