Travel Inspiration: Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico – Home of the World’s Largest Underwater Museum, Chichén Itzá & the Sacred Blue Cenote

Posted on April 1, 2013 by in Travel Deals

Photos of the National Marine Park of Cancún courtesy of Jason deCaires Taylor.

For me, travel is all about the destination and opportunities to experience new sights, sounds and tastes. So when I stumbled upon images of this installation, which is part of the underwater museum MUSA, or Museo Subacuático de Arte, the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico jumped 50 places up on my bucket list.

While visually stunning, the statues serve a greater purpose; sustaining and preserving marine life. They are all made of a special kind of cement that attracts the growth of coral and which in turn encourages fish and other life to colonize the reef… genius!

If you're as enthralled by this underwater art as I am, check out this video from MegaStructures on Discovery Channel to find out more.

More Beauty and Intrigue on the Yucatán Peninsula

Chichén Itzá

A trip to Cancún or the Yucatán Peninsula wouldn't be complete without a visit to one of the seven wonders of the modern world, Chichén Itzá, and while there it would be criminal not to take a dip in the Sacred Blue Cenote, the perfectly round natural sinkhole located just 2 miles away from the Mayan ruins.

Sacred Blue Cenote