underwater museum of art

Underwater Museum of Isla Mujeres

Surely you have heard of the Underwater Museum of Isla Mujeres (MUSA), one of the greatest attractions of the island because of its artistic atmosphere that’s combined with nature. In this article, we will tell you more about this breathtaking museum.

The Art of Conservation in the Underwater Museum of Isla Mujeres

The MUSA is a sculpture museum located in the deeps of the sea between Isla Mujeres and Cancun.

it has more than 500 sculptures made with specific materials that are not only ecological but similar to the seabed so it can stimulate the coral growth, also with many holes of different shapes and sizes so it can become the home of little fishes and crustaceans.


man on fire musa


 It’s a work of art that was made by humans and it’s constantly changing with nature and because of that, this museum has become the largest artificial reef in the world.

The museum was inaugurated in 2009 by the Dr. Jaime González Cano and the ex-president of Associated Nautics of Cancun (ANC), Roberto Díaz Abraham, along with the British artist Jason deCaires Taylor, which is a Sustainable Art advocate, and many others such as the Mexican artist Karen Salinas, Rodrigo Quiñones and the Cuban artist Elier Amado Gil.


coral reef isla mujeres

How’s the Underwater Museum?

This enormous collection principally made by Jason deCaires Taylor is divided into 3 sections or galleries: Manchones Hall that’s 8 meters deep, Nizuc Hall and Punta Sam Hall, both located 4 meters deep, in these 3 you can find incredible sculptures such as the Man on Fire.


musa underwater museum isla mujeres

How to get there?

There are different ways so you can get there and admire this incredible museum; in Isla Mujeres, you’ll find lots of options, for example, tours in a boat with transparent bottomsnorkel tours through the surface or if you feel more adventurous you can take a scuba diving tour and look up close the amazing sculptures of this museum.

underwater museum of art

Now that you know what the Underwater Museum of Isla Mujeres is, what are you waiting to visit this incredible place on your next trip to Skulls Landing Hotel in Isla Mujeres, you’ll love it!