01.14.2017 - 01.14.2017 79 °F
Still in the Yucatán, we docked at a resort on the coast of the Mexican state of Quintana-Roo (one of the 32 Mexican states).
Unlike yesterday, today we were the only ship in port.
Guys in traditional Mayan dress actually played instruments and were upside-down, securely tied to ropes around their waists. -
They descended (the ropes were wound at the top of the pole) as their ropes unwound and they slowly and gracefully spun down to earth!
- (The Danza de los Voladores (Dance of the Flyers), or Palo Volador (pole flying), is an ancient Mesoamerican ceremony/ritual still performed today, albeit in modified form, in isolated pockets in Mexico. It is believed to have originated with the Nahua, Huastec and Otomi peoples in central Mexico, and then spread throughout most of Mesoamerica.)
For those of us with an appalling lack of desire to venture into the jungle, Mexico will recreate!
Looks like the real thing!
Still in the mood to soak up some sun we lazed by Costa Maya’s pool.
The crashing surf invited visions of ancient cultures and pirates.