MUSA, an experience not to be missed in Isla Mujeres

MUSA, an experience not to be missed in Isla Mujeres

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A visit to the museum is usually very interesting, but can you imagine what it would be like to experience an underwater museum? You have to imagine no more, since the idea has come to life in Isla Mujeres! Part of the Riviera Maya corridor, this beach destination can be found in the Caribbean Sea, 9 miles from Cancun and only accessible by boat. 

Isla Mujeres offers infinity of attractions, places to visit and things to do but highlight of this spot, and favorite of many travelers remains being Cancun Underwater Museum (MUSA), an artificial reef created with the purpose of protecting nature and has the support of many researchers and marine biologists who helped in creating magnificent sculptures with materials ecologically designed, to help conserve marine wildlife.

This initiative began back in November 2009, and a series of sculptures by well-known artist Jason Taylor de Caires, were placed in the sea, in front of Isla Mujeres. The museum currently has more than 450 sculptures portraying real local men, women and children, with the participation of Mexican artists.

Cancun Underwater Museum (MUSA) has been designed to be admired from the depths: you have to immerse into the sea with a scuba diving equipment and interact with the wildlife up close. You can also enjoy it from the surface while you snorkel, or sail the sea over the museum on boats with crystal floor. You have to plan an escapade to delight yourself with this peaceful and unique scene: one of the few available in the entire world, together with Crimea, Israel, and Grenada amongst them.

Miss no more and come to enjoy this wonder created by man. For more information, visit the official website:

Photo credit: Posta and MUSA


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