Founded in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is known for other-worldly spectacles that feature expertly designed sets, stunning costumes and breathtaking stunts. In the world of Cirque, swimming pools appear where solid stages were just seconds before, acrobats soar from ceilings and bodies fly. It’s all big shows performed for big crowds in big cities, but Joya is different.
The destination theatre is settled in a region where Cancun nightlife and resort cabarets dominate. The show offers a chance to take a break from sun, sand, snorkeling and bottomless drinks to be enchanted by artistry in motion. It is an intimate departure from Cirque’s usual massive scale, a dinner and show experience with just 600 total seats.
Joya is not a show about Mexico, but it’s a show that has been influenced by Mexico and its culture, music, history and environment.
Intricate sets are used to develop the narrative from a library, to a pirate ship, to swimming in the deep sea. The scenes are ever changing and audience members are at times even stimulated with aromas to tantalize the senses and transport them deep inside the jungle.
Joya is a step away from the usual Cancun excursions, jungle tours, or the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza tours. A night to remember, and an excellent opportunity to dress up and be dazzled, this is a once in a lifetime experience, and you will be nothing less than delighted when it’s over.