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.

Underwater Wonders

Underwater Wonders

April 01, 2014

Snorkelers and scuba divers: Prepare for something out of (and under) this world. Located off the coast of nearby Isla Mujeres, the Cancun Underwater Museum is mind-blowing. Featuring the works of English sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor and other sculptors, it was designed to counter storm damage to reef areas. The collection of life-sized sculptures began in 2009 and now features 500 awe-inspiring works that, together, create an artificial reef system where coral and marine life happily cohabitate. The sculptures are crafted of pH-neutral marine concrete and many depict community locals – though perhaps unrecognizable as they're now covered in coral. You can also catch a glimpse of these underwater wonders from glass-bottom boats that regularly ferry guests of Riviera Maya resorts to the site. Trust us, this is a sight you don't want to miss.

Address: off the coast of Isla Mujeres