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El Cruce


El Cruce is one of the most incredible and unique open water races in the world.  There really is no other race like this one.

El Cruce, or “The Crossing”, starts by being the largest 10k race in the world… over 450 swimmers!  Not to mention 300 swimmers in the 3k race.  Given that this is such an amazing race you can often find some of the world’s fastest swimmers there too.  Then there is the location.  On the sandy beaches and crystal-clear tropical waters of the Mexican Caribbean.  The race itself is a point to point swim from the holiday mecca of Cancun to the Isla Mujeres or the “Island of Women”.

But the probably the most amazing thing is what you can see along the way.  Like any great Caribbean swim, you can see all kinds of flora and fauna found in these waters.  Amazing coral, fish, rays, starfish, turtles and the like.  Any of which makes this an incredible race… but what about swimming over an underwater museum!

That’s right, the race goes right over the Cancun Underwater Museum (MUSA)!  This is a museum of over 500 statues placed there to create the largest artificial coral reef in the world!  This race also has the distinction and privilege of being the only international race allowed to traverse this amazing museum and ecological site.

A truly memorable race, incredible location and amazing vacation.

El Cruce

Quick Facts

Date: May 27, 2017

Location: Cancun, Mexico

Distance: 3km, 10km

Type: Ocean Swim