A new way to explore the Mexican Caribbean
Beneath the waters of the Mexican Caribbean, you can find the Underwater Museum of Art, a collection of works that bring together art and conservation, distributed in three strategic spots of the coast of Cancun and Isla Mujeres.
The purpose of the Underwater Museum of Art goes beyond being yet another tourist attraction. This project came to life from the necessity of releasing the natural reefs from the pressure of mass tourism and helping to slow down the degradation of the reef system known as the Mayan Reef, the world’s second-largest after the Great Australian Barrier. At the same time, the project allows the growth and proliferation of coral and other native species.
The museum is an alternative to the hundreds of thousands of tourists who come to the destination every year to admire the natural wealth of our waters.
The sculptures of the Underwater Museum of Art were created by renowned national and international artists. The creation process was assessed by a team of marine biologists, who made sure that the materials used were ecologic and promoted the growth of coral. In addition, the structures are designed to foster marine life, which has led to a natural metamorphosis as life takes over the sculptures, transforming the museum into a work of both human and nature.
On your next trip to Cancun, don’t forget to save one day to know the museum. There are activities suitable for all ages, including scuba diving, snorkeling, a tour in a glass-bottom boat, and a jungle tour.