Friday, July 13, 2012 8:41 AM
2012 Feria de Playa del Carmen Sport Fishing Tournament
The second annual Feria del Carmen Sport Fishing Tournament in Playa del Carmen will take place tomorrow, Saturday July 14, leaving from the beach at 8:00 am sharp in front of Playa del Carmen's historic Parque Fundadores. First place in this exciting contest will bring a cash prize of 25 thousand pesos!
This fishing tournament is part of the sports program of the Feria del Carmen schedule of events which also includes the children's baseball championships, regional motocross championships, the "Ruta del Delfin" swim competition, the "Copa Virgin del Carmen" children's soccer tournament, the Toño Aldeco Cavelcade, the annual Cycling Classic, the "Mr. Playa" Body-building competition, roller skating, children and youth cycling, and the Martin Ubieta Horse races and Equestrian Show and more!
This year, the winners will be awarded 25 thousand pesos for 1st place, 15 thousand pesos for 2nd, 10 thousand for 3rd, 5 thousand for 4th and 5 thousand for 5th place. In addition prizes will be awarded to the anglers who bring in the 3 largest species of the day.
With this tournament, the organizers hope to resurrect one of the most important traditions of Playa del Carmen, which originated as a fishing village.The organizers hope to exceed the number of boats that participated last year, when 27 boats registered representing Cozumel, Puerto Aventuras, Puerto Morelos and Solidaridad, the host municipality.
I moved to Mexico with my family in 2004 with the hope of offering our children a more global education and world view. Since then, we have traveled through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, gathering friends and life experiences and learning a lot about ourselves along the way. When we are not out and about exploring, Rob and I own and operate BuyPlaya, a Playa del Carmen real estate company and FurnitureMex. "Life's a Beach" is a catch-all blog where you may find anything from restaurant reviews, to recipes, gardening tips, commentary about expat daily life, local events, information about moving to Mexico and educating children in Playa del Carmen. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.