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Cancún Underwater Museum

Cancún Underwater Museum (Punta Cancun, Punta Nizuc and Manchones Reef – Isla Mujeres) — Combining art and nature, Sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor has created underwater museums (known locally as MUSA) off the shores of Punta Cancún, Punta Nizuc, and Manchones Reef in Isla Mujeres. His main body of work features more than 400 lifelike […]

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Maya Museum

Maya Museum (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 16, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) — After a six-year, $15 million investment, the Maya Museum opened in November 2012 in Cancun’s hotel zone. Ancient Mayan culture is promoted through hundreds of artifacts, including 14,000 year-old skeletal remains discovered in the underwater caves of Tulum. The adjacent San Miguelito archaeological site is […]

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Yamil Lu’um

Yamil Lu’um (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 10, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) — Located on Cancún’s highest point (the name means “hilly land”), this archaeological site is on the grounds of the Park Royal Cancún and Westin Lagunamar, which means that non-guests can only visit from the beach side. The concierges at either hotel may let you enter […]

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Ruinas El Rey

Ruinas El Rey (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 617, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) — Large signs on the Zona Hotelera’s lagoon side, roughly opposite Playa Delfines, point out the small Ruins of the King. Although much smaller than famous archaeological sites like Tulum and Chichén Itzá, this site (commonly called El Rey) is worth a visit, and makes […]

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Chichén Itzá

Chichén Itzá (El Castillo pyramid)(Tulum, Yucatan – 179 km. west of Cancún) — some time before Columbus’ arrival in the Americas, this site was once a thriving Mayan city, considered one of the largest in existence. The pyramid that marks this location exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico […]