2012 Maya Sculpture in Playa Del Carmen at noon in summer. The modern "Portal Maya" sculpture is raised right on the city's main Caribbean beach by Parque Fundadores and the Cozumel ferry dock just behind it. This immense archway depicts a man being pushed by a spiral of wind and a woman being pushed by a spiral of water, joining hands at the top of the arch. The main columns include a mixture of elements from the region's Mayan past, honoring ancestors as well as people of today interacting in this exciting city. Standing over 50 feet high and 50 feet wide, Portal Maya is made primarily of bronze. The Mexican creator of Portal Maya designed the monument as part of Playa del Carmen's 2012 festivities celebrating the end of the Mayan long count calendar and the beginning of a new era. Tavares stated "We come from a cycle of darkness and we are entering a cycle of light... Through this gateway humanity moves to a new cycle of light and toward a state of elevated consciousness." The sculpture is a testimony of Mayan knowledge like astronomy and mathematics, but it also represents Playa del Carmen's transformation from a small fishing village to a full-grown city. The info is taken and slightly modified from HERE.