Día de la Marina

Religious in Río Lagartos

On the day of this big annual event, following a morning Mass, a crown of flowers is dedicated to the Virgin and carried from the church to a boat, where it is then taken 4km out to sea and placed in the water as an offering to all the fisherfolk who have perished at sea.

The boats are heavily decorated on this day, and tourists are welcome to ride to the site for free. Just ask if you can go, and be friendly and respectful. A tip for their kindness, following the service, is a grateful gesture (M$50 to M$100 per visitor).