500 years of history
There are many stories to tell about this paradisiac place, since for centuries it was visited by ancient mayan civilization couples, who looked for a bond with their deities to ask for love and fertility.
Years later, in the period of Colonization, Isla Pasión was the place where pirates hid, and recently it has been the set & stage for different movies and series.
Nowadays, it’s a place with spectacular beauty entirely used for adventure tourism and as an exclusive wedding destination, where couples can celebrate unforgettable marriage ceremonies.
Mayan island of love
The legend tells how Ixchel, a mayan princess, fell in love with Itzamá, a warrior from another kingdom. When he became God of the Sun, he gave Ixchel the virtue of the night, converting her into the Goddess of the Moon.
From this union a complement was born, were Ixchel represented the femininity, the night and the water; and Itzamá represented the masculinity, the day and the earth.
The island, as an union of these elements, became a sacred place for the Mayan civilization, who associated it with the love and commitment between Ixchel and Itzamá.
Because of this, the mayans used to arrive to the island and celebrate 3-days marriage rituals, were the couple was purified, the families were united and the marriage took place. Actually, these rituals were the reason why the island was called Mukyaj Peten, which years later was translated to Isla Pasión in Spanish, name currently used and very well known by Riviera Maya and Cancun locals.