insider Staff Picks

Want to make the most of your vacation on the Riviera Maya? Tap the Reef Resorts staff for insider tips on the hottest things to see and do. Whether you're a fan of history, outdoor adventure, sport fishing or spa days, our team has the inside scoop on the experiences that will make your stay extraordinary.


Get Cultured in Three Dimensions

July 27, 2016

If for some reason you have seen enough of the beaches, your fingers are pruned from too much beautiful snorkeling, or you’re nursing a sunburn, there are plenty of more relaxed attractions for the indoor folks visiting Playa Del Carmen. Lots of fun for kids and adults alike, try the highly unique and interactive 3D Museum of Wonders, located just a few minutes from The Reef Coco Beach.

The 3D Museum of Wonders is the biggest museum in the world with paintings only by one artist, an American named Kurt Wenner. Wenner, who invented 3D illusion art in the 1980s originally as a type of street art. As it gained momentum, Wenner was commissioned for bigger and bigger projects, including the 3D Museum of Wonders in Playa Del Carmen.

While other museums may ask you to refrain from touching or even photographing the work on display, the 3D Museum of Wonders exists primarily for the perfect picture. Your museum guide, who knows the layout of each room, will help you get into place for the perfect and most convincing shot. Balance precariously on the edge of a rock face, pretend you’re surfing on the greatest wave ever, or play with space so that your friend looks like a miniature statue on top of a giant cake. Lounge on an ornate sofa in a room full of Beverly Hills architecture, or float along in an oversized bubble. Regardless of which room you end up loving the most, you will not leave this museum without plenty of pictures to commemorate your unique experience.

As the whole museum is air conditioned and protected from the elements, this day trip is also perfect for rainy days or days that are just too hot. But when it cools down enough, or you’ve gotten your fill of pictures, head back to the hotel for a bite to eat and a relaxing night by the ocean.

Address: 10th Av. between 10 & 8th St. | Plaza Pelícanos, 2nd floor. Parking lot included, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico