The Copa Gobernador is the oldest fishing tournament taking place at Quintana Roo south, it was started by the governor Miguel Borge Martin in 1992. For today, is the most important fishing tournament at Quintana Roo south, is usually celebrated at May and it has attractive prizes.
The Mahahual Cup is the pioneer in ecological fishing tournament and thanks to this has been carried out the release of billfish for preservation at the end of the tournament and added more innovative rules for the environment. It is usually held in June and there is a car among the prizes.
The Copa Wahoo is the newest fishing tournament in Mahahual, it has very attractive prizes for the winners and during the tournament days in Mahahual many cultural activities are promoted and is a great time to come and enjoy the local products.
The fishing tournament Dorado Plata has two tournaments, exclusive fishing one of Dorado with the heaviest award and the second release of billfish and practice of ecological fishing. It is a tournament that has had many international interests with people from Canada, USA and Belize.
Hurricane Dean in 2007 was a major blow to the economy of Quintana Roo, left destruction in many cities like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Mahahual where you can still see part of the destruction. Jats'a-Já is a festival dedicated to nature to ask it to move the bad weather and not happen again destruction, wreaths and Mayan religious celebrations are held, but sports and cultural activities are also conducted, conferences, music, crafts, food and more that make amazing cultural point at Mahahual. It will be held at July the 29th and 30th this year.
It is a new festival that was held in May 2016 with 8 consecutive days of cultural and ecological events. It was attended by 100 artists, 28 concerts, arts workshops, painting and photography exhibitions, book presentations and conferences with experts in organic matter. A great event that takes place in Mahahual.