Here’s our monthly gallery showcasing some of the region’s many natural and historical attractions. How many have you visited? Which ones would you like to explore on future visits to Grand Residences?
Cancun Underwater Art Museum
Also known as MUSA, this iconic underwater art museum has more than 500 life-size sculptures in four galleries in different parts of the Cancun-Isla Mujeres National Park. The brainchild of British artist Jason deCaires-Taylor, who has gone on to create sunken museums in other parts of the world, MUSA has a message of art and conservation. The sculptures are being colonized by corals and sponges and are a refuge for fish and other marine life. An attraction for divers and snorkelers, the galleries take the pressure off local reefs, giving them a respite and a chance to recover.
A perfect crescent of white sand between Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen, Punta Maroma is one of the Riviera Maya’s most beautiful beaches.
Casa de los Venados, Valladolid
If you are planning a visit to the colonial town of Valladolid, be sure to call in at Casa de los Venados for a guided tour. Located a short walk from the main square, this is a 17th-century mansion lovingly restored by its owners who are lifelong collectors of Mexican folk art. More than 3,000 pieces are on display, a tribute to the creativity of Mexican artisans. You’ll see everything from giant porcelain pineapples to Talavera vases and tableware, figurines of saints, angels, mermaids, skeletons and diablitos, alebrijes, wood carvings, textiles and paintings by local artists. Guided tours are at 10 a.m. (Valladolid time) and at the end you are asked to make a donation to support local community causes.
San Felipe, Yucatan
If you are bound for Rio Lagartos to see the flamingos, after your trip through the mangroves and lagoons to witness one of the Yucatan´s great natural wonders, why not explore a little further? A short drive from Rio Lagartos, San Felipe is a fishing village on the Gulf coast with peaceful beaches, colorful clapboard houses and delicious fresh seafood.
Ask your Concierge
Your Concierge can help you arrange trips to these spots and to all the natural and historical wonders in the Mexican Caribbean and Yucatan.