Underwater Museum of Art in Cancun

There is no doubt that Cancun It is one of the most spectacular destinations to enjoy a vacation, especially if you are looking for paradisiacal beaches where you can rest in the middle of an incomparable landscape. But it is not all about lying on the sand to enjoy the sun as there are many activities you can do to make the experience much more enriching.

Today I would like to write about a place that I discovered watching a Cancun documentary and that I find really spectacular, as well as original. Its about Underwater Museum of Art, which is in the waters surrounding the Cancun National Marine Park and is a true underwater museum in which there are many sculptures that you will be able to see while taking a short snorkelling trip.

Art under the sea

In this original museum there are several sculpture collections they are true works of art. A space where you can find more than 400 sculptures of different sizes and themes that are the work of Jason deCaire Taylor. In addition to being an artist, he is also the founder and director of that original museum that just opened two years ago tomorrow. A museum that in its first year of life was visited by more than 750,000 tourists, without a doubt a record figure for being so young.

In order not to harm the marine nature, the sculptures were made with a special cement that does not alter the marine ecosystem and that resembles the materials found in natural reefs. The sculptures represent various facets, situations and elements that you can find in the daily life of anyone, from an old woman to a children playing, a fisherman, carpenters ...

This museum is in waters that are very crystalline and that they are not too deep for anyone to visit without having to be a diving expert. In that area there are also many developing coral reefs and a lot of marine life, so it is worth visiting as you will see several things at once.


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