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Overlooking the ocean on a private island just a twenty-minute walk outside downtown Cancun, Mia Reef Isla Mujeres offers the perfect gateway to Caribbean paradise. 

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From our private, secluded setting, the best of Cancun is yours to explore. From pristine white sand beaches to vibrant nightlife and exhilarating watersports, snorkeling, scuba diving and eco adventures, our friendly hotel staff will be happy to make recommendations and assist with arrangements for any tour, activity or excursion. 

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  • Cancun’s Underwater Museum distance:This monumental installation consists of more than 400 life size figurative sculptures.

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    Submerge yourself in one of the most beautiful and clear waters of the world; The Mexican Caribbean.

    In the near future these crystal clear waters will be home to one of the largest underwater museums on the planet, located in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Forming this museum will be a series of underwater sculptural installations all sited within the protected National Marine Park, of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

    Divers and snorkellers will have the opportunity to admire more than 400 original sculptures in depths ranging from 9 to 20 feet. The artist behind the project Jason deCaires Taylor offers a contemporary and cultural view of how the Mayan people have evolved through out the years in “The Silent Evolution”. This monumental installation consists of more than 400 life size figurative sculptures. Also located in the museum, near the island of Isla Mujeres, a sculpture entitled “The Dream Collector” will be submerged, along with many other unique master pieces.

    Submerge yourself in one of the most beautiful and clear waters of the world; The Mexican Caribbean.

    In the near future these crystal clear waters will be home to one of the largest underwater museums on the planet, located in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Forming this museum will be a series of underwater sculptural installations all sited within the protected National Marine Park, of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

    Divers and snorkellers will have the opportunity to admire more than 400 original sculptures in depths ranging from 9 to 20 feet. The artist behind the project Jason deCaires Taylor offers a contemporary and cultural view of how the Mayan people have evolved through out the years in “The Silent Evolution”. This monumental installation consists of more than 400 life size figurative sculptures. Also located in the museum, near the island of Isla Mujeres, a sculpture entitled “The Dream Collector” will be submerged, along with many other unique master pieces.

  • The Park of Sculptures distance:15 minutes

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    Located on the southernmost tip of the island, where the sun rises, the Park of Sculptures displays 23 original pieces by local and foreign artists, including world-famous Mexican sculptors Sebastian and Jose Luis Cuevas. It is a splendid site enhanced by the incredible backdrop of majestic cliffs and the stunning turquoise waters of the Caribbean.

    Located on the southernmost tip of the island, where the sun rises, the Park of Sculptures displays 23 original pieces by local and foreign artists, including world-famous Mexican sculptors Sebastian and Jose Luis Cuevas. It is a splendid site enhanced by the incredible backdrop of majestic cliffs and the stunning turquoise waters of the Caribbean.

Cancun’s Underwater Museum

distance: This monumental installation consists of more than 400 life size figurative sculptures.
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Threefold Purpose

• To provide the visitors the opportunity to visit our pristine natural reefs while giving the opportunity to see the gorgeous sculptures. This way we will be helping the conservation of the natural corals.
• Promote Cancun as a cultural and artistic developing area.
• Continue the growth of the project, by inviting many oher fine artists for many years to come.

Cancun Nautical Association, Isla Mujeres Nautical Association together with the National Marine Park Autorities, have developed this wonderful project, motivated by these great goals.

Environmentally Friendly

The sculptures are all designed to become artificial reefs and are constructed from special materials which promote marine life and create areas for corals to flourish and marine creatures to breed and take refuge, boosting the local ecosystem. The appearance of the sculptures will change over time as the coral grows and marine life colonize the structures. You cannot miss it.

About the british artist

Creator of the world’s first underwater sculpture park, Jason de Caires Taylor has gained international recognition for his unique work. His sculptures highlight ecological processes whilst exploring the intricate relationships between modern art and the environment.

Turtle Farm

distance: 10 minutes
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For thousands of years, the beaches on Isla Mujeres have been nesting grounds for marine turtles that return to the same beach every year. Between the months of May and September, they lay hundreds of eggs and then return to the sea, leaving the babies to fend for themselves. The Turtle Farm is one of Isla's main attractions and a source of pride for the locals. Here, the hatchlings are protected until they are strong enough to make it into the sea, at which point children from the local schools are invited to set them free on the shore. This is an excellent opportunity for the children to learn about conservation techniques and how to help ensure the survival of this wonderful species.

Templo Maya

distance: 15 minutes
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Historically speaking, this is one of the most important attractions on Isla Mujeres. In Punta Sur, there is an ancient temple, erected to worship the Mayan Goddess of the moon and fertility, Ixchel. Because it was built on higher ground, archaeologists say it was also used as a lighthouse to guide trade boats coming ashore from Cozumel, Tulum and Xaman-ha, modern day Playa del Carmen.

Mia Reef Isla Mujeres

Calle Zazil-ha s/n Islote El Yunke,
Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres,
Quintana Roo, 77400, México

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