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Sandos at the Beach Soccer Worldwide Riviera Maya Cup 2013

This past weekend, Sandos resorts was thrilled to sponsor and attend the Beach Soccer Worldwide Riviera Maya Cup 2013, held May 3 – 5 in one of our favorite cities: Playa del Carmen! With an impressive stadium set up right next to the Caribbean Sea at the famous Mamitas Beach Club, the 7-game event drew in thousands of spectators, most with cold Coronas in-hand and still dressed in their swimsuits. (Hey, it’s the beach!)

Brazil, Spain, the Bahamas and Mexico all went head-to-head for three afternoons, duking it out on the sands of Mamitas Beach Club while the crowd cheered, drank and did the wave. Each game got pretty intense, with players ending every period covered head-to-toe in sand to prove they fought tooth and nail.

Every day of the event saw teams coming from behind for epic last-minute victories, but in the end it was Brazil who won the cup and all the bragging rights.

And of course, who could forget the halftime performances from our co-sponsors Corona and Coco Bongo?

Spectators who showed up Sunday afternoon were in for a real treat: a celebrity game filled with TV hosts, Mexico beach soccer team players, soap opera actors and musicians. The celeb personalities played on teams for sponsors Sandos resorts (that’s us!) and the Riviera Maya.

A stay at Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort helped the celebs to relax and get in optimal playing form for their big Sunday match. (Glad you guys had a good time!)

 

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