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Called "Corrida de Toros" in Mexico, bullfights traditionally begin at 5 pm.
I didn't get to see a fight during my visit, they hadn't started yet for the season.
Each fight has three stages:
After the opening parade, the bull is rushed into the arena where two picadors thrust lances into its shoulders to weaken it.
During the second stage, the bandelleras stick long streamered darts into the shoulders to further debilitate the animal.
The third part is announced with trumpets that usher in the matador to finish off the bull. The matador dodges and taunts the now-weakened, angry and dying bull with his cape. He does this to bring the bull to a strategic spot in the arena, in front of judges, pretty señoritas or government officials, where he will hopefully deliver the "estocada" (killing sword thrust) into the neck of the bull.
Bullfights can be seen each Wednesday at 5 pm November through April at the Toros Plaza across from the Maritime Terminal.
Cost per person $25 USD
I did get a picture of the outside of the arena. I would go for the fun of it if you are not apposed to the animal cruelty. I have been told that if you are an expert in the sport it will not compare to the bull fighting you will find in Spain for example.
Updated Feb 24, 2010
Soccer or Football is very popular in Mexico. I didn't see any organized football myself but I know several people on staff at the Royal Decameron Resort did play competitively.
Here is a pick up game at the resort, I also bump into a pick up game on the beach in Quiximto.
Updated Feb 24, 2010
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