Carnaval is particularly lively in Chetumal. Colorful nightly parades bring locals into the streets to watch floats and plumed dancers pass by.
This festival is a prayer offering of sorts to the hurricane gods. Activities include pre-Hispanic dancing, art shows and culinary events. It's usually held during the third week of August.
See this cultural organization's Facebook page for upcoming events such as concerts, food festivals and art exhibits.
Felipe Carrillo Puerto celebrates its patron saint Santa Cruz with fervor on May 3 to commemorate the town's important Maya shrine and its legendary talking cross. Music, dance and religious festivities begin in lat…